New Grocery Store Opens Doors In Beechview

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new grocery store is giving residents in Pittsburgh’s Beechview community something to celebrate today.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new IGA grocery store on Broadway Avenue was held this morning at 9 a.m.

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, State Sen. Wayne Fontana, who grew up in Beechview, and other store representatives were on hand at the special event.

“I think it’s great. They have everything you need, a whole bunch of stuff, not just the IGA brands, but actual brands too,” said Melanie Ewing, of Beechview.

When Foodland closed its doors in the same space a year ago, the community was hurt.

“Not only does this give us a grocery store that’s badly needed, but I think it’s going to be a good start for our business area again,” Pam Runco, of Beechview, said.

Ron Levick owns the new Market on Broadway IGA. While he isn’t from the community, he said saw a definite need.

“We were told about 50 percent of the customers are going to be walk-in people and we’ve had overwhelming response from the people since we’ve been under construction,” he said.

It took more than $1.5 million to renovate the 9,000 square foot space.

“It’s so nice to be able to just walk right down the street,” added J.T. Fetch, another Beechview community member.

The first 100 customers through the door this morning received a green, reusable grocery bag as a free gift.

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  • Dave

    Alright Luke! Way to get another photo op…Pretty much all you’re good at.

    • Photo op good Job Luke!

      Yep where was he when the flood on Washington Rd happened he is a waste!!!

  • bruceUSA

    A 360 turret up high, in the middle of the store, with full time fully armed guards. That’s the only way I would open a store around here. Good luck new owners. I’m sure you have your insurance in place!!!

  • Critter

    It is not Washington Rd numnuts. That is in Mt Lebanon

  • baker6

    Hopefully they have lots of tacos, if you get my drift

    • Jackie

      I think it’s Great! Thank you new owners for trying to make a difference in Beechview! God Bless You!


    Wayne Fontana another Demecon thug, this little thug told me in a letter not to contact a government organization that I was bothering them.
    To the tax payers don’t write Wayne he’s far to important pushing his commie/socialist agenda to even try to help you.

  • Richard

    Woops wrong sort of doors, just saw door in the title and thought it was something related to actual doors! Rich

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