It is so sad that one of the greatest icon's of Pittsburgh history has just this one, last store anchored in West View along with the park memories. What a great park and area. If you travel a bit to the Carrick area though, you would have found the closest thing to an original Isaly store. The store front and unique aroma as you enter is as it always was, just unforgetable. Make no mistake - you are in an Isaly store. All salads, meals, sandwiches and breakfast's are from scratch. The owner, Chuck Kraus, had worked for the company for over 40 years, reached the position of store supervisor, and boasts of never missing a day's work in all that time. When the company downsized, he saw his chance to bring back the original recipe's and service that made the Isaly firm a Pittsburgh staple. During his 11 years Mr. Kraus had the opportunity to be visited by past and present city mayors along with Mr. Bill Isaly himself - all a testament to how fine an establishment it was. Too bad Mr. Kraus didn't have control over the Klondike division!
Pittsburgh City Paper
Website powered by Foundation
National Advertising by VMG Advertising