Robinson Town Centre

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Robinson Town Centre
Location Robinson Twp., Pa.
Opening date 1989
Developer Zamagias Properties, Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, Forest City Enterprises
Management Forest City Enterprises
Owner Forest City Enterprises
No. of stores and services over 60
No. of floors 1
Website Robinson Town Centre

Robinson Town Centre is an expansive, open-air power center located near The Mall at Robinson in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania. Announced on June 28, 1987 and completed in 1988, it is situated nearly 15 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh along Interstate 376 (Parkway West) and Route 60. Robinson Town Centre spurred development of the shopping districts in the western hills of Allegheny County. The mall and town center serve as the main shopping district for residents of Pittsburgh's Airport Area.

Both The Mall at Robinson and Robinson Town Centre are owned by Forest City Enterprises of Cleveland, Ohio.[1]

Other developments include The Mall at Robinson, The Pointe at North Fayette, Robinson Crossroads and the Super Kmart Center (now closed as of July 2013) and development in Moon Township.

Robinson Town Centre was built in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Its first tenants included a Hills discount store, Children's Palace toy store, a Dahlkemper's catalog showroom, Sears appliances, Phar-Mor drug/discount store, Pappan's Family Restaurant, Sun TV, OfficeMax, among other small retail stores. Marshalls, JoAnn Fabrics, and TJ Maxx are among the original tenants to still exist at the centre.

This development also made way for the first IKEA store within a six-hour distance.

Other tenants today include Ichiban Hibachi, Tuxedo Junction, and the United States Post Office of Robinson and others.

In the news[edit]

On April 28, 2000, racially motivated spree killer Richard Baumhammers killed two Asian-American restaurant workers at the Ya Fei Chinese Cuisine in Robinson Towne Centre during a shooting spree that left five individuals dead and one paralyzed.

Robinson Town Centre was in the news in 2007 as the Port Authority of Allegheny County discussed its proposed budget and service cuts. A major route, 25D, that served the Robinson Town Centre was scheduled to be discontinued on June 17 of that year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.forestcity.net/PROPERTIES/plaza-at-robinson-town-centre.asp
  2. ^ Port Authority riders face reality of transit cuts - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°27′15″N 80°09′54″W / 40.4541°N 80.1651°W / 40.4541; -80.1651