Waterworks Shopping Plaza

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Waterworks Shopping Plaza
LocationPittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°29′17″N 79°53′24″W / 40.488°N 79.89°W / 40.488; -79.89Coordinates: 40°29′17″N 79°53′24″W / 40.488°N 79.89°W / 40.488; -79.89
Opening date1982
Total retail floor area914,638 square feet (84,972.7 m2)
Public transit accessBus transport Port Authority bus: 1, 75, 91

Waterworks Shopping Mall is an outdoor super-regional shopping mall located on Freeport Road in the city limits of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The center opened in 1982, and features a gross leasable area of 914,638 square feet (84,972.7 m2). It is managed by J.J. Gumberg Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] Anchor stores include Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dunham's Sports, Giant Eagle, Marshalls, Petco, TJ Maxx, and Walmart;[1] the mall also features several smaller stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theater. Former anchor tenants include Phar-Mor, Sam Goody, Service Merchandise, and Ames (previously Hills).[2] Waterworks Shopping Plaza is home to more than 65[3] stores and services including food court such as Starbucks, Burgatory, Panera Bread, Uncle Sam's Subs, Five Guys Burgers, Aladdin's Eatery, Italian Village Pizza, Ichiban Hibachi & Sushi Bar, Mad Mex, Subway.


In April 2007, a woman and her 16-month-old baby were kidnapped at knife point in the mall. The woman was then forced to drive to Ohio, where she was repeatedly raped. As a result, the woman's family has filed a civil suit against the center's owner.[4][5][6] The lawsuit was settled on Nov. 18, 2008.[7]


  1. ^ a b J.J. Gumberg Co. Waterworks Mall
  2. ^ Retailers, consumers stock up on storage items
  3. ^ "Waterworks Mall - stores and services locations". www.mallsandstores.info. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. ^ Suit Filed Against Waterworks Mall Owner After Kidnapping
  5. ^ Abduction victim sues The Waterworks mall owners
  6. ^ Woman abducted at Waterworks Mall sues
  7. ^ Suit Filed Against Waterworks Mall Owner After Kidnapping

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