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La-Z-Boy Among Stores Slated for Cranberry Crossroads

Commission members also get their first look at plans the 5th Avenue Fido dog kennel.

A La-Z-Boy furniture store is among the retailers planned for the Cranberry Crossroads development now under construction on Route 228.

Plans for the 12,063 square-foot store were briefly introduced Monday at the Cranberry Planning Commission's workshop meeting. Officials are expected to review the plans in more detail at their next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 4 at the

If the planning commission green lights the plans, they next would be sent to the township board of supervisors for final approval.

The La-Z-Boy store would be located to the left of the two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods, which, once built, will be the anchor to the 98,940-square-feet retail space. A GetGo gas station and convenience store and a Men’s Warehouse clothing store also are planned for the complex. 

Although La-Z-Boy closed four Pittsburgh-area stores (located in Monroeville, McMurray, McCandless and North Fayette) in 2007, Forbes Magazine named the company one of its 10 Comeback Brands of 2011. Actress Brooke Shields currently is a spokeswoman for the company and offers decorating tips, recipes and more on the La-Z-Boy website.

ECHO Realty, a Pittsburgh-based real estate and retail development company, is developing the shopping center. Pittsburgh's Elmhurst Group also is developing 90,000 square feet of business and professional office space in the same area.

Once finished, the plaza will include pedestrian and bike paths. There also are plans for a gazebo, trees, shrubs, benches and other landscaping details required by the township’s streetscape enhancement ordinance.

5th Avenue Fido

Planning commission members also got their first glimpse at plans for 5th Avenue Fido, a 9,776 square foot dog kennel.

Ron Henshaw, Cranberry's director of community development, said 5th Avenue Fido, which he described as having more amenities than the average kennel, would be located along Route 19 at the old Northgate Honda building, which has been vacant for at least six years.

“That building has been sitting empty for a long time,” he said.

5th Avenue Fido would add a small fenced-in area to the building, Henshaw said. He noted the township is pleased with plans for the kennel because the commercial location isn’t near any homes.

“No residents are affected by this, which is a fantastic thing,” he said.

Planning officials are expected to review the plan in more detail at the June 4 meeting.

SH May 31, 2012 at 02:22 PM
First a Dick's Sporting Goods store when we already have one, then a Men's Wearhouse, and now La-Z-Boy. Outstanding! Just what Cranberry needs! Gosh, stores like HomeGoods and REI would be nice, as would more restaurants and a legitimate movie theater. Oh, but one has to go to Robinson or Ohio for such amenities. If this is Cranberry's idea of progress, maybe all this development isn't such a good thing after all. More traffic on cluttered 228 for a redundant Dick's, men's clothing store from the 80's, and recliners isn't worth it. Note to developers: Please give us something that is.
Steve May 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Amen...love the movie theater comment especially
Janet Butler June 01, 2012 at 12:34 AM
YES! Cranberry definitely needs a nice movie theater!
Robert Kasperski June 01, 2012 at 08:22 PM
A movie Theater is coming to the development near the new Hilton on 228
Marion Palmieri June 02, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Enough is enough . Cranberry is getting to look like the shopping mall mecca of the West. A good movie theater would be great! And how about a good shoe store, dollar store (off 228) and maybe a KFC and Wendy's. The supervisors are bent on using up all the nice natural land anyway. Marion
LadyBlake June 04, 2012 at 06:17 PM
OMG! What is that going to do to the traffic on 228?
Steve June 06, 2012 at 05:34 AM
I had not heard about the theater by the Hilton. When is that coming?

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