Rockwell Park to Host First Obscure Cars Event on 4/1
Mar 29, 2023

Rockwell Park is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first Obscure Cars x Commonplace Coffee event of the year on April 1st. This event will mark the beginning of another season of Coffee & Cars, which promises to be an exciting and entertaining event for car enthusiasts of all kinds.

The event will be held at the 3M parking lot at Rockwell Park, adjacent to the new Commonplace Coffee shop.

All cars are welcome to attend this event, and there is no fee for participation. Although the focus of the event is on obscure and unique cars, vehicles of all types, including muscle cars, classics, tuners, exotics, and sports cars, are invited to participate. Attendees are encouraged to comment below or email the organizers at with their username and the year/make/model of their car to be tagged in future photos and reels.

The car awarded the Best of Show title will receive a full feature on @obscure_cars_daily. The Best of Show judging will be determined by worldwide followers on the Obscure Cars page.

Food trucks will be on site for the enjoyment of all attendees.

Photo credit: Obscure Cars Daily, 1959 Chris Driscoll’s Chevy utility truck

SweatNET yoga class will take place on 3/30
Mar 24, 2023

On March 30, SweatNET will host a unique yoga class with yoga teacher Monica Calero at Rockwell Park. This will be the first yoga class of the season, promising to be an unforgettable experience. 

During the class, participants will wear noise-cancelling DropSound headphones, ensuring a distraction-free environment. To fully embrace the unique format, attendees are encouraged to dress in neon colors and arrive early for body paint and glow sticks. Please bring your own mat, towel, water, and any desired props.

Tickets are priced at $20, with free admission for SweatNET members. Pre-registration is required on the website.

Rockwell Park welcomes Fresh International Market
Mar 13, 2023

New tenant Fresh International Market will offer authentic Asian flavors to Pittsburgh customers.

A major grocery store chain is set to open its seventh store in Pittsburgh's North Point Breeze neighborhood, within the Rockwell Park innovation center. Known for its unique selection of international ingredients and authentic Asian cuisine, the market's new store will occupy the entire 40,000 RSF Apollo building.

New grocer concept

Of the new store, Rockwell Park Principal Al Lardo shares: "We are thrilled to welcome Fresh International Market to Rockwell Park and the North Point Breeze community. This new store will be a fantastic addition to the city's vibrant food scene. The store's unique selection of international ingredients and prepared meals will provide greater convenience and comfort for local residents."
He noted that the arrival of Fresh International Market would also contribute to the continued growth and development of Rockwell Park: “The opening of Fresh International Market at Rockwell Park marks a significant milestone for the Rockwell Park’s growth and development as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement."

New grocer concept

According to Fresh International Market Founder and President Bowen Kou, the store aims to become a part of the local community:

"Fresh International Market is excited to join the vibrant Rockwell Park community and offer our unique range of international brands and Asian cuisine to local residents. We are happy to become a part of this beautiful and dynamic place and look forward to contributing to its growth and development. Our goal is to be more than just a grocery store, but a destination where customers can discover new flavors and expand their culinary horizons."

Fresh International Market team

The store will be located in the Apollo building on 7511 Thomas Blvd, which was built in 1906. The construction work is expected to take up to 15 months.

Сommonplace Coffee opens at Rockwell Park December 12
Dec 5, 2022

Rockwell Park welcomes a new Commonplace Coffee location at the Edison Building, 7514 Thomas Boulevard. The official grand opening is scheduled for Monday, December 12. 

In coordination with the opening of Rockwell Park cafe, the existing one in Point Breeze at 6736 Reynolds Street will be closed.

Of the new cafe, Rockwell Park Principal Al Lardo shares, “We are delighted to have Commonplace Coffee at Rockwell Park. TJ and his team have a locally grown and proven product that perfectly matches the authentic personality of Rockwell Park.  Rockwell Park is filled with creative entrepreneurs, and this new space will offer a central place to gather, collaborate on new ideas and conduct business. Arguably, Commonplace Coffee is one of the most important additions to the development, as we view the coffee shop as essential to achieve the culture and sense of placemaking and community building we are targeting at Rockwell Park.”

He adds, “We believe this space will not only allow interaction between and amongst Rockwell Park companies and stakeholders but will also allow for valuable interactions with locals from the neighborhood in a relaxed and inviting environment; fertile for both storytelling and business.” 

The new cafe will be open to the public and accessible from both Meade Street and Thomas Boulevard (down a short walkway). Initial operating hours will be 7a.m. -4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

ASCEND Climbing officially opens at Rockwell Park
Nov 15, 2022

ASCEND Climbing gym welcomes new members at their new club in Rockwell Park. The grand opening of Ascend Point Breeze took place at 7443 Thomas Blvd on November 19.

The number one challenge to opening a climbing facility is real estate, co-founder of ASCEND Climbing, Alex Bernstein shares. He explains that the space should definitely have “really high ceilings”. It is difficult to find such a space in a prime location with close enough parking spaces, but Rockwell Park became a perfect match. 

ASCEND Climbing Co-founder Alex Bernstein

ASCEND Point Breeze offers roped climbing on a 24-foot-tall wall featuring 20 climbing stations with a mix of auto-belays and top-ropes. Other activities at Rockwell Park will include fitness, yoga, run clubs, and even a book club!

ASCEND is not only a high-end gym but a community of like-minded people with many events and activities. Join!

Animated video about ASCEND Point Breeze

Weekdays: 6am-11pm
Weekends: 8am-8pm
Phone: 412-745-7443

CREW Pittsburgh and NAWIC to hold Property Tour Oct 22
Oct 20, 2022

The two organizations advancing women in the real estate industry will showcase how the former factory campus has been reimagined and now houses 800,000 rentable sq. ft. of prime commercial space.

“Once home to innovators like Rockwell International, whose advancements in technology helped NASA land men on the moon. See how the campus has been reimagined and hear from our panelists on how various players are modernizing Pittsburgh commercial real estate through historic building redevelopment,” the press release said. 

Jason Stewart - Managing Director, Agency Leasing, JLL
Chad Wheatley - Co-Founder, Forefront Development Group
Luna Fruensgaard - Design Principal, Indovina Associates Architects
Mary Broglia - Director of Property Management, Ellsworth Equities
Moderated by Katie Meehan - Marketing Manager, Franjo Construction

3:00-3:30pm – Registration
3:30-4:30pm – Panel Discussion
4:30-5:30pm – Property Tour
5:30pm – Networking & Food Trucks (She's All Tap & Let's Taco)

15th CJ Big Pour kicks off October 8 at Rockwell Park
Sep 30, 2022

The 15th annual Construction Junction’s Steel City BIG POUR is confirmed to take place at Rockwell Park Appollo building. Over 40 craft breweries, food spots, a local market, live music bands, and artists will create a wonderfully chilled atmosphere.

“The big excitement for this year is the venue, the event will take place in the Apollo Building in Rockwell Park. Yes, you have not likely heard of the building because it’s being renovated, or as we like to say adaptively reused, and the Big Pour has the honor of “breaking it in” as the first user in its restored state,”  Construction Junction Executive Director Mike Gable said in a blog post.

The mission of the event is not only to explore an impressive beer line-up but also to support the Construction Junction – a building-materials reuse center focused on fostering an urban culture of repair and reuse.

Besides, a special introduction to the Ascend climbing facility will take place within the event.

The tickets are available on the CJ website.

Food truck schedule for Rockwell Park tenants
Jul 20, 2022

Rockwell Park is pleased to announce the food truck project: starting from July 20, the best local food trucks will serve up the finest city’s cuisine on selected days.

Our vendors:
Sinkers &  suds (donuts & coffee) – July 20
Good-to-go food services (hotdogs) – August 17
Millies (ice cream) – September 1
Emporio Meatball truck (meatballs and french fries) – September 12

Besides, you can win Rockwell Park branded T-shirts and other gifts from our partners – follow Rockwell Park Instagram page for details!