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Red Ring to Offer Outdoor Seating in Enclosed Patio

Duquesne University's signature Red Ring restaurant will offer outdoor seating in an enclosed patio starting on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The Red Ring patio's street-level seating area is located on Forbes Avenue, at the east side of the Power Center. The patio, which will provide seating for 46 at seven dining tables and nine cocktail tables, includes two entrances that also are wheelchair-accessible.

When completed, the area will be covered with a full-length cloth awning and use roll-down clear vinyl sides and radiant heaters for use during inclement weather. A steel railing on three sides and a 9-foot-wide buffer zone will divide the patio from the adjacent lot.

Chris Baierbach, director of Parkhurst Dining at Duquesne, said that he intends to book live music in the space. The Red Ring patio will be available for receptions and private parties, and is open to fans attending the Pittsburgh Penguins' home games as well as other sporting events or concerts at the Consol Energy Center and A.J. Palumbo Center. 

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.