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“Mr. Classy” Returns To Pittsburgh!

On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was back on the streets of Pittsburgh … and, this time, he was able to wear the grey Nike half-zip pullover with his outfit.

His latest trip to Pittsburgh was not as long as his previous trips were, but it was still a fantastic day, nonetheless.  Now, “Mr. Classy” was walking through the streets of Downtown Pittsburgh for a few minutes that morning.  He would walk to the Port Authority building on Smithfield Street for a few minutes … and, then, after that, he would go to Burlington Coat Factory, which is right down the street from the Port Authority building.  He was at Burlington Coat Factory for a few minutes.

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On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was at Burlington Coat Factory in Downtown Pittsburgh … and, this time, he wore the grey Nike half-zip pullover with his outfit.

After he went to Burlington Coat Factory, he spend more than a couple of hours at Rivers Casino on the North Shore.  He really enjoyed himself there.

Then, at around 12:45 that afternoon, he walked through the first floor of Fifth Avenue Place for a few short minutes.  This is probably one of the best buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” was walking through the first floor of Fifth Avenue Place in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Now, I am going to give you a little extra thing in this blog post.  Now, “Mr. Classy” did not just visit Downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore this past Thursday.  At around 2:15 that afternoon, he was able to end his special day by spending a few minutes at Shop ‘n Save in Raceway Plaza.  While he was there, he saw a lot of empty shelves in the store.  That’s because people are preparing for a potential Coronavirus outbreak in this country.  I’m sure a lot of you, including myself, are hearing about Coronavirus in a number of ways.  I hope you will stay safe during this potential outbreak.

On March 12, 2020, “Mr. Classy” visited Shop ‘n Save in Raceway Plaza for a few minutes that afternoon. He saw some empty sleeves in the store then. That’s because people are getting ready for a possible Coronavirus outbreak in our country. Stay safe!

Well, as I wrap up today’s blog post, I hope you guys were able to enjoy hearing about Mr. Classy’s trip to various parts of the Pittsburgh area, which occurred this past Thursday.

“‘Mr. Classy’ says, ‘see you all later!'”

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This Is How Joseph Spent His Day Off From Work Recently

This past Friday, I took a personal day from work.  I asked for that day off.  I have been at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx as a “regular worker” for nearly 13 years … and even the best workers, if I can call myself one, has to take a day off in this manner.  Well, I don’t like to stay at home on Fridays, whether or not I have to work, so I was able to be out and about for about 3 1/2 hours or so this past Friday.  I was out and about from around 9:45 in the morning until around 1:30 in the afternoon.

I went to both South Hills Village and Village Square in the South Hills this past Friday.  I went to both of those malls with my grandmother.  Our first stop was Macy’s.  I explored all three floors of the store while I was there.  They have a lot of neat things there, including Lens Crafters, Sunglass Hut, Finish Line, a hair salon and Macy’s Backstage.  Macy’s Backstage is like T.J. Maxx in several ways.  Like T.J. Maxx, they have fantastic items at fairly low prices.  While I was walking around the store’s first floor, I noticed that they also had a little coffee shop near one of the store’s entrances.  I had never noticed it there before … and I think they may have put it there recently.

At around 11:15 that morning, I went to the food court at South Hills Village.  I went to Noodles and Company while I was there.  I had Wisconsin-style Mac and Cheese and Chicken Noodle Soup while I was at that restaurant.  I also had a bottle of water while I was there.

Then, after lunch, I went to American Greetings, which is located near the entrance to the food court.  That store is closing its doors there in the near future.  I personally like the Hallmark store better … and that store is on the second floor of the mall … and it’s near the entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

At around noon time, we went over to Village Square … and we spent a few minutes at Kohl’s.  I really enjoyed myself while I was at Kohl’s.  Now, while I was over by the registers that are by the store’s back entrance, someone said “Joseph” into the phone that was in the department that I was in at that store.  It kind of spooked me.  Maybe the phone knew who I was.

Before my special day off from work ended that afternoon, I went back over to Macy’s at South Hills Village … and I was able to spend a few short minutes in that store.

So, overall, I had a fantastic day off from work.  I will be going back to work again at around 10:00 on Friday morning.  It will be my first day there in two weeks.  After all, I have to use my personal hours sparingly.

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Joseph Goes To Supercuts!

If you ride along Route 50 in South Fayette, there is a chance that you may be able to see The Gateway Shops, which is home to several businesses.  They have restaurants, a bank, an orthodontist’s office, a nail place and a haircut place, just to name a few.  Now, I had always wanted to go to that shopping center myself … and, on the morning of October 21, 2019, I was able to check out the shopping center for myself.  In fact, I was able to get my haircut while I was in the shopping center.  It was at a place called Supercuts.

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On October 21, 2019, I went to Supercuts, which is in The Gateway Shops in South Fayette.

Before I walked into Supercuts, I snapped a selfie outside of the place.  I did it just minutes before I got a much-needed haircut.

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On October 21, 2019, I snapped this selfie outside of Supercuts, which is in The Gateway Shops in South Fayette. I snapped the photo just minutes before I got a much-needed haircut.

I’d like to show you the inside of Supercuts.  It looks fantastic.  Now, while I was there, there was just one stylist there … and there were no other customers in there except for myself.  The haircut place opens at 9:00 in the morning.  I guess everyone was too busy to come in and get a haircut at the time.

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This is what Supercuts, which is in The Gateway Shops in South Fayette, looks like on the inside. While I was there on October 21, 2019, there were no other customers in there. I was the only customer in there at that time.

I was in there for just a few short minutes … and I would just like to say that the stylist who cut my hair that morning did a fantastic job in doing just that.  Will I be going there again?  Well, maybe.  I was given a “Hot Towel Refresher” while I was there.  They use it to get rid of the extra hairs so that you feel like a new person after getting a haircut.

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This is what my haircut looks like. The stylist who cut my hair at Supercuts that morning did a fantastic job in doing just that.

All in all, I enjoyed myself while I was at Supercuts in the Gateway Shops in South Fayette last Monday.  It felt funny being the only customer in there while I was there that morning, but it also felt great trying a new haircut place.  I may go there again in the future.  I hope you guys like my haircut as much as I do.

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Joseph Goes To Wahlburgers At The Mall At Robinson!

Now, for 5 1/2 years, there was a show on A&E called “Wahlburgers.”  It was about the Wahlberg family … and it would sometimes talk about a restaurant called Wahlburgers, which is located near their home in Hingham, Massachusetts.  Now, Wahlburgers has several locations around the world … and one of those locations is in The Mall at Robinson, which is actually in the food court.  It’s not actually in the food court, per se, as it has their own seating area.  It’s primarily a sit-down restaurant.

I actually got to go to a Wahlburgers restaurant for the first time ever on September 23, 2019.  I had watched “Wahlburgers” on a nearly-regular basis for 5 1/2 years on A&E.  I watched it mainly on demand whenever the show was on A&E.  I would actually get to see some Wahlburgers restaurants on the show … and I would sometimes see the food that they have on there.  I also got to see them building a Wahlburgers restaurant several times on the show.

Now, I was able to enjoy myself while I was there.  The waitress who served me and my relatives that day did a fantastic job in serving us.  She also give us a little speech to first-time customers, like myself.  It went very well.  I was there at around lunch time this past Monday.  It wasn’t too busy whenever I first arrived there, but more people came in while we were there.

Now, inside of the restaurant, you can see pictures of the Wahlberg family … and you can also see the TV shows and movies that Donnie and Mark Wahlberg have done over the years.

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I was able to enjoy myself while I was at Wahlburgers in The Mall at Robinson on September 23, 2019.

Now, while I was at the restaurant, I had water, a vanilla frappe, which is really a milkshake, Jenn’s Chicken Sandwich, which is a grilled chicken sandwich, and some french fries.  I also got to try out some special sauces that they had … and some of them were pretty good.  One of those sauces was the Wahl Sauce.  It was fairly good.

As I was leaving Wahlburgers in The Mall at Robinson on September 23, 2019, I was able to snap a selfie outside of Wahlburgers.  I like the restaurant a lot.  The food and the service were both excellent.  I will be going there again in the future.

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As I was leaving Wahlburgers at The Mall at Robinson on September 23, 2019, I snapped this selfie near the restaurant’s entrance.

As you can see here, I really enjoyed going to Wahlburgers.  I will be going there again in the future.  The restaurant is fantastic!

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph Meets A Disc Jockey At The Mall At Robinson!

I have been to The Mall at Robinson many times since it opened in October of 2001 … and I went there on the day that it first opened its doors, which is October 26, 2001.  I have met my friends and my relatives there many times over the past 17 1/2 years … and I may have met a famous person or two there during that time period.

One of those famous people is Dan Dunlap, who was a disc jockey at WISH 99.7 from 1986 until 2014.  I met him at The Mall at Robinson several times over the years … and I have gotten my picture taken with him almost every single time.  WISH 99.7 is the adult contemporary station in Pittsburgh, by the way.

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Joseph has met former WISH 99.7 disc jockey Dan Dunlap at The Mall at Robinson several times over the years … and he has gotten his photo taken with him just about every time. This photo is from December of 2012.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 28th in previous years …
Joseph Has A Question For You: Which restaurant should Joseph go to on his 32nd birthday? (March 28, 2018)
My blog has now been viewed 2,500 times! (March 28, 2017)
The leaves are back on the trees again! (March 29, 2016)
You decide … do you think I should wear my new Hawaiian shirt on Thursday? (March 30, 2015)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: A cool map of Bridgeville (March 29, 2017)

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“Mr. Classy” Goes Shopping!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

On March 14, 2019, “Mr. Classy” went shopping in both North Fayette and Robinson Townships for a few hours.  Before I went on this shopping trip, I went to Bridgeville Giant Eagle … and, after I went on the shopping trip, I went to Imperial Shop ‘n Save.  Even though temperatures were in the 70s that day, that didn’t stop me from wearing my grey Michael Kors jacket to my destinations throughout the day … and I also wore the jacket with shorts.  Yes, “Mr. Classy” is allowed to wear shorts on certain days.

At around 9:30 on Thursday morning, I went to Wal-Mart, which is located in the Pointe at North Fayette.  I was able to buy a few things while I was there.  I also snapped a selfie near the entrance to the store’s “Garden Center.”

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On March 14, 2019, “Mr. Classy” went to Wal-Mart, which is in the Pointe At North Fayette. I snapped this photo near the entrance to the store’s “Garden Center.”

At 10:30 that morning, I went over to Panera Bread, which is located in one of the smaller shopping centers in North Fayette.  It’s not too far away from Wal-Mart.  I had a terrific sandwich and a strawberry smoothie while I was there.

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On March 14, 2019, “Mr. Classy” went to Panera Bread, which is located in one of the small shopping centers in North Fayette.  While I was there, I had a strawberry smoothie and a terrific sandwich.

After lunch, I went to JCPenney, which is at The Mall at Robinson.  I was able to see some terrific things while I was there.

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On March 14, 2019, “Mr. Classy” went to JCPenney, which is at The Mall at Robinson. I was able to see some terrific things while I was there.

At around 12:45 on Thursday afternoon, I was able to check out Duluth Trading Company, which is located near The Mall at Robinson.  I didn’t have a lot of time to check out the whole store, but I was able to enjoy myself there, nonetheless.

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On March 14, 2019, I went to Duluth Trading Company, which is located near The Mall at Robinson. I didn’t have a lot of time to check out the whole store, but I still enjoyed myself, nonetheless.

Before I ended my shopping trip in both townships that afternoon, I was able to snap a photo of some clouds, which were in the skies above Robinson Township.  I was in the parking lot of the JCPenney store whenever I snapped the photo.

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On March 14, 2019, while I was in the parking lot of the JCPenney store, I snapped a photo of some clouds, which were in the skies above Robinson Township.

“Mr. Classy” was able to enjoy yourself on his little shopping trip this past Thursday.  Who knows where he might end up next?  “‘Mr. Classy’ says, ‘see you all later!'”

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around March 17th in previous years …
An “ode” to a terrific friend named Zach (March 18, 2018)
My new Steelers jacket (March 17, 2017)
Joseph Has A Question For You: Which side of my 30th birthday cup do you like the best? (March 17, 2016)
I’ve decided to show you our third snow-covered mountain after all! (March 17, 2015)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s 25th Year on Earth (My 375th Blog Post) (March 20, 2016)

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph remembers Callahan’s

For many years, there was a part of Great Southern Shopping Center that was home to many different places, including a disco-style nightclub called V.I.P., a terrific restaurant called Face’s and a terrific sports pub called Callahan’s, which is the restaurant that I’ll be talking about in today’s blog post.

I went to this place with my relatives many times whenever I was younger.  They had games there, they had little TV sets at every booth and, of course, they had great food there.  The service there was fantastic, as well.  I liked this place a lot … and I will remember this place for a long time.

After Callahan’s left the shopping center, it was called one or two other things … and, when it burned to the ground in 2006, it was called Crazy Horse Saloon.  Bentley’s Banquet Hall was also in the same part of the shopping center as Callahan’s.  At times, I were able to see parts of the banquet hall while I walked through Callahan’s itself.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around January 27th in previous years …
Joseph’s new blue zip-up hoodie (January 26, 2018)
Goodbye, Pauline Danesky (January 27, 2017)
Say hello to Old Man Winter (Part 2) (January 27, 2016)
More tea, anyone? Well, first, answer this poll question! (January 27, 2015)
Say hello to Old Man Winter (Part 3) (January 28, 2016)

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Joseph’s Flashback: Joseph meets a member of the “Jeopardy!” Clue Crew

This year, “Jeopardy!” is celebrating its 35th season on television … and WPXI, the NBC affiliate here in Pittsburgh, has aired the game show almost every evening at 7:00 for 31 years.  It has also aired in various other time slots as well over the years.

Now, the game show has some people who are part of its “Clue Crew” … and, back in September of 2005, while I was seeing the MDA Telethon in person at Monroeville Mall, I got to meet one of the members of the “Clue Crew.”  His name is Jimmy McGuire, who, like me, hails from the Pittsburgh area.  I was able to snap a photo with him while I was seeing the event in person.  I really had fun at the MDA Telethon.

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In 2005, I met Jimmy McGuire, who is a member of the “Jeopardy!” Clue Crew, while I was watching the MDA Telethon in person at Monroeville Mall.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around this date in previous years …
I saw dark clouds in the skies above my neighborhood! (October 25, 2017)
Joseph’s Second Possible Halloween Costume For 2016 (October 25, 2016)
Joseph’s Road To His 30th Birthday: Joseph’s Fourth Year On Earth (October 25, 2015)
My Halloween costume for 2014 (November 2, 2014)
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace: Joseph’s computer (October 26, 2017)

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I bumped into two people at Kohl’s recently!

Over the years, I have been able to bump into some very interesting people whenever I would go to various places in the Pittsburgh area … and, last Wednesday, I was able to bump into two people while I was at Kohl’s.  At around 10:00 a.m. on April 18th, I went to the Kohl’s store in Robinson Township … and, while I was there, I bumped into two people.  Those people are Sharon Hohn and Charlene Josey.  I did snap selfies whenever I bumped into these people … and those photos will appear below this blog post.  I guess you could say I got “two for the price of one” that day.  (No pun intended.)

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On April 18, 2018, I bumped into two of my friends while I was at the Kohl’s store in Robinson Township … and Sharon Hohn is one of those people.
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On April 18, 2018, I went to the Kohl’s store in Robinson Township … and, while I was there, I bumped into two of my friends … and Charlene Josey is one of those people.

You just never know who you will bump into whenever you go somewhere!

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Good-bye, Bridgeville K-Mart

Yesterday was a somewhat bittersweet day for me.  Late yesterday afternoon, after being in Bridgeville for more than 42 years, K-Mart shut its doors in that town for the last time.  It had been in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, which is located in Collier Township, since August of 1975.  I have a lot of memories of me going to that store on a regular basis.  I visited that store for the last time back in February of this year.

I bought a lot of interesting items in that store … and I would sometimes eat my meals in the store’s restaurant as well.  I would usually go there with my relatives … and, sometimes, I would be there for long periods of time.  The store was fantastic … and I will miss shopping there on a regular basis.

Now, I don’t usually include web links in my blog posts, but since this is a rather unique moment for me, I will include one in this blog post.  I’d like to show you an ad for this K-Mart store, which is from August of 1975.  That was the first day that the K-Mart store operated in Bridgeville.

Here’s the link …
The K-Mart store in Bridgeville opened up their doors for the first time! (August 28, 1975)

I will remember this store for a long time … and I will miss it very much.  Good-bye, Bridgeville K-Mart.

Bridgeville K-Mart (August 28, 1975 – April 8, 2018)