Hi there Pittsburgh gang. I’m moving to Lawrenceville and leaving my apartment in The Cork Factory. This unit (links to photo gallery) will be available as early as October 1st, and there is always high demand to get into The Cork Factory, so I figured I’d do some lucky person on here a solid and give you advance notice to my place’s pending availability. Comment on the picture on Instagram with “@’s” so anyone you know who may be looking can get a view of it through the link, and please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (pay close attention to the spelling) so I can put you in touch with Lisa and Carmen who will be responsible for showing the unit!
I’m moving to Lawrenceville just to experience a different part of the city, but I can’t say enough about The Cork Factory. First of all, my particular unit is amazing. It has original infrastructure like exposed brick from The Armstrong Cork Factory of Pittsburgh’s industrial era, ductwork and beams and 14′ high concrete ceilings (and concrete floors). My bedroom has an original, functioning garage door with a view of the city… such a great feature. In the spring and summer it’s great to open the door an have fresh air right to town. The unit also has modern amenities like a dishwasher, nice kitchen, and washer/dryer in unit. Tons of closet space, and an open floor plan. Aside from the unit, there is a pool, hot tub, new grilling stations, hot coffee station (donuts on Fridays), doorman to accept packages for you, Thursday happy hour with wine, beer and food free of charge, workout room and business center. And I’m sure I’m forgetting things. The lobby is beautiful and there is a projector screen where you can watch games or movies outside in the courtyard by the fire pit.
As for the location, it’s right on the river. You can take a water taxi from there to PNC Park and Heinz Field for sporting events for $5 each way. There is a river trail that you can run or bike, which takes you all the way down to The Point in 1.5 miles. You are within immediate walking distance of The Strip District for everything that goes on there in the weekends, and great places like Osteria, Cioppino, Harp & Fiddle, Marty’s Market (where you can get groceries), Penn Avenue Fish Company, Rolands… I’ve even walked to Sienna Mercato/Il Tetto. I guess I’ve even walked to PNC Park and Stage AE, but that’s a little extreme…
It’s not a cheap place to live, but I can tell you from experience that the perks far surpass the fee if you are looking to have a great year or two and live in The Strip District, one of the most iconic parts of town. I figured I’d let you guys know first, but I promise it’s always in high demand so please get back to me if you’re interested.