BY ANDREA BOSCO
With confirmation of a grocery store coming to Market Square comes satisfaction for Downtown dwellers! Construction is underway, thanks to developer Ralph Falbo, the proprietors of Vallozzi’s Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, and the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation. Says Julian Vallozzi, “The best comparison I have is that it’s going to have a Dean & DeLuca kind of energy. We just want to hit the items that the Downtown resident needs and doesn’t have.” Customers will be able to purchase meals from a large prepared foods area, and assorted beverages from the coffee shop. And, bonus! There are plans for a wine bar, offering small plates. The store, located in the Thompson’s building, is set to open in late August.