PITTSBURGH – In a proclamation issued today, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald designated October 12, 2013 as “Nied’s Day” in Allegheny County. The Executive formally presented the proclamation to the Nied’s Family at an informal ceremony at their place of business along with Rep. Dom Costa.
The original Nied’s Tavern was located on 4th and Dixon Street in Homestead. In 1941, though, the tavern was relocated due to the soon-to-be-developed US Steel industry in the neighborhood underneath the High Level Bridge. They selected the corner of 55th Street and Butler Street in Lawrenceville and held their grand opening on August 31, 1941. Today, some 70 years later, the Nied’s Hotel is a staple of the City of Pittsburgh which is known for being a friendly neighborhood bar as well as an entertainment destination.
The Nied’s are well known for volunteering their time to help neighbors and friends, and have also helped out customers and have been a true friend to the community. Earlier this year, on August 13, 2013, the City of Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville United erected a temporary, honorary name plate was installed on 55th Street to designate it as “Nied’s Way.” Today, the honors continued with the designation of today as “Nied’s Day” in Allegheny County.
The text of the proclamation follows:
WHEREAS, in 1941 the Nied family relocated its business, Nied’s Hotel, to the corner of 55th Street and Butler Street in Lawrenceville; the restaurant and bar was operated by Ted Nied, who was later joined by his son, Paul, after he was discharged from the army; and
WHEREAS, Paul was extremely active in the Lawrenceville community and was often seen volunteering his time to help neighbors and friends; Paul’s son, Jim, took over the family business in 1977 and has carried on the tradition of helping out customers and being a friend to the community; and
WHEREAS, community support from our residents is an essential part to a growing and prospering region; the Nied family has opened its arms and doors to Lawrenceville and has become a beloved staple in the neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, through the efforts of Cathy Gamble, the city of Pittsburgh, and Lawrenceville United, the Nied family was honored for their kindness and presence in the community; on August 13, 2013 a temporary, honorary name plate was installed on 55th Street to designate it as “Nied’s Way;” and
WHEREAS, the active involvement of our residents leads to stronger communities and the Nied family has been an example of just that; Nied’s Hotel has been a part of Lawrenceville for 72 years and its owners have played an important role in the revitalization of the neighborhood; Allegheny County is thankful for the strong foundation and generous spirit the Nied family has brought to our region.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I do hereby congratulate the Nied family on the special honor of the designation of Nied’s Way and wish the family and business many more successful years to come!
FURTHERMORE, that I, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, by virtue of the authority vested in me, do hereby declare October 12, 2013 as “Nied’s Day” in Allegheny County.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the County of Allegheny to be affixed this 12th day of October 2013.
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