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More Retailer Renovations and Grand Re-Openings at South Hills Village

What's new at our local mall in Upper St. Clair/Bethel Park.

As the new Dick's Sporting Goods store prepares to open soon, and the new Target store next year, other stores inside South Hills Village have been renovating.

South Hills fashionistas will be thrilled to explore the new 2b, which opened on Sept. 13. 2b’s concept is to provide affordable, fun, flirty, but most importantly fierce women’s trends. With over 38 stores in North America, this sister brand of Bebe opened its first location in Pittsburgh at South Hills Village on the lower level between Wet Seal and Banana Republic.

The newly-designed South Hills Village Limited store opened its doors next to the Gap on Sept. 10. This new store design, which is more feminine, approachable and residential in feel, is also much more intimate, with 5,000 square feet of retail space. Grand re-opening events begin on Oct. 5.

Victoria’s Secret debuted their updated look this August. The popular lingerie retailer expanded the presence of their spunky, hip PINK brand, in a spacious, youthful pink paradise. Loyal customers will recognize the classic Victoria’s Secret boudoir feel in a new bra salon. The 3,000 square foot expansion also includes additional fitting rooms.

And for years, South Hills Shoppers have enjoyed Audrey’s Attic’s unique collection of Vera Bradley merchandise, scarves, handbags, charm bracelets, gifts, jewelry and footwear. The new Audrey’s Attic store opened in August, and is currently nestled on the upper level North wing. It provides customers increased home décor options and gifts, as well as a Jim Shore collection. The Audrey’s franchise has again expanded its South Hills Village presence with a new Audrey’s store that opened on the upper level center court in July. It offers a broader selection of women’s accessories.

Ed Wetzel, owner of the Audrey’s franchise, will also be opening Audrey’s Christmas for the holiday season at South Hills Village.

“We are so honored that these exciting new retailers are joining the already-amazing South Hills Village line-up,” said Jennifer Carroll, director of marketing and business development. “We are beyond thrilled to bring our customers constant updates to enhance their shopping experience here at the mall, through the addition of new stores and existing store expansions and renovations at South Hills Village.” 

What do you think of the new stores/renovations? Tell us in the comments.

Oren Spiegler September 28, 2012 at 10:40 AM
This is wonderful news with one significant exception: the additional traffic that will be generated in an area that is already clogged with vehicles. I am privileged to have this wonderful, safe mall 2 1/2 miles from my home, but if only there could be the pros without the cons. We should be careful what we wish for; we are getting it. Heaven help the South Allegheny County motorist come Chrismastime!
william atwell September 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Oh here we go! Give me give me. But do without the traffic. Really? Is this the only thing residents of this township can think about? We want but only if everyone turns around 3 times, holds one foot up does the hooky pookie and leave the cars at home. You live in a very populate suburbia get use to it
Robert A. Shoaf September 28, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Target not until next year? I would have thought they would want to be open by the Christmas shopping season.
mcgpgh September 28, 2012 at 03:21 PM
They keep building and building.....where's everyone going to park?
Irene Carrick September 28, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Haven't heard a word about Bonefish Grill. Are they still coming to South Hills Village?
Barb September 28, 2012 at 04:21 PM
We have a choice. A big dead mall like Century III. Or a mall which is vibrant with shops. I highly doubt the addition of a few retailers to pre-existing store fronts is going to create traffic havoc. If you want to avoid the "traffic" ride a bike or walk.
Liza September 28, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I'll happily deal with the traffic. Just can't wait to have more options around here - both retail and restaurants. Bring it!
Robert A. Shoaf September 28, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Yes, they are coming. it will be a free standing location, along Rt.19, near Target, I believe.
Robert A. Shoaf September 28, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Agreed. I have never thought the traffic around the mall was all that bad, at least from the direction I come. It's nowhere near as bad as Ross Park Mall.
Wendy Freas Sembrat September 28, 2012 at 06:29 PM
I totally agree. I would much prefer a vibrant shopping mall bringing in capital growth to BP and USC rather than the sad ghosts malls of Century III or Parkway Center. Some people are never happy unless they are complaining. The same person who cries "Don't raise my taxes is the same person who cries don't bring in businesses that would pay taxes" If you are that concerned about traffic, don't leave home, or leave 5 minutes early. Try just for once to be a positive person-no negative. Try one hour, then one day, then one week, etc... Be a happier person.
Roger September 29, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Shopping. More shopping. And, yet more shopping. "... bring it on..." I think was used. But, I thought we were in an economic recession, or on a very slow upward trend out of the recession. Disposable income is down (according to today's reports). The tax cliff is about three months away. QE3 with all the printed money is over the horizon. Yet, it seems like people can't get enough places to spend money. Yea, "bring it on ..." How to reconcile?
Oren Spiegler September 29, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Thank you for stating your full name, Ms Sembrat. Most of the many Patch "snipers" cloak themselves in anonymity. Obviously you have been waiting to let me have it for some time now over my community activism. Congratulations. While you condemn me for "complaining", others laud me for being a watchdog, for following national, state, and local government closely enough to sound the alarm when representatives of those entities overstep their authority and act in contravention to the public interest. Yes, when the school board spends $60 million on lavish middle school renovations, when the Board of Commissioners forces all to subsidize their neighbors' dues in a lavish club by building a $27.5 million recreation center/palace, and when honorable individuals like State Representative Matt Smith are slimed by distortion attack ads, I will be writing about it rather than saying, 'Our "leaders" must know best. I will always trust in them." Late great journalist Robert Novak said, "Always love your country, but never trust your government": sage words. Incidentally, you attempt to entirely distort my comments about more stores coming to South Hills Village, which I suggest you re-read. I began by saying this is a WONDERFUL thing, and that I am privileged to have a great mall like South Hills Village near my home. Who says that those who challenge the wrongs in our society are unhappy and miserable?
Wendy Freas Sembrat September 30, 2012 at 12:17 AM
First of all Oren, do not flatter yourself that I would lie in wait to do anything regarding you. The fact that you thought my comments were directed totally to you suggests you are either very conceited or you feel my comments were justified or both?? Why is it so hard for you to just say something positive... and leave it at that? I agreed with those that realize this is a good thing for our community and yes we are grown adults who can handle a little traffic without complaining, seems though that you cannot. And yes, I did see that you had a positive comment, but of course you ended with a negative one. I think most refer to that is never leaving well enough alone. Our time here is not a dress rehearsal, this is our one life, try to be a little more positive. Also, do not flatter yourself that you are some appointed watchdog for our community, and certainly not for me. I am a well-educated, intelligent person who can think and make my own opinions. Reading your rants and negative babble, does not enlighten me. The only thing I would want to say to you is - try and be a little less negative of EVERYTHING and be more tolerant. That is all.
Oren Spiegler September 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
The fact remains, Ms Sembrat, that you attempted to distort my brief, innocent comment on a relatively small matter in grand scheme of things. The statement, "The same person who cries,"Don't raise my taxes is the same person who cries don't bring in businesses that would pay taxes" is a blatant misrepresentation of my opinion. I neither said nor implied that new businesses should not come to South Hills Village; my conclusion is the opposite. A person as intelligent as you say you are should know that. A person of your self-professed intellect should also note the redundancy in your statement, "The same person who cries ,"Don't raise my taxes is the same person who cries don't bring in businesses that would pay taxes" is redundant. The correct sentence with proper punctuation is, The same person who cries, "Don't raise my taxes" says, "don't bring in businesses that would pay taxes". I have corrected the record. The facts speak for themselves. This "debate" is over.
Really? October 01, 2012 at 03:02 PM
This is so entertaining. Over a mall and some new stores. I'm going to have to lean towards purchasing a "Team Sembrat" tee, however, when one of these new shops begins offering them.
Karen Martin January 01, 2013 at 09:40 PM
The new stores will offer new job opportunities which included with the additional shopping, will help stimulate the economy. People can deal with traffic if they would just change their attitude.

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