Carnegie's lovely tree-lined East Main Street has reemerged in all its glory, one specialty shop and café at a time. At the same time, one of the region's most treasured and historic gems, the Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall, is moving forward on what may prove to be one of the region's most awesome undertakings, the $8.6 M restoration of this acoustically exquisite performing and education space.
From its beautiful Ukranian and Russian Orthodox churches to its gregarious main street, Carnegie is a town with a lot going for it. Where else can a father take his son for a cut to an honest to goodness barber shop? Or where some of the region's best jazz musicians can pull up on a Wednesday night and play to a captive audience? Where a shop that advertises "where vinyl isn't final" sells thousands of 45 rpm records and you can find '50s diner furniture? Galleries, antique shops and unpretentious, excellent food, and that's the beginning. The latest? The Carnegie Coffee Company.
Carnegie is served by several express bus routes that use the West Busway. From the busway's Carnegie Station, riders can get to Downtown Pittsburgh via the G2 route. From Bell Station, residents can catch the 28X to the airport. The 31 and G31 routes also serve Carnegie.
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