Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Lots of Canonsburg area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is Tri-State Antique Center, located on West Pike Street in Canonsburg. This shop, located in downtown Canonsburg, has a large selection of furniture, dolls, jewelry and other antique items, as well as modern collection pieces, such as decorative glass and metal work. Tri-State's merchandise also can be bought through the store's website. Have you been there? Review this shop on the Tri-State Antique Center directory listing. Have you bought anything here? What did you find?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Q: I am thinking of opening my own business. Do I need to create some sort of business entity like an LLC or a corporation, or can I skip that step?
Friday, June 1, 2012
Choosing how to organize a business involves balancing convenience, start-up costs, the complexity of running your business and risk. The right choice depends on the business activities you envision, how much start-up money you have, how you envision the business functioning as an organization and the level of personal risk you are willing to live with. The easiest way to start a business is to simply start doing business without creating a separate legal business entity. If you are the only person who owns the business, this is called a sole proprietorship. here are a number of advantages to operating a sole proprietorship: it is easy, the profits of the business flow directly to the sole proprietor to reinvest or take as income, and the…
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Canonsburg's Main Street Progam is embarking on an initiative that would allow local businesses to get in the 'gift card game.'
Nadeen Steffey doesn’t just want you to shop downtown, she wants you to gift that way, too. And if enough merchants opt in, giving a gift from businesses in the Canonsburg area will be that much easier. Steffey, Canonsburg’s Main Street Manager is teaming up with the Greater Canonsburg Chamber of Commerce to create a gift-card program for local businesses—one she said would be similar to a mall gift card that you can purchase at one business and use in any of those participating. “We really like this idea,” Steffey said, adding that there have already been two planning meetings with local business leaders about the concept. And so far, so good. In order to kick start the program, 10 businesses need to opt in, and so far, five have already …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Healthy Pet Products had its grand opening on Saturday.
Healthy Pet Products customers no longer have to travel to the North Hills to find natural food, supplements and treats for their dogs and cats. Owner Toni Shelaske opened a second store in Upper St. Clair. The store opened its doors at the end of October and held its grand opening on Saturday. Already the store is "doing very well," Shelaske said. "I'm passionate about what I feed pets," she said. "I have loyal customers because of my products and knowledge." Shelaske said her knowledge comes from her years of owning a pet-sitting business. She became aware of the common health afflictions in the pets she was taking care of and began researching. The root of the problem, in most cases, was what the animals were eating, she said. Since …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Canonsburg Main Street Manager Nadeen Steffey encourages everyone to follow the national trend and buy local.
Nadeen Steffey said it's reality: You can't buy everything you need in Downtown Canonsburg. But the Canonsburg Main Street manager said you might be surprised to see what you can buy—and she wants to encourage local folks to surprise themselves this holiday season and buy into a national trend that urges people to shop local. Called Shift Your Shopping, the national initiative aims to encourage people across the country to patronize local businesses before heading out to the chains. Americans are about to spend a large portion of their annual shopping budget between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31—the National Retail Federation predicts about $700 per shopper. Numerous studies show that if those dollars are shifted to locally owned, independent …
The new restaurant also dishes out fresh-baked pastries and coffees for the morning crowd.
Jonathan and Brandy Vlasic have always had a passion for restoring old buildings. They own the historic Alla Famiglia restaurant on Mt. Washington, and purchased a historic farm house in Eighty Four, which has been a work in progress. When Jonathan and Brandy heard that the former Classroom Restaurant in Peters Township was available, there was little question in their minds what their next project would be. “It was appealing to me because it was this 100-plus-year-old schoolhouse,” Jonathan said. “Alla Famiglia is 130 years old, and we live in a 220-year-old farm house. We like things with character.” After completely refurbishing the building, the Vlasic couple opened Arlecchino Ristorante in September, which the couple said gives the …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The venue is now open for a buffet lunch Monday through Friday.
There's a new lunch spot in Canonsburg! The Bistro @ Bella Sera is a weekday "all-you-can-enjoy lunch buffet" located at Bella Sera Venue & Catering on Morganza Road. The menu changes daily and features a full display of seasonally inspired, freshly prepared salads, wraps, entrees, sides, pastas, desserts and antipasto display. The lunch buffet launched on Nov. 1st as a result of an ongoing request from customers. Owner Jason Capps said “over the last few years, patrons have asked us to do some sort of routine-dining option open to the public. Well, we are excited to finally announce that the time has come and Bistro @ Bella Sera is the result.” Originally from Washington, Capps grew up in the food business and eventually traveled to work …
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Canonsburg catering business now offers a lunch buffet—and today, it has a Steelers flavor.
There's a new lunch spot in Canonsburg. The Bistro at Bella Sera is a weekday "all-you-can-enjoy lunch buffet" located at Bella Sera Venue & Catering on Morganza Road. The menu changes daily and features a full display of seasonally inspired, freshly prepared salads, wraps, entrees, sides, pastas desserts and a antipasto display. And today there will be a Steelers-themed lunch buffet with "football-food" including pierogies. What you need to know if you go tomorrow: Menu: Banana peppers, hamburgers with caramelized onions, hot sausage with saurkraut, pierogies with butter and sauteed onions, seafood pasta salad, farfalle with alfredo, homemade potato chips, and house-made pickles Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday Location: 414 …