While Friendship lacks a true business district, there are some shops and businesses along the south side of Penn Ave (technically only the south side is part of Friendship.) For instance, Friendship residents never have to leave the ‘hood to get tickle-me-Elmos.
A few buildings down from Babyland is the Dance Alloy Theater. And a few doors down from that is the Pittsburgh Glass Center where a stroll down Penn Ave. can quickly turn into a faceplant session along one of their windows as you become mesmerized by some wild glassblowing. In lieu of a glare-marred photo of the madness inside, please accept this photo of a sweet mural on the side of their building.