All Of The New Restaurants, Shops And Redevelopment Projects Coming To Pittsburgh

There are a lot of exciting projects planned around town

Larry Richert and John Shumway
June 25, 2019 - 1:08 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Everywhere you look, it seems that everywhere all over Pittsburgh, a new shop, store or residential area is being built.

Herky Pollock, Executive Vice President Northeast Director for CBRE has all of the details on the latest projects all around Pittsburgh.

Century III Mall Property

Pollock says it area is currently planned to be a “mixed use development” with retail, residential, office and maybe even a hospital. He adds it will take $60 to $80 million just to demolish the area.

Ross Park Mall

Pollock calls the loss of Sears at the mall “a blessing”.

“They’re going to add a restoration hardware, they’re going to add a food hall, they’re going to have a lot more retail to augment that Sears space and they’re going to add a movie theater.”

South Hills Village

Sears is also leaving South Hills Village but will be adding a large “world class” fitness facility, Lululemon will also be coming in as well as the 10th Burgatory restaurant.

East Liberty

A site on the east side of East Liberty will be home to a new Whole Foods and retail area. Ground breaking is expected next spring and should take two years for construction.

Shady Hill is being redeveloped where the current Giant Eagle on Shakespeare Street will be “first floor retail, a new Giant Eagle and then residential above,” said Pollock. “Then across the street, the current Club One is going to be redeveloped by the Davis Company is doing an office development upstairs and first floor or first two floors of retail there.”

South Side Works

A new owner is taking over South Side Works and “major changes” are expected there.

Waterfront in Homestead

The AMC will be revamped over the next two years to offer better seating, sound and more.

Strip District

Ground just broke on a project at the old produce terminal. Pollock says the Strip is doing very well right now and is transforming with more retail, residential business and restaurants.

North Shore

Rivers Casino just announced they are building a hotel and near that Pollock says he along with Lucas Platt of Millcraft Investments are planning a mixed use development with hotel, office, retail and a Farris Wheel. The North Side is the home of the original Farris Wheel.

The development could also feature an aquarium and a lagoon.

Also on the North Shore, the SAP building recently opened with retail expected to open soon. Ben Roethlisberger’s Restaurant could potential open next year.

Pollock and his partners are also planning to open a concept called “Shorty’s Pins and Pints” “which is going to be an experiential concept with duck-pin bowling and bocce and adult games.” It will be located at the old Titled-Kilt Location.

Herky Pollock

Civic Arena Site

After ten years, the site of the former Civic Arena is being developed.

It March the food, drink and gaming complex, “Punch Bowl Social” was announced as the first tenant.

Pollock says it will be a “huge expansion of Downtown Pittsburgh . . . you see that Downtown is bursting at the seams and it’s connecting the Strip District and it’s connecting the Hill District. It’s connecting the North Shore and the South Shore.”

Station Square

Pollock says Brookfield, one of the nation’s largest developers called Station Square one of the best areas for redevelopment in the entire country.

“We’re going to have great retail there, great restaurants, great entertainment, some new office,” said Pollock.

Across the street hundreds of apartments and office space will available.


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