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From apartment decor to local events and everything in between. Wondering how you can decorate small spaces? Where you should go this weekend? How to be a better neighbor? We're covering all that and more! So check out our blog below, and come back each month for a new post from our employees!

How to Turn Your Home into a Festive Fall Wonderland

How to Turn Your Home into a Festive Fall Wonderland

Forget basic pumpkins and cranberry reefs; it's time to upgrade your fall decorating game. Read more

Peduto voices strong support for amended zoning ordinance for Oakland Crossing

Peduto voices strong support for amended zoning ordinance for Oakland Crossing

"Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto defended his administration's zoning ordinance to make way for the more than 17-acre Oakland Crossing plan." Read more

Giant Eagle, other grocers eye former Quality Inn and Suites site in Oakland

Giant Eagle, other grocers eye former Quality Inn and Suites site in Oakland

It's been more than 20 years since Giant Eagle had a grocery in the heart of Oakland. The supermarket chain may now be considering a return engagement. Read more

City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

City Council amends, advances Walnut Capital rezoning proposal

"Pittsburgh City Council amended and advanced Shadyside developer Walnut Capital's Oakland Crossings plan last Wednesday. " Read more

City pushes ahead bill that would aid developer's plan for Oakland

City pushes ahead bill that would aid developer's plan for Oakland

"Pittsburgh City Council on Wednesday advanced, with changes, controversial zoning legislation crucial to a developer's bid to reshape parts of Oakland despite pleas to delay action on the issue until the completion of a neighborhood master plan." Read more

Made to order: Sheetz to establish tech office presence at Bakery Square

Made to order: Sheetz to establish tech office presence at Bakery Square

The Altoona-based chain is planning to open a tech office at Bakery Square, one that will house members of its information technology, data and innovation departments. Read more

Walnut Capital and the URA Partner with the Larimer Consensus Group to Bring New Affordable, For-Sale Housing to Larimer Residents

Walnut Capital and the URA Partner with the Larimer Consensus Group to Bring New Affordable, For-Sale Housing to Larimer Residents

Phase 1 of neighborhood-developer partnership will build two of 10 new homes; effort represents first "for-sale" affordable housing initiative in city as part of TRID financing and first for-sale affordable new construction to be built in Larimer in over 30 years Read more

Tako restaurant ready to open in Pittsburgh's Bakery Square

Tako restaurant ready to open in Pittsburgh's Bakery Square

The second Pittsburgh location of Tako is set open at Bakery Square in the city's East End on Oct. 14. Read more

October Events in Pittsburgh

October Events in Pittsburgh

There's plenty of fun to be had this October in Pittsburgh! Check out some of the events happening in the city this month. Read more

Google Arts & Culture taps 15 local arts groups for 'Pittsburgh: Proud and Powerful' digital experience

Google Arts & Culture taps 15 local arts groups for 'Pittsburgh: Proud and Powerful' digital experience

Virtual visitors to Google's Arts & Culture platform can take a digital tour through Lagos, learn about a panda's diet and turn themselves into a version of "The Scream." Read more

Game Changers

Game Changers

With its Bakery Square "refresh" now complete and major projects in the works in Oakland, Walnut Capital continues to play a leading role in transforming the East End and beyond. Read more

Walnut Capital eyeing big plan to bring more apartments, other amenities to central and south Oakland

Walnut Capital eyeing big plan to bring more apartments, other amenities to central and south Oakland

"Developer Walnut Capital is considering an audacious plan to reshape part of central and south Oakland with the construction of more than half-a-dozen new apartment buildings, a pedestrian bridge over the Boulevard of the Allies and a parking garage." Read more

Pet Products for Apartment Owners

Pet Products for Apartment Owners

At Walnut Capital, we love our furry friends! Pets are family and should also have a comfortable space to live, even when you are renting an apartment. Below is a list of apartment essentials for both cats and dogs to make sure that they love their home as much as you love them! Read more

Pitt Takes a "Huge Step" With Housing, Grocery Store

Pitt Takes a "Huge Step" With Housing, Grocery Store

The university is redeveloping the former Quality Inn & Suites in Oakland into non-student apartments - and adding a grocery store. Read more

Walnut Perks Giveaway

Walnut Perks Giveaway

We're partnering with some of our Walnut Perks members to giveaway a prize to one lucky winner in the Pittsburgh area! The prize (worth over $800!) will include a Yeti cooler and slim can koozie, pack of tropical Trulys, a beach blanket from Anthropologie, a Polaroid instant camera and more! Read more

Pittsburgh's Summer Markets You Don't Want to Miss

Pittsburgh's Summer Markets You Don't Want to Miss

One of the greatest ways to meet more people in Pittsburgh is to attend a few of the many markets that are put on across the city. Full of local makers and community members, the neighborhood markets allow you to dive into the heart of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods and meet the people that make them! Read more

Moving Day Prep

Moving Day Prep

So move in day is here and, let me guess, you have nothing packed? Find out how to make your move a breeze in four easy steps. Read more

Expanding its footprint: Pitt makes two big property buys in Oakland

Expanding its footprint: Pitt makes two big property buys in Oakland

The University of Pittsburgh is spending more than $25 million in Oakland to acquire a 285,000-square-foot lab and research project site on Fifth Avenue and a block of dilapidated rowhouses on Bates Street. Read more

Pittsburgh artist Janel Young's 3D murals unveiled at Bakery Square

Pittsburgh artist Janel Young's 3D murals unveiled at Bakery Square

The individual in the bold blue superhero-style cape stands tall on the 10-by-18 foot mural. Read more

Walnut Capital completes $25M Pittsburgh Athletic Association rehab in Oakland

Walnut Capital completes $25M Pittsburgh Athletic Association rehab in Oakland

Walnut Capital has completed a $25 million project to convert the venerable Pittsburgh Athletic Association clubhouse into office space. Read more