North Hills Village

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North Hills Village
LocationRoss Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania,  United States
Opening date1957
OwnerJ.J. Gumberg Co.
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area616,460 square feet (60,000 m2)
No. of floors1
Public transit accessBus transport Port Authority bus: 2

North Hills Village is a retail complex on McKnight Road in Ross Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, owned by J.J. Gumberg Co. since 1986.[1][2] It was opened as a strip mall in 1957, with Gimbels as its center piece anchor tenant. It was enclosed in 1976 before reverting to a strip mall in 1996.[3][4]

In 1984, Gimbels department store, which had been in the complex for 27 years and was the largest store there, announced it would move into Ross Park Mall, then under construction, when its lease expired in 1986.[5][6] Merchants expressed confidence that the mall would survive the loss although it might become a discount mall.[6] It was confirmed in July 1987 that it would become a "value-orientated center" with four anchor stores: Burlington Coat Factory, Hills Department Stores, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.[7]

In 1996, renovation began on the south end of the mall to return it to a strip mall with large speciality stores that had entrances that opened directly onto the parking lot while the northern end of the mall was to remain enclosed;[4] the mall would then have a total of 490,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of retail space.[4] Further work took place to return the mall to a strip mall in 2005 with the mall's center court becoming part of a larger Burlington Coat Factory store.[1] The size of the mall was then 616,460 square feet (57,271 m2) of gross leasable area with the anchor stores being Burlington Coat Factory, Kohl's, Shop 'n Save, Best Buy and Staples.[1] Other stores in the mall included Taco Bell, Applebee's, Duro Cleaners and Millennium Oriental Buffet and 10 smaller stores.[1] A new 125,000-square-foot (11,600 m2) Target store was built in 2006 on the site vacated by Burlington Coat Factory.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rittmeyer, Brian C. (February 17, 2005). "North Hills Village returning to form". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
  2. ^ a b Barnes, Jonathan (February 23, 2006). "Village Target set to open in October". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 72. Retrieved 2009-01-10. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "North Hills Village Mall enters final redevelopment phase". Pittsburgh Business Times. American City Business Journals, Inc. May 14, 1998. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  4. ^ a b c Belser, Ann (October 16, 1996). "North Hills Village: Back to the future". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. pp. N-3. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved 2009-01-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ Zellner, Wendy (December 15, 1984). "Gimbels to open store in new Ross Park Mall". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2009-01-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ a b Guydon, Linda (January 3, 1985). "North Hall Village: A discount mall?". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2009-01-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ "North Hills Village taking on new image". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. July 16, 1987. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2009-01-10. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Coordinates: 40°31′30″N 80°00′24″W / 40.52505°N 80.00656°W / 40.52505; -80.00656