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Pittsburgh DJs unite at 720 Music, Clothing, and Cafe on Butler Street

What happens when some of Pittsburgh's most talented DJs and their friends join forces to start a record shop, clothing store, and café all under one roof? They throw a big party of course!

Lawrenceville's 720 Music, Clothing, and Café will host its grand opening this Saturday from noon to midnight with sets from some of Pittsburgh's best hip hop, r & b, and house turntablists, including Buscrates, Gene Stovall, and DJ Source.  Come enjoy the music, sip espresso, and do some shopping.

720 is the brainchild of James Scoglietti and Andrew Burger, better known as Selecta and DJ Senator Boo-Berry, who have owned and operated the funk, soul, and old school hip hop vinyl emporium 720 Records in several locations since 1999. It wasn't until they found a great deal on the 1,800-square-foot storefront at 4405 Butler Street that the proverbial light bulb turned on. The space was perfect for a multi-purpose store in which to house several entrepreneurs whose businesses would complement each other while reducing the rent.

"We're all separate businesses under the 720 umbrella. The record store is my thing. Nate Mitchell (alias: Nate Da Phat Barber), who owns The Natural Choice Hair Salon, runs the café serving coffee, espresso, smoothies, biscotti, and pastries," says Scoglietti. The café features seating for 24.

Jovon Higgins and Paul Dang sell hip women's and men's clothing by up and coming designers. Check their collection of indie fashion goods, including t-shirts, hats, handbags, and accessories.

720 will soon host events on their stage in the back room of the store. "We plan to do mostly spoken word events. It will be very chill, no dance parties or anything crazy like that," says Scoglietti. Except this Saturday!

720 Music, Clothing, and Cafe will be open Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., and on Friday though Sunday from noon to midnight.

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Writer: John Farley
Source: James Scoglietti

Photograph copyright John Farley
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