By: Tony LaRussa
A new, 172-unit senior citizen residence in McCandless has been approved for construction by town council.
McCandless Senior Living will be located on a 10-acre parcel adjacent to LA Fitness in the McCandless Crossing shopping center on McKnight Road.
The four-story, 200,00-square-foot building will contain a mix of 80 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living units and 32 memory care rooms, said Bruce Betty, McCandless' planning and land use administrator.
The developer, CA Senior Living Holdings LLC of Chicago originally proposed a 100-unit rehabilitation facility on the site, Betty said.
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Come on out to McCandless Crossing for a fun day of shopping and mingling with adoptable pets from Animal Friends! Purchase your shopping pass for access to special deals at each of the participating businesses. Proceeds benefit Animal Friends!
Purchase your shopping pass here.
10% off your purchase
Raffle entry to win a catering sub tray
Deer Creek Winery
Raffle entry to win a $75 gift basket
Gifted Hands Gift Shop
Free store-made “puppy kisses” lip balm
10% off your purchase
Raffle entry to win a gift card
Lowe's Home Improvement
10% off your purchase
Coupon toward your purchase
Pet Valu goodie bag
RE/MAX Select Realty
Texas Roadhouse - Pittsburgh (McCandless)
Present flier on May 29 for a portion of your purchase to be donated to Animal Friends
by: Tim Schooley
Pittsburgh Business Times
The North Hills has a new hotel open and operating.
A Fairfield Inn & Suites opened Tuesday at McCandless Crossing, the mixed-use development along McKnight Road in McCandless Township.
The new 109-room hotel is six floors and includes a range of amenities such as flexible workspaces, a fully equipped fitness center, a business center and a complimentary breakfast.
The new hotel hopes to generate business and leisure guests from a nearby community that includes the rest of the McCandless Crossing facility, La Roche College and UPMC Passavant, among others.
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Shippenville, PA - Rhonda and Denis Brooks’ love of the land their family has farmed for five generations is exceeded only by their faith and love of people. Visitors to the winery and tasting rooms will now get to experience a revolutionary and intimate approach to the enjoyment of wine with their adoption of the Vinotype™ approach to determining personal wine preferences.
The new program was unveiled May 1st, 2017, at the winery and four tasting rooms after an intensive training program for their entire staff and makeover for wine presentations and signage that helps wine lovers understand more about how their unique sensory sensitivities dictate how they perceive wine flavors then guide them to the Deer Creek wines they will love the most.
The Vinotype™ system is the brainchild of Tim Hanni, Master of Wine, and based on decades of research on the factors that influence personal wine preferences. It begins with a simple set of non-wine questions, such as how you take your coffee and how much salt you like on your food, that relate to your sensitivities and tolerances for bitterness, sweetness and alcohol levels in wine. You then find out if you are a Sweet, Hypersensitive, Sensitive or Tolerant Vinotype and which of the range of Deer Creek wines you are most likely to fall in love with. Hanni is also a professionally trained chef that is trying to revise the entire idea of pairing wine and food, promoting the concept of “matching the wine to the diner, not the dinner.” This consumer-centric approach is based on principles of Flavor Balancing and now adopted by wine educational organizations and great chefs around the world.
According to Rhonda Brooks, “We attended the keynote seminar presented by Tim at the Eastern Winery Expo in March that really touched on our own values for honoring and respecting personal preferences. We are proud to be the first winery in Pennsylvania to formally adopt this approach. Our team is really enjoying the new information we are learning not only about Vinotypes™ but also how much misinformation is being disseminated about wine history, traditions and the enjoyment of wine in general.”
You can learn about your own Vinotype™ at the Deer Creek Winery website: http://www.deercreekwine.com and clicking on the “Find your Vinotype” button on the right hand side of the page. Or stop by the winery or one of the tasting room locations to experience the program first hand over a glass of delicious wine matched to your specific preferences.
About Deer Creek Winery
Located in Shippenville, PA, our land has been enjoyed by our family for 5 generations – the youngest is just starting to walk. Our winery opened in September 2009, specializing in raspberry wines and has been expanded to include a complete range of wine styles and now classic grape varieties like Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc. In addition to the main winery, Inn B&B, and events center their wines can also be sampled and purchased at their satellite tasting room in the Butler Clearview Mall, the Mall at Robinson, Hermitage Kohl’s Plaza, and McCandless Crossing.
Contact: Rhonda Brooks, Deer Creek Winery, 814-354-7392
About myVinotype and eCode.me
Launched in 2011 as a tool for consumers to learn more about their own preferences, and a smart wine recommendation platform for wine-related businesses, myVinotype assesses individual taste sensitivities and tolerances, then introduces them to wines that will appeal to their unique, personal combination of sensitivities and values. Co-founder Tim Hanni MW is an internationally renowned ‘flavor maven’ and dubbed the ‘wine anti-snob’ by the Wall Street Journal. A professionally-trained chef, he is one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine. He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators. He has been involved with wine- and food-related businesses, education and research for over thirty-five years.
Contact: Tim Hanni MW, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 6-7 is Customer Appreciation Weekend at Pet Valu!
They will be having $5.00 dog washes as well as other discounts and sales all weekend! Pet Valu will be raffling off a cat tree, cat basket, dog bed, and a dog basket. Customers will also have the chance to win a year's supply of Ultra Pet Food!
The first 50 customers on May 6th will receive their biggest goody bag giveaway yet!
Don't miss out on the fun or the savings!
We are pleased to announce that Mathnasium The Math Learning Center is coming soon to McCandless Crossing. Mathnasium will be located at 9024 St. Simon Way near Lowe’s between Nail Studio II and Geico. Mathnasium is an educational center that focuses on helping children succeed in math. Learn more about Mathnasium’s unique approach to teaching math at http://www.mathnasium.com/.
Mathnasium plans to open on Monday, May 1.
Many of you have been asking, "What's being built in front of Lowe's?" We are excited to announce that Emiliano's Mexican Restaurant & Bar will be opening soon in front of Lowe's at McCandless Crossing!
Check out this article in the Pittsburgh Business Times to learn more:
By: Tim Schooley
The family ownership of Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar is opening a new restaurant along McKnight Road at McCandless Crossing.
Benny Ulloa, owner of Emiliano’s, said the 5,200-square-foot building under construction in front of the Lowe's Home Improvement store is expected to open in late May. It's located across McKnight Road from the main McCandless Crossing town center.
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