PITTSBURGH'S NEW David L. Lawrence Convention Center is not one of the centers opening across the country with little business booked. Although the grand opening gala took place September, the center had been hosting groups since March, even though construction wasn't complete. Greater Pittsburgh CVB's Executive VP Robert Imperata, says the CVB had hoped to attract 20 conventions to the facility for the last nine months of 2003. Instead, 27 booked — more than double the number the old ...

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