Wednesday, May 22, 2013
It will be the most significant road shutdown in Peters Township since the Valley Brook and East McMurray intersection project.
The time has come. The Valley Brook and Washington roads project is set to begin Wednesday, May 22. The construction will not wrap up until July 2014, at the earliest. The project will result in Valley Brook Road being closed just west of St. Petersburg Center, meaning access to Old Washington will be closed and vehicles will not be able to go under Route 19. Through traffic on Route 19 itself will be minimally impeded during the construction. The official detours are Boyce Road from Route 19 to Mayview Road and East McMurray Road from Valley Brook tor Route 19. More than 11,000 vehicle trips per day will be displaced. "This will be the most significant road shutdown the township has seen since the Valley Brook and East McMurray …
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, February 18, 2013
Whole Foods, townhomes and more are part of a master plan for the corner of Route 19 and Fort Couch Road.
A master plan for 1800 Washington Rd., 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…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The old Roth Carpet building in Mt. Lebanon is finally being demolished to make way for The Fresh Market grocery store.
The old Roth Carpet building in Mt. Lebanon is finally being demolished to make way for The Fresh Market grocery store. Demolition crews were at the property along Route 19 this past week ripping down the existing building with excavators and hauling off the debris in dump trucks. The property will be the site of The Fresh Market grocery store that 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 has not been set. She could not comment on the construction timeline, but said it is expected to begin relatively soon. According to The Fresh Market website, the store would convey an atmosphere of an old world European …
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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A 19-year-old man was arrested and warrants have been issued for three other suspects. Northern Regional Police say the four are sought for robberies in Washington, PA; Chartiers Township; Wexford and Castle Shannon.
A 19-year-old Washington County man has been arrested and warrants have been issued for three other suspects charged with being involved in multiple robberies, including one in Upper St. Clair near the Peters Township border, according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. The individuals are also suspected in robberies in Wexford, Washington, Chartiers Township and Castle Shannon. Matthew McDonald was arrested Nov. 21 in Chartiers Township and charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and theft in the BP case, the chief said. McDonald is being held in the Washington County Jail. Amann said police have obtained warrants for three others—Travis Hallam, 19; David Piatt, 21; and Charles Clark Jr., 21. All three are from the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As part of Peters Township's work toward a new comprehensive plan, a consultant team has released a report on what need to be improved in the area. Do you agree?
Work is under way to come up with a new comprehensive plan for Peters Township and the consultant team, LSL Planning, Inc., has just released its "Snapshot Report." The report provides an overview of the township as it is today, how it has changed the past ten years and how it compares to other communities and regions. The report listed many positive attributes about the township: Its school system is excellent; recreational opportunities abound; taxes are relatively modest; township government is proactive; and the quality of life is considered to be very good. In addition, the community has weathered the economic storm of the last few years considerably better than much of the rest of the country. As a result, growth and development have…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Drivers have reported tire damage after driving over utility covers.
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- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dormont police are warning drivers to be careful in the southbound lanes of West Liberty Avenue, near the Park Boulevard intersection. Officer James Burke said the department has received complaints that a set of small utility covers, which normally are level with the road, have been coming loose and creating a potentially dangerous hazard. The caps are only a few inches wide, but can cause damage if they are out of line when a car drives over them. Burke said the utility covers are owned by Equitable Gas, and that the company has been contacted to correct the issue. “The caps pop up sometimes, and we’ve had some people report tire damage,” said Dormont Officer James Burke. “We just want to let people know to be careful going southbound …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The retail outlet is planned for a location on Route 19 and Circle Drive.
Peters Township Council received a letter from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Bureau of Licensing Director advising that the planned Giant Eagle Express on Route 19 has applied for a liquor license. The retail outlet will have a 24-hours-a-day gas station, car wash, grocery department and cafe with prepared foods. Construction has not yet started at the location on Route 19 and Circle Drive. According to plans, the former Charapp Ford South building—most recently occupied by SP Floors—will be demolished and Circle Drive—partially located in Upper St. Clair—will be modified for a left turn lane.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
A 'Plan Peters' open house was held for residents Wednesday night.
Peters Township officials and consultants were on hand at the high school Wednesday night to introduce the public to the comprehensive plan that is underway. The township hired LSL Planning, Inc. to come up with a 10-year plan for land use. After three months of interviews, focus groups and the examination of more than 800 resident surveys, consultants have determined that the following are some main points of concern: Tina Cramer, a 14-year resident, attended Wednesday night's open house. "I think it's a good idea. I think more people should actually come out," she said. Cramer's main concern is the improvement of Route 19. "There is a huge amount of congestion that has gotten worse over my 14 years," she said. "Especially at Donaldson's …