Chelsea Handler coming to Oakland

Join the University Store on Fifth May 10th, 2014 at 2:00pm to welcome Chelsea Handler

“razor-tongued” star of “Chelsea Lately” and author of Uganda Be Kidding Me.
In her latest book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, “Chelsea goes international, with hysterical reminiscences of her trips overseas as well as her domestic jet-setting.  Also, whenever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous.”

Chelsea will be signing her books at The University Store on Fifth beginning at 2:00 pm, May 10th.

Be sure to get your new copy of Uganda Be Kidding Me at The University Store on Tuesday, March 4th.

Oakland businesses are offering Pitt Panther fans great deals.


OBID member businesses have partnered with Pitt Athletics to bring Pitt Panther fans the following Let’s Go Pitt promotions!

Dave and Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream
207 Atwood Street,
Buy one cone and get second at half price for all fans wearing their Pitt gear on game days! (not valid with any other coupon or offer)
Dollar Bank
3714 Fifth Avenue
Open a FreeMONEY Checking account and get $50! (Call or visit branch for details)

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Happy Hour from 5-7pm with various drink specials and 1/2 off select appetizers!
Medical Center Opticians
3524 Fifth Avenue
20% off complete pair of eyeglasses all year long for staff and students. Don’t forget about our annual 40% off sale starting in November…Mark you calendar! Eye exams are available.

Pittsburgh Pretzel Sandwich Shop
3531 Forbes Avenue
10% off order when wearing Pitt apparel on Pitt Football game days. Dine in or take out only.

Sciulli’s Pizza
3404 Fifth Avenue
Stop in All Day, Everyday for $5 Specials, Game Day Special: Large 1 Topping Pizza just $10
Selection Botique
3602 Forbes Avenue
20% Off Clothing on Pitt Game Days

Sorrento’s Pizza Roma
233 Atwood Street
After Game Special: Large One Topping Pizza $7 (pick up or eat in), Extra Large One Topping Pizza $9.99 (pickup or delivery)

UPMC Eye Center Eye Care & Optical Shop
3616 Forbes Avenue
Show your Pitt football game ticket & receive 25% off the purchase of frames at our Forbes Ave location; plus a free thermal mug with purchase (supply limited).

Touch of Gold & Silver Jewelry Store
3800 Forbes Avenue
Touch of Gold & Silver Jewelry offers a discount on all PITT logo items carried in the store. Watches. Rings, bracelets and pendants. Now carrying licensed PITT bracelet beads! Like us on Facebook!

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue
A PITT game ticket stub will get the ticket holder a buy one get one free admission to the museum of equal or lesser value or 1/2 admission for a single person. Not valid during special events.

Hello Bistro
3605 Forbes Avenue
Happy Hour Specials on game days, starting at $2!

Hurley Associates/Hurley Insurance Brokers
3508 Fifth Avenue
Come to Oakland on “Let’s Go Pitt” weekends, join in the festivities and have dinner on us. To enter, go to and click on “LET’S GO PITT”.

Oakland Welcomes Two New Businesses

Katie’s Kandy and Verizon Wireless have joined the Central Oakland Business District.

Kateis Kandy
Meyran Avenue is quickly becoming our neighborhood’s hub for sweet treats! With the addition of Katie’s Kandy to the block of Meyran Avenue that already hosts Razzy Fresh Frozen Yogurt and Peace, Love and Little Donuts, Katie’s is sure to be a popular destination for those of us with a sweet tooth! Stop in and say hello to our new neighbors and treat yourself to a little something sweet – you deserve it!

Verizon Wireless has opened a brand new store at 3606 Forbes Avenue. This is the perfect place to check out all the new mobile gadgets and to pick up an extra cell phone charger!