Iconic Pittsburgh party store Mike Feinberg Co. to close its doors

Mike Feinberg Co., a Pittsburgh stable since the 1950s, announced it will close its doors this spring.

Marcia Feinberg, owner of the business and daughter of its founder and namesake, made the announcement via Facebook earlier this week. It was covered in an article by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The store, located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, is known for its party supplies, including balloons, novelties, accessories, lights and inflatables, as well as being a popular spot for sports memorabilia.

Founder Mike Feinberg opened the store on Forbes Street in the mid 1950s; it later moved to the Strip District. Feinberg later earned the nickname “the party king,” not only because of his store but also due to his colorful personality, Marcia Feinberg told the Tribune-Review.

Curiously enough, Mike Feinberg Co. is located right next door to Schorin Co., another longtime party supply retailer that also specializes in catering. The two stores have been Penn Avenue neighbors for decades.

Mike Feinberg Co. will close sometime in March or April. The Strip District will celebrate Mike Feinberg Day on March 26.

Originally posted Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017