Innovation studio Deep Local transformed a vacant Strip District lot into a vibrant, members-run social club. Kind of like coworking - for after hours.
Only five tables are occupied in the main room of Elks Lodge #339 on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Six, if you count the one along the wall claimed by a glowing popcorn machine and its operator. A group of three men wearing black Veterans hats—Vietnam, Vietnam, US Army—drink Yuenglings up front. They’re as close to the stage as they can get, though at 7:30 on a rainy evening it holds nothing but two wavering lines of metal folding chairs and a few banjo cases. [More...]