Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Set To Reopen After Major Renovations

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Big changes are happening at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

For the first time, the zoo is closed for six weeks for maintenance and renovation.

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One of the largest changes taking place at the zoo is crews are building a brand new restaurant. Construction workers started demolition in October in the area near the Safari Grill.

They tore down a cheetah holding building, along with two small buildings where you could buy pizza and French fries.

“What we’re doing is we’re constructing a new 7,000 square foot restaurant, which will accommodate 300 seats,” said Bradley Smith, Director of Construction Management at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

There will be 160 seats outside and 140 seats inside the air-conditioned building. The new “Jambo Grill” is on track to be completed by Memorial Day.

“It is an African theme, it is very…

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