Project Overview


Proprietor & Restauranteur

Rick Stern is an entrepreneur who has been building successful businesses in Pittsburgh since the early 1970s. Rick graduated from Babson College in Boston and joined the family business owning seven Downtown theaters.

His first Pittsburgh business was Heaven, a national known restaurant and disco in the late 1970s and 1980s.

In the late 1980s, Stern and his father renovated the Manor Theater from a single screen to a twin screen. “It’s been in our family on and off since about 1975,” Stern said. “I grew up in Squirrel Hill, so when I was a kid that was a single-screen neighborhood theater. We used to go watch cartoons every Saturday afternoon.”

As part of the S+P Restaurant Group, Rick Stern and business partner Brian Pekarcik own several restaurants throughout the Pittsburgh area including Spoon, BRGR, G&G Noodle Bar and Willow.