Turn Left Where the Isaly's Used to Be!

A while back, I made an off-hand suggestion that someone should put together a map of all of the old Isaly's locations in Pittsburgh. Those of us who didn't grow up around Pittsburgh still need help from time to time when we get directions that include the phrase, "Turn left where the Isaly's used to be."

Well, Mark Stroup (mapmaker), with help from Chris Briem (address supplier), has actually done it. The results are here. Thanks!


4 Responses to "Turn Left Where the Isaly's Used to Be!"

Anonymous said... 2/23/2006 9:35 AM

Isaly's is the past rushing into the future and now with Google, all the lost rustbelters, flatliners and others making a last chance power drive again have hope. When you get there and there is no there there, you know you have arrived rustbelt style. It's nice knowing it was there and now with a new and Googlized rustbelt, you will be able to see what is not there, but was there thanks to Google over your head camera technology. I'm sitting at my desk eating a chipped ham sandwich looking at what was Isaly's. It looks like a body shop now. It could be a meth lab though!

Chipped ham is good food!

Anonymous said... 2/23/2006 12:58 PM

You should read Brian Butko's book on Isaly's.


kimmie said... 2/27/2006 12:05 AM

Mmm... miss Isaly's. I miss a lot about Pittsburgh, though there was still an Isalys in New Wilmington when I graduated from Westminster in 2000. I think it was one of... two? left.

Anonymous said... 12/25/2007 11:31 AM

Does anyone remember Woody's little Italy in the pittsburgh area?

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