Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Peters Township?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Peters Township and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
South Hills Village goes “PINK.”
Victoria is on her second face lift in two years, South Hill Village’s Victoria’s Secret that is. Last summer, South Hills Village’s Victoria’s Secret was the only storefront to debut the company’s new design vision. Sleek, sexy and boutique-like, the completed renovations induced flourishing success. This summer, it was PINK’s turn. The Victoria’s Secret PINK Collection has a new home—3,000 expanded square feet including private fitting rooms, additional open shopping space and additional cash registers. PINK’s new spaces is an homage to the PINK girls’ ideal dorm or apartment—a bright, whimsical home to feel comfortable and fabulous. With more than 1,000 stores worldwide, Victoria’s Secret is no stranger to growth, as America’s leading …
Monday, June 11, 2012
The store will employ more than 200 people.
The new Target at South Hills Village will open in March 2013. The Upper St. Clair store, located at Village Drive and Washington Road, will offer guests the everyday essentials and exclusive brands they have come to expect from Target. In addition, it will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods to further enhance guests’ experience. “Target is excited to open its first store in Upper St. Clair,” said Samir Shah, Target’s senior vice president of East Coast stores. “We are committed to being a good neighbor to the Upper St. Clair and surrounding Pennsylvania communities, and developing long-lasting relationships with our guests.” The 145,000 square-foot store will employ more than 200 team …
Monday, November 28, 2011
If it's too good to be true, it probably is, bureau says.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Today is Cyber Monday, the day that people who did not find all their holiday gifts over the Black Friday weekend turn to the Internet for other shopping deals. Scammers try to prey on Cyber Monday bargain hunters by advertising "one day only" promotions from recognized brands. Consumers should be on the watch for too good to be true emails from unrecognized websites. In advance of the holiday season, the FBI reminds shoppers to beware of cyber criminals and their aggressive and creative ways to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to fool potential victims including fraudulent auction sales, reshipping merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card, sale of fraudulent or stolen gift cards through auction …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Excitement, experience and sales draw shoppers to South Hills Village.
Linda Book arrived at South Hills Village at 3:30 a.m. with a plan. By 4:45 a.m., she had the shopping bags to prove her plan was working. “We’re here to get the best buys of the season,” Book said. “(The stores) have regular sales, which is great, but we want the really good ones.” She and her nieces, Maria and Amanda, all of Whitehall, admitted that Black Friday shopping is a little crazy. But it’s also fun, they said. It’s a challenge to get the best deals—and they insisted it’s well worth it. The family was pretty pleased with the sales they found, mainly at clothing stores. They weren’t the only early birds to flock to the mall at a time when some people are just crawling into bed, and others have been asleep for hours. Lindsey …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The store is opening in a new location after closing its former Upper St. Clair 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 …