Tuesday, March 26, 2013
An Aldi's low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79.
An Aldi’s low price grocery store is expected to open in South Fayette near the Bridgeville exit off Interstate 79. The eight acres of land directly behind the former Exxon gas station is expected to be built into a shopping center called The Crossings at South Fayette with Aldi’s becoming the anchor tenant, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. A bank, restaurant, drive-thru coffee and other businesses also might move into the proposed shopping center, the newspaper reported. The Bridgeville Fuel Stop gas station next to McDonald’s would be demolished to build an entrance to the shopping center that connects to the Route 50 and Washington Pike intersection. Two other entrances would be built on Daniell Drive near the GetGo gas station. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The developer that bought the former Mayview State Hospital property is asking South Fayette Township officials to allow it to perform surface mining to remove coal.
The developer that bought the former Mayview State Hospital site three years ago is asking South Fayette Township officials to allow it do a “full-scale mining operation” on the property to remove coal. Aloe Brothers LLC, which in 2010 bought the former state hospital property in South Fayette, wants to conduct surface mining on the land to retrieve coal 40 feet beneath the ground. Dennis Regan, who is Aloe’s project manager, claimed that the coal removal is mainly to stabilize the ground to begin developing the property. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, there is a coal mine located beneath the property that was used to heat the hospital buildings, but it was abandoned in the 1960s. The newspaper also reported that the state …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Have you seen this missing Jack Russell Terrier?
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- Mike Jones
Sunday, January 6
Have you seen this missing Jack Russell Terrier named Patch? This 10-year-old dog went missing from his owner’s home near County Line Road in South Fayette on Jan. 1 and hasn’t been seen since. His owner, Michelle, said they let him outside and he apparently smelled an animal and followed the scent. She said he was also apparently bothered by fireworks in the area on New Year’s Eve. “We thought he’d come back,” Michelle said. “He usually does.” Patch is wearing a purple collar, but does not have tags. Anyone with information on Patch is asked to call Michelle at 412-969-3103. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Try this easy and tasty chili slow cooker recipe that is perfect for these cold and rainy fall days.
The annual Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary’s Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Sunday, so what better recipe to enjoy on the weekend than slow cooker chili? It’s easy and will make for a tasty treat on these cold, rainy days of fall that seem to be happening more and more often. First, you want to heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir for about seven minutes until the beef is evenly browned with no longer pink and crumbly. Drain and discard any excess grease in the pan. Combine the ground beef, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low Heat for 10 hours, or High Heat for…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Learn why this new gourmet burger joint at the Bursca Shopping Center in South Fayette is attracting a crowd.
A new gourmet burger joint in nearby South Fayette is attracting quite a crowd. Bubba’s Gourmet Burghers opened last month and instantly transformed the Bursca Shopping Center into a bustling stop for customers. Bubba Snider, a popular morning radio host on 100.7 FM, opened the restaurant to give people a good burger along the prime commercial spot along Washington Pike. “I’m not about bragging, ” Snider said. “I just want you to come out and try it and judge for yourself.” He and his business partner, Ed Kelly, hope the new restaurant will be a place that attracts families, sports fans and people just looking for a great burger. “I thought South Fayette is a great opportunity to put something small in,” Snider said. “I didn’t want …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Lane closures near the Bridgeville exit will occur in each direction from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Single lane closures will occur on I-79 in the area north of the Bridgeville Interchange (Exit 54) in South Fayette Township and Bridgeville Borough on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 10-11, weather permitting. PennDOT crews will be inspecting the bridge that carries I-79 over Chartiers Creek. Lane closures will occur in each direction from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both directions will not be restricted simultaneously. Please use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Have you driven in this area? Experiencing any extra delays or not? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Demolition crews quickly razed the former Burger King fast food restaurant in South Fayette to make way for a MedExpress Urgent Care medical center.
Demolition crews quickly razed the former Burger King fast food restaurant in South Fayette to make way for a MedExpress Urgent Care medical center. Crews began demolishing the former fast-food restaurant along Washington Pike on July 16 and removed the debris in a matter of days. South Fayette Township officials said the company is now moving fast to prepare the site to begin building the 5,722-square-foot medical facility, which is twice as large as the fast food restaurant. “I expect it to move quickly because they hope to be open by the end of the year,” township engineer Mike Benton said of the construction timeline. “They’re not messing around.” Benton said there will only be minor tweaks to the location’s entrance off Washington …
Not everyone is happy about a traffic light being added to the widening project in South Fayette.
PennDOT plans to widen Washington Pike at the intersection with Bursca Business Park, although the project and installation of a traffic light have some residents concerned. The reconstruction project of the bridge that takes traffic over Coal Run in South Fayette is expected to begin next spring and will allow crews to also install turning lanes into and out of the office park near Sudsy's. Jason Zang, who is PennDOT’s project manager for the bridge construction, said the span is a “safety concern” and needs to be replaced and widened to better accommodate traffic and pedestrians. The project will be finished in fall 2013, but traffic will still be able pass through the area. Jeff Hans, who is the with the construction contractor CHA, …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Demolition efforts, visible from the adjacent street, continue on the property of the former state hospital.
Mayview State Hospital closed at the end of 2008, ending its 115 years as an institution for the mentally ill on its grounds in South Fayette and Upper St. Clair townships. It was the last such facility in Allegheny County. Many of the buildings are so close to Mayview Road that passing motorists can’t help but see their deteriorating condition, or the vegetation that has been overwhelming the property. They also have noticed that some of the structures now lie in rubble, victims of the proverbial wrecking ball. The state sold the property in 2010, and the owners are in the process of methodically removing what remains of the hospital’s 39 buildings, to make way for a new business park. The hospital, originally called Marshalsea, opened in…
Friday, March 9, 2012
The stoppages will last for 15 minutes or less.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Traffic in both directions on Interstate 79 in South Fayette Township will be stopped intermittently on Saturday morning, March 10, weather permitting. Brief stoppages of 15 minutes or less will occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday in the area between Exit 54 (Bridgeville) and Exit 48 (Southpointe), according to PennDOT. Crews from Metropolitan Communications Group will be performing cable work above I-79. For more information on the work contact Metropolitan Communications Group at 610-696-6910. Motorists should use caution, slow down and expect to stop when traveling on I-79 through the area. You can keep an eye on traffic incidents and delays on the Patch Traffic page. Will these possible stoppages affect your Saturday morning …