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Noodles & Company Coming to Cranberry Crossroads

The fast casual chain also has a location in Pittsburgh’s Market Square.

A new tenant will be j and shopping plaza currently under construction along Route 228.

Noodles & Company has leased a spot in the retail building located in front of the separate two-story Dick’s Sporting Goods building, according to Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of community development.

A fast casual chain specializing in noodle dishes from Thailand to Italy, Noodles & Company also has locations in Market Square in Pittsburgh and on Forbes Avenue in Oakland. The restaurant also serves sandwiches, soups and salads.

According to the company website, founder Aaron Kennedy opened his first Noodles & Company restaurant in Cherry Creek, Colo. in 1995. There are now hundreds of Noodles locations around U.S.

As for the globally-inspired menu, it includes noodles from three cuisines—Asian, Mediterranean and American. Some of the featured items are Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, Pad Thai and Pesto Cavatappi.

And there’s beer.

Noodles & Company serves beer and wine at most locations, according to the company website.

“The selection and availability varies for each restaurant, because our general managers get to select the brands they think our guests will like best,” a description on the company site said.

Henshaw said the Cranberry Crossroads complex is expected to be open by early November, just before the start of the holiday shopping season.

In addition to Noodles & Company, Dick’s Sporting Goods and La-Z-Boy, a Men’s Wearhouse is slated for the complex. A Getgo gas station and convenience store also is under construction at the space.

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.

What do you think? Are you excited for Noodles opening in Cranberry? What other restaurants would you like to see in the area?

Mary August 28, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Yep! I'm always happy to see new stuff coming in!! Hopefully they can do something about the traffic on 228 which is always a concern and getting worse by the day!
Jennifer August 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Sounds like a good place! Would also love to see a Green Peppers come to the area!
marcie August 28, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Love to hear Noodle Company is coming in to Cranberry, Go to the one at Forbes all the time. Would love to see a Home Goods come to Cranberry to.
Art Wegweiser August 29, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Sounds fine if and when PennDot ever finishes the disaster they have been working on for months and months. Could have built an Interstate to Canada in the outrageous time they have been messing with this on Rt 19.
SH August 30, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Adding to the 228 mess, wait until North Catholic opens. Is there any plan to widen 228 between Franklin Rd and Giant Eagle? If not, gridlock will ensue at the Franklin/228 intersection. The swath of land that was cut out parallel to Mars Criders Rd to link the road to Mars Rd (the road that runs behind Target) is not the answer. Oh, and regarding developments, what is going on with the Summit at Cranberry Woods? The Hilton Garden Inn is done, but the built-up plateau of land that it sits on facing Red Robin looks very unstable. Where are the restaurants that were supposed to go in? Where is the Homewood Suites? I hope this isn't another situation where a developer razed trees and then abandoned the site. Don Rodgers should have stuck with the original lifestyle center plan. We still have no decent movie theater or concentrated retail. While progress in Cranberry/Mars is good to see, I fear that there's no master plan for the corridor. It's all hodge-podge development, with no focused approach to infrastructure because PennDOT is too backward thinking to realize that investing in infrastructure and advocating a business-friendly mindset will bring in business which will in turn draw tax revenue. They killed the Simon mall project at 228/79; that could have been a big boon for the area.
Nicholas October 07, 2012 at 02:47 AM
you have cranberry Cinemas which is a lovely theater one that I work at.
crazyberrytwp 31 October 24, 2012 at 09:13 PM
How about we go back to whenever I was growing up here. we had farms and a beautiful rural area. No crazy traffic and no crazy people either.
Mimi Smith October 25, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I think everyone is right in their comments-- shopping centers here are not very accommodating with convenient in and out entrances/exits. I've never seen so many business/restaurants just placed in locations where "you can't get there from here"!!!! Who is planning this place anyway???? Please stop the tanning salons, nail places, fast-food restaurants, appliance stores, sporting goods stores, restaurants that are very inconsistent with the quality of their food; we need more upper class restaurants and decent shopping (ever try and find a nice dress around here???)--sorry Shops of Cranberry, you are just to limited in selection. We need a HOME GOODS desperately. Going back to years ago just isn't going to happen (this is what "progress" looks like), but some seriously better planning and plenty of road improvements could make life a little easier for everyone. Maybe we just need some more women on the planning commission--huh?
comp October 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Really? We need a home goods? You say we need more higher class eating and better shopping but we desperately need a discount houseware chain? if you want high class then maybe a williams sonoma or a pottery barn
Joseph Pacella December 25, 2012 at 03:10 AM
WORST PLACE IN CRANBERRY!!! I will not return. They were out of ingredients and did not say anything just sent it out with out them. And it was burnt! The manager did not even care and just rolled his eyes at me when I said anything then he walked away. He did not even offer to make a new one!!! BEWARE!!!!

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