One direct result from the Best of the 'Burgh article is that Steel City Chess now has a new retailer. Representatives from S. W. Randall Toyes & Giftes on Smithfield Street downtown saw the article and contacted us about becoming a retailer.
They have a terrific toy store downtown with any kind of toy you can think of including Legos, dolls, figurines, coloring books, Matchbox cars, model cars, plans and ships, puzzles, and games. Additionally, they have a display case specifically for a variety of chess sets that will be a perfect spot for Steel City Chess.
I highly recommend a visit to their store downtown and getting lost in your childhood or with your child for several hours!
Here is the link to their website.
I have been a bit remiss with my blog posts. Part of that reason is that a lot has been happening with Steel City Chess. The biggest happening is that Steel City Chess was honored in July by being named a 2017 Best of the 'Burgh by Pittsburgh Magazine.
We were really excited to learn of this award. Steel City Chess was named in the Business and Education category and featured in the July issue of the magazine. Additionally, we were invited to attend the Best of the Burgh 2017 party at Stage AE in mid-July where we displayed the set and even played a few games with party-goers.
Here is the link to the magazine article.
We would like to thank Pittsburgh Magazine's editors, our customers, friends and family for helping us achieve this incredible honor representing Pittsburgh...
Artifacts, in Pittsburgh's West End, is the latest retailer to sell Steel City Chess. Artifacts has an impressive collection of antiques, artwork and rugs in their showroom. Seriously, you could get lost in there for hours. Be sure to look up and down or you'll miss unique and interesting pieces.
Check their store out soon! http://westendartifacts.blogspot.com/
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