Shop Local: Small Business Saturday in Shadyside

Black Friday gets all the press this time of year. Promotions flood emails and social channels. At Franklin West Inc., we believe in the importance of raising up local small businesses. So, please join us in sending love to and supporting these neighborhood stops and shops, which bring so much life to the East End community. […]

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Franklin West Apartments: A Tour Down Shady Avenue

If you know Shadyside, Pittsburgh, you know it’s stately, Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, unique shops, amazing restaurants, and bustling nightlife. What you may not know, is that in the early 1960s, parts of Shadyside were in disarray. With an abundance of neglected homes,  Millionaire’s Row and the surrounding area suffered at the rise of suburban […]

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East Liberty: Pittsburgh’s Shining Star

Have you heard the news? TIME Magazine has just listed East Liberty as the #1 coolest neighborhood (shared with Lawrenceville) in America right now! Read the article here. We’re thrilled that the rest of the country is seeing what we’ve known for 50 years. Straddling Shadyside and East Liberty, Franklin West, Inc. has always been a active participant […]

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219 Carron Street || Apartment Tour & Open House

It’s a celebration! We’re inviting everyone to an open house this Sunday, October 1st, for a tour of our latest residences at 219 Carron Street. Join us from 11am to 3pm for a tour of these stunning apartments, accompanied by cookies, cider, and coffee! All are welcome. Perfectly situated in the heart of Shadyside’s East […]

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Shadyside Art Festival

For 21 years now, Shadyside has been home to the annual “Art Festival on Walnut Street”, a celebration of local artists, crafters, and much more. On Saturday, August 29th from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, August 30th, from 10am to 5pm, you can experience one of the top art shows in Pennsylvania — free to […]

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Embark on a Porter Brewery Tour!

Looking for a break from your normal weekend go-tos? Love a good libation with friends? Not not just any ol’ drink, but an effervescent brew? Then come celebrate Pittsburgh’s local craft beer culture with the Porter Brewery tours! You’ll get a new taste of the city by sampling pints at 3 amazing local breweries over […]

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Announcing Our Newest Luxury Apartments — NOW Available!

We are absolutely thrilled to be announcing our newest apartments in the heart of Pittsburgh’s East End! A chic, contemporary exterior welcomes twelve one-bedroom and loft-style apartments, all of which are ready to say “Welcome home!” to new residents. That’s right, this stunning building is ready for immediate occupancy! Each unit is unique, and each stars […]

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Beats n’ Eats: A Penn Avenue Lunch Break

When you’re craving something more than just a tasty lunch at BRGR, there’s more fun ti be had this Thursday, July 20th! What can be better than lunch and your favorite spot, you might ask? Why, a whole new experience at Beats n’ Eats on Penn Avenue! While you’re taking a break from your workday, […]

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Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Rev up those engines because the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is here for its 34th year! Yesterday, the PVGP officially cruised into town, starting off the ten days of exciting events and eye-popping vehicles. This is a unique experience that sends a jolt to various locations in the city. Not only that, but since 1983, […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

Red, white, and “wooh!” As the 4th of July approaches, we’re simply giddy thinking about all of Pittsburgh’s firecrackin’ festivities. Let’s get started! If you’re new to Pittsburgh, the Red, White, & Blue Bus Tours are a unique and fun way to acclimate yourself with the area. These double decker buses run daily from 9 AM […]

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