2 more businesses coming to Greensburg’s South Pennsylvania Avenue
Two businesses have announced their imminent arrival on Greensburg’s South Pennsylvania Avenue, bringing more development to a street that’s seen a resurgence this year.
The Trendy Bunny children’s clothing boutique will open in the rear of 136 S. Pennsylvania Ave., with the entrance on McKeon Way, this fall or winter.
A yet-to-be-named antiques shop is set to open at 402 S. Pennsylvania Ave. this fall.
Trendy Bunny owner Alisha Edwards has been selling children’s clothing online since 2016.
Last year she started working out of an office, but Edwards said her local customers kept asking for a proper brick-and-mortar store.
She’s moving into a long-vacant structure that has been undergoing renovation since this spring, when it was purchased by the company City Cribs. The Trendy Bunny will join other occupants that plan to move into the building: the Wight Elephant Boutique, the office of the Downtown Greensburg Project and 10 upper-floor apartments.
“The building itself is beautiful, and there’s so much history there,” Edwards said. “And there’s so much happening there right now, and there’s a lot of buzz around that area.”
Tom and Marie Baur bought a vacant building on 402 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in 2011.
They’ve gradually transformed it over the last eight years, Marie Baur said.
“That’s what we’ve been doing all day, every day, except when life got in the way,” she said.
They scavenged antiques shops, used building material stores, thrift stores and yard sales for doors, light fixtures and other building parts.
“My husband has a gift for making things look like they’ve always been there,” Marie Baur said.
After all this time the building’s nearly ready to go. The Baurs have already rented out the second-floor apartment and plan to open an antiques shop on the first floor sometime this fall.
Their timing couldn’t be better, Marie Baur said. The antiques shop’s opening is set to coincide with many other developments on the street.
In addition to City Cribs, Invisible Man Brewing is coming to 132 S. Pennsylvania, a restaurant to 111 S. Pennsylvania and a co-working space to 319 S. Pennsylvania.
All are set to open by the end of the year.
Longtime business owners on the street say the once-sleepy neighborhood is busier than it has been in decades. Developers say there’s several reasons for the resurgence, including cheap property, a strong economy, a renaissance of downtowns nationwide and concerted efforts by business owners to drive interest by hosting special events on the street.