This weekend I went to see The King and I as well as Banff Film Festival downtown. As I entered and exited both events, I was could not get over the crowds up and down the streets.
Years ago, everything was closed by 7. The streets were practically empty aside for a few spectators for events.
My friends and I would never suggest hanging out a bar there or going to dinner anywhere, just did not happen.
Over the past few years though, the revitalization of the area is amazing. The streets are alive once again, just as they were years before. Lights shine for plays, new eateries and the ones which survived the years of bleakness are still prominent and with the history of Pittsburgh.