Owner of Lefty’s in the Strip buying closed North Park Lounge in Lawrenceville

PITTSBURGH — Rick Krist could see the appeal of the bar and restaurant at 4717 Butler Street beyond what others might see as a weakness.

It’s a location past much of the busiest part of the Lawrenceville business district and across from the Allegheny Cemetery.

“I like that it’s not in the middle of everything,” said Krist. “Most of my neighbors are dead because it’s a cemetery.”

Krist likes it so much that he’s in the process of buying the property, a process that can now accelerate after its current incarnation as the Lawrenceville location of North Park Lounge ended about a five-year run, closing permanently after serving its last meals this past weekend, announcing it on social media.

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