PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill used to be filled with local butchers, bakeries and grocers. But, those days have long gone. On Monday, the era will officially end when Engel’s Market, the last green grocer on Murray Avenue, will close their doors after 46 years.
Milton Engel came to Pittsburgh from Poland in 1921, and opened the market in 1966 to support his family. Eventually, his daughter, Claire, took over. However, she says it’s time to end the market’s run as changing demographics and decreased street traffic have made her business unprofitable.
Claire joins KDKA-AM’s Larry and John to talk about why she’s closing her business and what’s next for her.