Brielle Wright, 4, meets up with Eat 'N Park mascot.
By Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It’s no Dean & DeLuca but a division of Eat’n Park will operate a convenience store featuring a limited selection of prepared foods and fresh produce in the new PNC tower Downtown.
Gary Saulson, director of corporate real estate for PNC Financial Services Group, confirmed Thursday that Parkhurst Dining Services, part of Eat’n Park Hospitality, will run the store in the lobby of the 33-story Tower at PNC Plaza.
With the working name of PNC Marketplace, the store will offer some prepared foods like egg salad and wraps as well as fresh produce like bananas, apples and oranges. It also will carry candy and gum, chips, and healthier food options like hard-boiled eggs and cottage cheese.
Mr. Saulson said the store will be patterned after 2 Market, a small outlet in 2 PNC Plaza that offers snacks, a limited assortment of bakery goods and prepared foods, yogurt, pudding, oatmeal, coffee and other grab-and-go items.
As in 2 PNC, the store at the Tower of PNC Plaza also will be open to the public.
The store will open in conjunction with the new skyscraper, which should be ready for occupancy in the fall.
Eat’n Park is not new to the corner of Wood Street and Forbes Avenue, where the new building is being erected. It opened Hello Bistro across the street from the tower in December. Parkhurst also does catering for the bank.
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