Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Restaurant Week 'is a great opportunity to experience the diverse restaurants available in Pittsburgh. Some restaurants offer pre-fixed menus as their restaurant week special, others offer a flat discount.'
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week 2013 is underway and there are three nearby eateries taking part. Center Plate on 94 Center Church Rd. in McMurray is offering a $35 four-course fixed price meal; Bado´s Pizza Grill & Ale House of Mt. Lebanon is offering a different special each day, and Bistro 19 of Mt. Lebanon is offering a $30 three-course fixed price meal. Restaurant Week runs through Jan. 20. It's "a great opportunity to experience the diverse restaurants available in Pittsburgh. Some restaurants offer pre-fixed menus as their restaurant week special, others offer a flat discount," according to the official website. Click here for a full list of restaurants and their dining deals. Have you or will you take part in Pittsburgh Restaurant Week…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Planning commissioners approved a revised site plan.
A building addition is being planned for Bill Gray Volvo in McMurray. The Peters Township Planning Commission approved the revised site plan Thursday night. A representative for Bill Gray Volvo said a 3,500 square-foot addition is desired for the south of the exisiting building to hold the dealership's lift and vehicle servicing equipment. Customers would be able to "pull into the new building," he said. The "old area" would then become a new customer service area. The representative also said the addition would match the architecture of the existing building. The revised site plan will now be reviewed by Peters Council.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Aladdin's Eatery is opening another location on Route 19.
Aladdin’s Eatery will be opening in McMurray soon. The Lebanese/American restaurant chain is moving into the former Penny’s Diner location along Route 19. A large banner across the storefront announces that the new restaurant is “Coming Soon!” Aladdin’s full menu is also posted on the door for customers to view before it opens. The restaurant could be opening as soon as February, although company officials did not return phone message seeking comment on the expansion. Officials at Walnut Capital, which manages the storefronts across from Kmart, could not comment on when the restaurant will open. There are nearly 30 Aladdin’s restaurants across the country, with the closest to this area along Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. For more …
Friday, December 28, 2012
The store owner had a difficult time choosing the new name.
Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt is changing its name to Cowtastic. It's taken about six months of going back and forth with attorneys to find a name that wouldn't cause any legal issues, according to owner Frank Chao. Chao was forced to change the name because Moo Moo's Yogurt Bar in Greenbrier, AK claimed Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt infringed on its trademark. A customer named Betsy submitted the Cowtastic choice and won a $100 gift card to the McMurray froyo shop. "We want to thank her for coming up with the name," Chao said. The name transfer will happen during the next few weeks. The Facebook website is down as it is being changed. Other than the signage and logos, nothing else will change, according to Chao. The high quality of yogurt and customer …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here are details for those wishing to attend the annual event at the Beinhauer Funeral Home.
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes will hold its Annual Remembrance Service is approaching. The Remembrance Service is held annually for families who have lost a loved one. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The program, which is open to the public and is provided at no charge as a community service, will be held in the Beinhauer Funeral Home Community Room, according to the company's website. The Beinhauer Funeral Home is located at 2820 Washington Road, McMurray. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Lenny Radziewicz and Penny Folino's new restaurant is now open for business at 94 Center Church Road.
Since Penny’s Diner closed its doors, manager Penny Folino said she’s been inundated with emails from customers asking when she’d be bringing her culinary expertise back to the McMurray area. They missed the diner atmosphere, Folino said. The wait is now over for those customers because Folino and her boyfriend, Lenny Radziewicz, have opened a new restaurant called Center Plate—located at 94 Center Church Rd. The eatery has been open for just six days, but Folino said it has debuted to “rave reviews.” Radziewicz owns the establishment and Folino is the manager—and brings her years of cooking skills to the spot, which she describes as a “café bistro, Greek-style restaurant.” Open from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Gateway Rehab South moved a few blocks to 375 Valley Brook Rd. in McMurray.
Gateway Rehab South hasn't left Peters Township. The rehabilitation center recently moved a few blocks to a roomier facility at 375 Valley Brook Rd. "We're still here to serve," said Nancy Lewis, public relations for Gateway Rehab. "And parking is not a problem." "We love the new building. It's so bright and cheery. It's good for patients," said Sally Child, adolescent therapist and Upper St. Clair resident. The facility celebrated its grand opening Tuesday with tours, refreshments, and speaker Dr. Abraham Twerski, founder of Gateway Rehab. Twerski opened the first Gateway Rehab center in 1972 while he was serving as clinical director of St. Francis Hospital's department of psychiatry. He said there was no place in Pittsburgh to help …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Peters Township Planning Director Ed Zuk said Monday a building permit has been approved.
Many residents have been asking about a popular Mexican food chain and when it's moving into Peters Township. Peters Township Planning Director Ed Zuk said Monday a building permit for Chipotle Mexican Grill in the 3800 block of Washington Road has been approved. He confirmed in January that the restaurant would be the second tenant in the new building—along with MedExpress. Zuk said the 2,400 square-foot grill will be constructed soon. "It is my understanding work on Chipotle is starting this week," he said Monday. Do you plan on visiting this Chipotle? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The new Peters Township business opens Sunday. Another location is the South Hills is expected to open soon.
It’s trendy, it’s healthy, it’s convenient ... and it’s now open. Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt in McMurray officially opens Sunday at 11 a.m., following a soft opening held Saturday evening where community members who stopped by got to taste for free. Located in the heart of Peters Township, the new fro yo business in McMurray Towne Centre—off of Valley Brook Road—offers a simple, self-serve experience, and myriad flavors and toppings. Owner Frank Chao said he’s very excited to be open and happy to serve the public. “We’ve received a lot of phone calls,” he said. “Everyone is interested.” The atmosphere is inviting and fresh—pink, white and gray adorn the walls and décor. Chao offers yogurt flavors such as Green Tea, Mango (lactose-free), …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cadet Master Sergeant Anthony DeRubeis, of Upper St. Clair, donated his time at a McMurray elementary school.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Local Civil Air Patrol members—including an Upper St. Clair High School junior—volunteered at Bower Hill Elementary Family Fun and Fitness Night in McMurray on Feb. 24. CAP cadets and senior members from the community organized a mini boot camp designed to be both fun and educational for students. A variety of stations included landing model airplanes on a runway, physical fitness contests, drill and ceremony practice and how fast you could get a uniform on. For CAP students from Upper St. Clair and Peters, helping at Bower Hill’s Family Recreation Night has become an annual tradition. “I really enjoyed seeing all the kids who were enthusiastic to work with me and the other cadets and generally have fun,” said Cadet Master Sergeant …