Adaptive reuse of historic and landmark buildings is prevalent across the state. The Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center,
on Pittsburgh's North Side, is the latest repurposing of a former church for community use. Two venues inside, including the chapel, are available for events.MOUNTAIN NEWS•
The 457-room Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Pocono Mountains,
opened this summer in Pocono Manor. The family-friendly, African-themed resort offers a 100,000-square-foot convention center and the state's largest water park.• Mohegan Sun Pocono,
a 238-room gaming resort with a 20,000-square-foot convention center, is now a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.NEW IN TOWN
Among the boutique properties in Pittsburgh's surging hotel scene is the new Hotel Monaco, a 248-room Kimpton property in the converted James Reed Building, which offers 11,300 square feet of event space.COME HUNGRY
The Reading Terminal Market is part of Philadelphia's convention center complex, an easy stroll for a sampling of local cuisine. More than 80 merchants sell specialties such as fresh produce, meats and more.