Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Hotel is located adjacent to L.A. Fitness on the west side of McKnight Road.
Home2 Suites by Hilton is scheduled to open June 3 in McCandless Crossing. It will house 119 king, studio and one bedroom suites and is designed for the long-stay business traveler. The Home2 Suites brand is relatively new to the Hilton chain; the McCandless Crossing hotel is just the 20th to be built in the U.S. Construction, by Widewaters Hotels LLC, began more than a year ago, next to L.A. Fitness, on the west side of McKnight Road. The hotel boasts a number of amenities (see video), including free high-speed Wi-Fi and a complimentary breakfast that Brittany St. John, director of sales, says is not your typical hotel breakfast. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dozens of trees and hundreds of tons of earth are being moved to make way for the final phase of the development.
What had been a thick grove of trees between McKnight Road and Babcock Boulevard is slowly disappearing as site preparation continues for the fourth and final phase of McCandless Crossing. (see video). It will include as many as nine restaurants, six of which have committed to the project, as well as 50 townhomes and a 12-screen Cinemark Movie Theater for starters. Developers hope many of the restaurants and perhaps the theater, are open by the summer of 2014. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A First Watch is among the restaurants slated for the shopping plaza.
The developers of McCandless Crossing have confirmed three new restaurants have committed to the project, adding to another three eateries that signed on late last year. "We have commitments from Panera Bread , Chipotle and First Watch," Kevin Dougherty of Adventure Development told KDKA-TV. The Panera Bread will likely include a drive-through option. Franchise owner Covelli Enterprises of Warren, Ohio sought, and won from McCandless Town Council an amendment to an ordinance, which prohibits drive-through restaurants along the stretch of McKnight Road that borders the fourth and final phase of the McCandless Crossing development. Bruce Betty, McCandless Land Use Administrator, said there are limitations to the amendment to …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
McCandless Council must first vote to ease a restriction on drive-through restaurants along a portion of McKnight Road.
A drive-through Panera Bread Restaurant may be coming to McCandless Crossing, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. But first, McCandless Town council must vote to ease a restriction on drive-through restaurants along the stretch of McKnight Road that borders the fourth and final phase of the McCandless Crossing development. It is located is on the east side of McKnight Road between Duncan Avenue and Cumberland Road. Currently, drive-through restaurants are not permitted along that section of McKnight said Bruce Betty, the township's land-use administrator. McCandless officials' intent with the 1986 restriction was to prevent high-volume traffic and maintain the character of the stretch, Betty told the Trib. “It's up to council to …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Construction is nearly complete on the center which is located just past Lowe's Home Improvement store.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids before Easter? The newly constructed Doodlebugs Childrens Center in the McCandless Crossings plaza will host a grand opening and open house Friday March 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in the activities will be an Easter Egg Hunt both Friday and Saturday, children's activities and refreshments, tours of the facility, local child-related businesses onsite and a book donation drive to benefit Heritage Community Initiatives. Doodlebugs is a child care and early education program of the Buffalo and Rochester, NY communities. The new day care will be located in the west section of McCandless Crossing on Duncan Avenue, just past Lowe's on the left. Like us on …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wexford area readers keep asking, is Trader Joe's coming here?
As soon as the weather breaks, Pine-Richland area residents can expect to see construction get underway next year on the final phase of the nearby McCandless Crossing development. The fourth phase of the development is on the east side of McKnight Road between Duncan Avenue and Cumberland Road. It includes five restaurants—three of which have already are committeed to tenants who've signed agreements— as well as 50 townhomes and a 12-screen Cinemark Movie Theater for starters. The Town of McCandless and developer AdVenture Development also are hoping to lure a very popular specialty grocery store. "We'd love to have Trader Joe's, but that's not a definite. They haven't signed," Bruce Betty, Town of McCandless land use administrator told …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Phase Four of the development is on the east side of McKnight Road between Duncan Avenue and Cumberland Road.
Three chain restaurants have signed agreements to build in the final phase of McCandless Crossing. "The three restaurants which have signed are Bonefish Grille, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Carrabbas," said Bruce Betty, McCandless land use administrator. "They're planning five restaurants total along that stretch of McKnight Road." Betty said construction could begin late in 2013. Betty said there is also talk of a short-stay hotel, adjacent to the 12-screen Cinimark Movie theater, but the hotel industry wants to gauge the success of the Home 2 Suites by Hilton, under construction, next to LA Fitness, before deciding on a second hotel. There are two open slots for restaurants in McCandless Crossing. Which ones would you like to see built there…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Developers are hoping to get a commitment from the speciality grocery store.
Pine-Richland residents can expect to see new shopping, movie and restaurant options nearby when work gets under way next year on the final phase of McCandless Crossing. Phase Four of the development is on the east side of McKnight Road between Duncan Avenue and Cumberland Road in McCandless. It includes five restaurants, three of which have already signed, 50 townhomes, and a 12-screen Cinemark Movie Theater for starters. The town of McCandless and developer, AdVenture Development, is also hoping to lure a very popular specialty grocery store. "We'd love to have Trader Joe's, but that's not a definite, they haven't signed," said Bruce Betty, town of McCandless land use administrator. But perhaps for good luck, the Trader's Joe name is on…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The theater planned for McKnight Road now is set to open in fall 2013.
Plans to build a new, 12-screen, all-digital Cinemark theater at McCandless Crossing are still on, but the theater will be opening a year later than originally scheduled. A sign along McKnight Road near the deveopment now says the theater will be opening in fall 2013. The theater, according to a map posted on the McCandless website, will be on the side closest to La Roche College and UPMC Passavant, opposite McKnight Road from Lowe's Home Improvement and IHOP. Keeping up with news in the Pine-Richland community is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. McCandless Crossing is comprised of 130 acres on both sides of McKnight Road and is bisected by Duncan Avenue. Current tenants …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
IHOP is the third restaurant to open in the mixed-use center at the intersection of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue, which has been under development since the fall of 2009.
IHOP, known for its pancakes and omelettes, will open its fourth Pittsburgh restaurant Monday in the McCandless Crossing shopping center. Doors will open at 6 a.m. Monday in the mixed-use center at the intersection of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue. Hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. After the first few weeks of opening, the restaurant's hours will shift to being open 24/7, a spokeswoman for IHOP said. IHOP is the third restaurant to open in the mixed-use center, which has been under development since the fall of 2009. The center, when fully built out, is expected to encompass 1.2 million square feet, and include a grocery store, movie theater, medical and executive …