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New Grocery Store Coming to the South Hills

The Fresh Market will be the first in Pittsburgh and the third in Pennsylvania.

The Fresh Market will open its first store in western Pennsylvania.

Mt. Lebanon commissioners gave final approval with a unanimous vote Tuesday night for the gourmet supermarket chain to demolish the old Roth Carpet store on the corner of Route 19 and Connor Road and construct a new building.

The Fresh Market representatives have said that construction will begin as soon as possible.

The Fresh Market's application had been under consideration since last summer. Mt. Lebanon officials had concerns about traffic.

Two new driveways will be built along Connor Road. One driveway will be exit-only. Traffic will be prohibited from making a left turn from the main entrance point from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

The developer must conduct a one-year follow-up study summarizing the operation of the driveways and the left turn restriction. The study will review all crashes at the site driveways to determine if a crash pattern has developed that would be cause to revise the assess plan for the site. The report must be submitted to Mt. Lebanon officials and .

The developer was also given permission to reconfigure the parking lot to create 98 parking spaces that it will share with the JoS. A. Banks store next door. The Mt. Lebanon zoning ordinance would have limited parking to 55 spaces.

is less than half a mile down on Route 19 from the new The Fresh Market location.

Will you shop at The Fresh Market? Do you think traffic will be a problem? Tell us in the comments.

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Michele Baum June 13, 2012 at 03:52 PM
I will absolutely buy at Fresh Market. Before moving to USC, I lived in Chattanooga, TN, for many years, and frequently shopped there. It will be a pleasure to go back. And more grocery competition can only be a plus for consumers!
JEM November 08, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Although i will not shop there because I don't believe that the quality justifies the very high prices, similar to Trader Jo's. While I do agree that competition is good, my fear is that Giant Eagle will simply RAISE it's prices to be meet those of Whole Foods! That would be more in line with Giant Eagle's policy, i.e. make the prices as high as possible. My question is: why can't McMurray entice another grocery store to open shop here? Why does Giant Eagle have such a strangle hold on grocery shopping in this area.........and now we are getting a Giant Eagle Express nearby. Ho hum. I drive to the Shop n Save in Bethel for the best meat & prices in the area.

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