South Hills Village

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South Hills Village
South Hills Village Mall.jpg
LocationWashington Road (U.S. 19) and Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°20′36.43″N 80°3′17.11″W / 40.3434528°N 80.0547528°W / 40.3434528; -80.0547528Coordinates: 40°20′36.43″N 80°3′17.11″W / 40.3434528°N 80.0547528°W / 40.3434528; -80.0547528
Opening dateJuly 28, 1965
DeveloperOxford Development
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services134
No. of anchor tenants4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,128,403 square feet (104,832.1 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 for the Macys and Dicks Sporting Goods/Target buildings)
Public transit accessPittsburgh Light Rail South Hills Village:
  Blue Line – South Hills Village
  Red Line – South Hills Village
Bus transport Port Authority bus: 36
Bus transport Freedom Transit bus: Metro Commuter Saturday
WebsiteSouth Hills Village

South Hills Village is a two-level shopping mall located in the Pittsburgh suburbs of Bethel Park and Upper St. Clair. It was developed by the Oxford Development Co. as the first shopping complex in Greater Pittsburgh to be built as a fully enclosed structure. The two-level complex is currently owned by Simon Property Group, who acquired it in 1997. It is anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's (formerly Horne's and Lazarus), and Target (formerly Gimbels, Kaufmann's and Boscov's) with one vacant anchor last occupied by Sears. The mall features over 134 specialty stores. The mall also houses a food court and several professional offices. South Hills Village was the largest in Greater Pittsburgh until the Monroeville Mall, also built by the Oxford Development Company, opened in 1969.

Located across the street from Macy's is the South Hills Village light rail station. This terminal opened for revenue service in July 1985.

Businesses located just outside the mall include Eat 'N Park, AMC Classic South Hills Village 10 (opened as Carmike 10 Theater), KeyBank (originally First Niagara Bank), and a Barnes & Noble Bookstore (This appears to be part of the mall, but is only accessible from outside.)

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing in June 2018 as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide. It ended up closing on September 4th, 2018.[1][2]

Of the 80+ stores and services that opened with the mall on July 28, 1965, one is still in business today: Stephens Hair Graphics.

2010s Redevelopment[edit]

North courtyard

The vacant three-story Boscov's store (formerly Gimbels and then Kaufmann's) has been converted for use by Target and Dick's Sporting Goods.[3] This allowed Target to enter Pittsburgh's South Hills market where limited land for new development had precluded a new store. It also allowed Dick's Sporting Goods to open a much larger store to replace the small location formerly on the mall periphery. Target operates on an expanded first level of the space with Dick's Sporting Goods taking the second and third floors, though the third floor is only accessible from within the Dick's Sporting Goods store.[4] Dick's Sporting Goods had its grand opening October 17, 2012 and Target opened March 6, 2013. During the redevelopment, a former elevator used to connect the 3 floors was ripped out and replaced with an elevator that only Serves the Dicks Sporting Goods levels (2-3). There is still a freight elevator that serves all 3 floors.

In September 2018, it was announced that Life Time Fitness will be opening in the former Sears location in Fall 2019.


Corridor near Macy's.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halyey Peterson (May 31, 2018). "Sears is closing 63 stores as sales tumble — here's the full list". Business Insider. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ https://patch.com/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/sears-kmart-closings-3-more-pittsburgh-area-vanishing
  3. ^ http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/business/s_653848.html
  4. ^ "Target, Dick's Coming To South Hills Village". cbslocal.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2018.