Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The owner says it's all about "location."
The A.B. Charles Hobby Shop in Mt. Lebanon is preparing to move to Peters Township, according to the Observer-Reporter. The familiar barn store on McFarland Road, near the end of Banksville Road, closed at 6 p.m. Saturday. The owner Scott Charles, of Upper St. Clair, told the newspaper that Peters is now the "Cranberry of the South Hills" and expects store traffic to improve with the new location on state Route 19, in a space where Century Sports once existed. A.B Charles has been in Mt. Lebanon since 2006. Before that, the shop was located on state Route 19 in Dormont for 61 years. Hours at the new store will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and, likely, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the report.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Aladdin's Eatery, a Lebanese/American restaurant chain, is moving into the former Penny’s Diner location along Route 19.
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. 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 country, with the closest to this area along Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. For more …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A former Peters basketball coach, McAfoose is utilizing years of marketing experience to help local businesses "expand their brand" with signage.
A new business serving the South Hills and west of Pittsburgh has joined the Peters Township community in more ways than one. Sign-A-Rama Pittsburgh South, located in Lakeside Plaza on Route 19, is a full-service sign franchise. Owner Gary McAfoose has more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience, and saw an opportunity to take from those positions to help other businesses "expand their brand." Sign-A-Rama Pittsburgh South opened in late April, which makes four locations in Pittsburgh—including Monroeville, Allison Park and Greensburg. The company is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL and has 500 stores across the U.S.—250 overseas. “We’re able to draw from that experience and we have access to larger stores, so we keep it in the…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Peters Township Council Monday night approved the 15,000-square-foot plan, which includes the small grocery, a GetGo gas station, car wash and pharmacy.
Monday night, Peters Township Council approved a plan for a Giant Eagle Express to be built along Route 19 in the former Charapp Ford South building—most recently occupied by SP Floors. Council members Jim Berquist and Frank Arcuri were absent from the meeting. The 5-0 approval comes after years of going back and forth with Giant Eagle on the company’s ideas for that space, according to Peters Township Planning Director Ed Zuk. The property stretches from Beinhauer Funeral Home to Huntington Learning Center and will include the small grocery, a GetGo gas station, a car wash and a pharmacy. The current building will be demolished and a new building will be constructed, according to Kevin Brett, senior project manager for Lennon, Smith, …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The store is the first in the Pittsburgh area.
Hockey players and fans alike have a new Mecca for their favorite sport. Total Hockey, a privately-held hockey equipment retailer with 12 stores in the St. Louis, Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul areas, opened Saturday inside the former Burton’s Total Pet! along Route 19 in Cranberry. The store is the first Total Hockey in Pittsburgh—but not the last. Andrea Roewe, director of marketing, said a Total Hockey also is opening in Robinson Township later this month. “There’s a pretty steady growth with the hockey in the area,” Roewe said of entering the Pittsburgh market. “That’s a huge thing for us.” Once inside the Total Hockey store, it’s all hockey—all the time. The location in Cranberry offers everything from hockey apparel to sticks, …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The new Peters Township business opens Sunday, following Saturday's soft opening.
It’s trendy, it’s healthy, it’s convenient ... and it’s now open. Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt in McMurray officially opens Sunday at 11 a.m., following a soft opening held Saturday evening where community members who stopped by got to taste for free. Located in the heart of Peters Township, the new froyo business in McMurray Towne Centre—off of Valley Brook Road—offers a simple, self-serve experience, and myriad flavors and toppings. Owner Frank Chao said he’s very excited to be open and happy to serve the public. “We’ve received a lot of phone calls,” he said. “Everyone is interested.” The atmosphere is inviting and fresh—pink, white and gray adorn the walls and décor. Chao offers yogurt flavors such as Green Tea, Mango (lactose-free), …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko opened in Peters Township Tuesday.
Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko opened its doors in Peters Township on Tuesday. Located on Route 19 (across from the Outpatient Care Center), the full-service funeral home is female-owned and female-run. A truly one-of-a-kind place, owner Danielle Andy Belusko and funeral director Erin Leigh Hess said their focus is a hospitality service—not a sales business. "My favorite word is passionate," Belusko said. "Neither Erin or I come from a long line of funeral directors. I chose this because I love it and I'm good at it." Belusko said they believe women are naturally nurturing, and they take an almost maternal approach to funeral and cremation services. "As a result, the families we serve always receive the most …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The new business offers daycare, boarding, grooming, training and products for pups—conveniently located on Valley Brook Road, steps from The Montour Trail.
Owner Shaina Dymond is a self-proclaimed animal lover. She has dogs, rides horses and is excited to be a new business owner in Peters Township. The Pooch Pitt, tentatively opening on Feb. 11, offers daycare, boarding, grooming, training and specialty products for pups—including dog food, treats, leashes, collars and sweaters. “What really sets us apart is that we offer all-in-one services,” Dymond said. Located in St. Petersburg Center, the 5,200 square-foot doggy haven has indoor and outdoor plays areas—both spacious and comforting—and a spa. Eight hi-definition web cameras allow you to see your furry friend(s) at all times. The Pooch Pitt staff is comprised of five employees, certified in grooming and training. And all are animal lovers…
Friday, January 27, 2012
Stop in for a free flu shot now through Feb. 1.
Spa green walls and great lighting fill Peters Township’s newest medical center. The 4,500 square-foot facility opened to the public Thursday. The day prior, a grand-opening celebration was held. Hors d’oeuvres were served and walk-through tours were provided. It was an exciting day for MedExpress; the company was “having twins”—the Bluefield, VA and McMurray locations were opening simultaneously as the 76th and 77th locations. “We’re excited. This location is great; we have centers on both sides in Washington and Upper St. Clair,” said area manager Dave Neely. The center has 12 rooms, including an X-Ray suite, a room solely for splinting and a room for an extended stay—i.e. a few hours—equipped for administering intravenous fluids. Peters…