Friday, April 5, 2013
Construction crews are making big progress on The Fresh Market grocery store planed for Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon.
Construction crews are making big progress on The Fresh Market grocery store planed for the corner of Washington and Connor roads 19 in Mt. Lebanon. The building’s structure is up and crews are now working to finishing the exterior. Demolition crews razed the old Roth Carpet in January to make way for the new grocery store. The Fresh Market grocery store offers “an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands.” A company spokeswoman said a lease has been signed for the location, but an opening date still is unknown. According to The Fresh Market website, the store would convey an atmosphere of an old world European market with an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands, and …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Whole Foods, townhomes and more are part of a master plan for the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road in Upper St. Clair.
Monday, February 18
A master plan for the former Consol Energy headquarters site on the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road has been submitted to Upper St. Clair Township officials for final approval. A Whole Foods Market is planned along Route 19. More than half of the parking would be underground along with all the deliveries and trash processing to minimize noise, according to developer Gerard Cipriani. Townhomes are tucked in the back of the development, closest to Fort Couch Road, according to the submitted drawings. The townhomes would target empty nesters. The third planned structure is a shopping center that would have three types of tenants—retail, restaurant and office—in a two-level structure, which is about the same height as the old office …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The former Ford dealership along Route 19 in McMurray is finally being demolished to make way for Giant Eagle Express store.
The former Charapp Ford South building along Route 19 in Peters Township is finally coming down. The sprawling dealership building, that most recently housed SP Floors, is being demolished to make way for a Giant Eagle Express. There will be a small grocery store, pharmacy, GetGo gas station and car wash on the prime real estate next to Beinhauer Funeral Home. But for now, there’s only a heap of rubble in the parking lot as crews dismantle the building. The demolition began just recently, even though SP Floors moved out of the location last summer, according to its website. The flooring company has moved into a new location at the old Ethan Allen store at 2917 Washington Road. There is no construction date set for the Giant Eagle Express. …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Aladdin's Eatery, a Lebanese/American restaurant chain, is opening on Route 19 in Peters Township.
Aladdin’s Eatery will be opening in McMurray soon. The Lebanese/American restaurant chain is moving into the former Penny’s Diner location along Route 19. A large banner across the storefront announces that the new restaurant is “Coming Soon!” Aladdin’s full menu is also posted on the door for customers to view before it opens. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter The restaurant could be opening as soon as February, although company officials did not return phone message seeking comment on the expansion. Officials at Walnut Capital, which manages the storefronts across from Kmart, could not comment on when the restaurant will open. There are nearly 30 Aladdin’s restaurants across the …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Fresh Market, a gourmet grocery store, could be coming to Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon.
The Fresh Market could soon be coming to the South Hills. The gourmet supermarket chain is seeking approval from Mt. Lebanon commissioners to demolish the Roth Carpet building at the corner of Washington and Connor roads and build the new grocery store. The Fresh Market received a recommendation for final approval from the Mt. Lebanon Planning Board on April 24. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the plan on June 12. If The Fresh Market receives final approval in June, representatives said construction would begin as soon as possible. It would be the first store in the Pittsburgh area and the third in Pennsylvania. The Fresh Market's application has been under consideration since last summer. There have been concerns about traffic. …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Crews hoped to restore power near South Hills Village Mall by 2:30 p.m.
A fallen tree has caused a major power outage in Upper St. Clair and Bethel Park this Friday. The outage began at 10:51 a.m. and is affecting 650 customers, according to West Penn Power. Bethel Park police told Patch the outage is affecting the "whole north end of Bethel Park." A number of traffic lights are out along Route 19 and Fort Couch Road. Motorists are advised to use caution. Businesses in Norman Centre II are without power. South Hills Village is being affected by the outage as well—its internet is not working—but the mall is still open. Crews have removed the fallen tree and are working to restore power. They hoped to have power restored to all customers by 2:30 p.m. This story originally appeared on Upper St. Clair Patch
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Many people were grabbing handfuls of cash. Would you have returned the money? Vote in our poll.
Did you find a few extra dollar bills blowing in the wind near Route 19? Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday, bags of cash came flying out of the back of an armored courier van transporting money from bank to bank in Upper St. Clair. A passing motorist alerted two employees inside the vehicle that the van's rear door was open and contents were falling from the vehicle. But the warning was too late. A crowd had even congregated near the intersection of Route 19 and Boyce Road where the money rained down onto the roadway. Many of the people were grabbing the cash and taking off. "Unfortunately only $400 was retrieved out of a significant amount of money," Upper St. Clair police Lt. James Englert said. "We're talking …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Early morning shoppers said they've been waiting for a Trader Joe's store to open in the South Hills for a long time.
A line of anxious customers were there as Trader Joe's South Hills opened its doors for the very first time Friday morning, Nov. 4. Inside, each aisle was packed with people. One group of ladies even took pictures with each other holding up products. Many customers called themselves Trader Joe's "fans." "We've been driving all the way to East Liberty once a month. We fill up two carts—one with cold food and one with hot. Now it's less than five minutes away. Now I can buy a little bit at a time," said Lynn Duda of Bethel Park. She was the first customer to step foot into the store. "I have been pushing for this store to come to the South Hills for so long, I never thought it would happen." Trader Joe's South Hills, located at 1630 …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The store is opening in a new location Monday after closing its former Route 19 location in the spring.
A new Pier 1 Imports store is scheduled to open its doors in Upper St. Clair on Monday, Oct. 31. The store is located in the top level of the former Border's Bookstore. It's in the same complex as Louis Anthony Jewelers and The Pie Place. Pier 1 Imports was previously located at 1630 Washington Road, next to the Chick-fil-A. Trader Joe's now occupies that space. "Following the closing of our previous location, we knew we wanted to maintain our presence in the South Hills," said Jennifer Engstrand, Pier 1 Imports media specialist, in an email to Upper St. Clair Patch. "The new store will be bigger than the old store and will feature new fixtures, lighting and flooring that will be completely different visually from any of the other stores …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Grand opening of the new store on Route 19 will be Nov. 4
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Trader Joe's, a unique, neighborhood grocery store with foods and beverages from the exotic to the basic, will celebrate the grand opening of a new store located in Upper St. Clair on Friday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. To commemorate the official opening Trader Joe’s Captain (store manager) Jennifer Sourbeck, Regional Vice President Rich Millis and the crew will gather for a ceremonial lei cutting to welcome new customers—"Trader Joe’s style." The celebration will continue throughout the day with live music, food demonstrations and stickers for the kids. The store is located at 1630 Washington Rd.—next to the Chick-fil-A and where the former Pier 1 Imports store was located. The store is approximately 12,000 square feet. Inside will feature a …