If it rains, Santa, the band Endeavor, Officer Metzger and K9 Officer Joy, and the Fill That Truck Holiday Toy Drive will be in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is located directly behind Cinemark.
By: Todd Pifer
McCandless Crossing was conceived with the idea that a large vacant piece of land could become a vital community center adjacent to UPMC Passavant Hospital and LaRoche College in the picturesque North Hills of Pittsburgh. Today, McCandless Crossing is a 1M+ square foot mixed use campus with a Town Center and retail, office, entertainment and residential facilities. Perched proudly atop the valley, the 109-room Fairfield Inn & Suites has become a second home to frequent business travelers, a place to welcome international travelers, and a comfortable resting stop in the reenergized North Hills.
Prospera Hospitality and AdVenture Realty came together to make the vision for the Fairfield Inn & Suites McCandless Crossing a reality. From the start, one of the most important amenities we identified as critical to guest satisfaction was high performance Wi-Fi. Today, great Wi-Fi is more important to our guests than a hot shower, so it was critical that we had a powerful network that would delight guests with great service and make it easy for us to deliver world-class connectivity every day.
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McCandless Crossing is pleased to announce the first Riverstone Books Authors Night featuring 3-time novelist Hope Toler Dougherty and her current release, Rescued Hearts, on Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8pm.
Riverstone Books is located on McKnight Road in the North Hills at McCandless Crossing (next to Panera). Riverstone Books is a “great new addition to McCandless Crossing and the Pittsburgh area,” says Mark McDonnell of AdVenture Development, project developer for McCandless Crossing. Riverstone Books is a full service, independent bookstore featuring best sellers, fiction and non-fiction, mystery, a spacious children’s section and a selection of local authors and books about Pittsburgh and heroes and history.
Hope Toler Dougherty is a North Carolina native, but enjoyed fourteen (14) years in Pittsburgh (Gibsonia) with her husband and four children. She is a “die-hard Steelers fan” and is committed to libraries, literacy, and learning. Her second novel, Mars…With Venus Rising, is set in Mars, Pennsylvania. Hope will be signing books from 6-8pm and speaking at 6:30.
PITTSBURGH, PA. – Oct. 26, 2017 – Steinway and Sons Pianos has returned to Pittsburgh with the Grand Opening of Fort Pitt Piano Company in McCandless Crossing (McKnight Road). Handmade in the USA, Steinway pianos are represented at many Universities worldwide, including Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne Universities. Additionally, 97% of concert soloists chose to play on a Steinway piano vs. all other brands.
Fort Pitt Piano Company has been selected as the exclusive retailer for Steinway and Sons in Western Pennsylvania. Fort Pitt Piano Company has been designated a Steinway and Sons Premier Dealer and will offer the full family of Steinway and Sons pianos including Steinway, Boston and Essex.
In conjunction with Fort Pitt Piano Company’s Grand Opening, Steinway will be offering a special on site “In-Store Selection.” Steinway has sent six Model B pianos from their New York factory that can be compared by players and institutions. This Selection is typically offered only at Steinway’s facility.
Fort Pitt Piano Company will be opening its doors November 1, 2017. They will be holding their Grand Opening Sale Wednesday, November 8th through Sunday, November 12th. Steinway will also be offering special financing, incentives and pricing for the Grand Opening of Fort Pitt Piano Company.
“The opportunity to return the iconic Steinway and Sons pianos to Western Pennsylvania was the chance of a lifetime,” said Fort Pitt Piano Company Owner, Joe Ravita, Jr. “My family has served the Pittsburgh piano market since the 1970s and we are excited to offer the highest quality family of pianos in the world.” Ravita, Jr. also owns Empire Music in Mt. Lebanon, which has been a choice for high-end guitar buyers since its inception in 2002.
Managing the location will be Joe Ravita, Sr. First selling Steinway and Son’s pianos in the early 70s through the Joseph Horne Company, Ravita Sr. eventually went on to own his retail piano company then to manage Piano and Organ Distributors in North Carolina. The father and son team will aim to continue their commitment to providing the highest quality instruments, customer service and customer experience with Fort Pitt Piano Company.
The Steinway Family of Brands offers piano enthusiasts world-class designs in all of their offerings. From the hand-built Steinway models, performance quality Boston Pianos and high-quality production Essex models, musicians of all levels can enjoy Steinway design and construction.
Fort Pitt Piano Company will also be offering a fine selection of pre-owned pianos.
For more information, please contact Fort Pitt Piano Company at 412-369-7100 or visit them online at fortpittpianoco.com
Pet Valu is hiring! Stop by the store to apply, or call 412-366-2691 for more info!
The Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites of McCandless Crossing, along with Prospera Hospitality, is pleased to announce an “International Initiative” for welcoming international guests available now at the new 109 room Fairfield Inn & Suites in the Town of McCandless.
As part of her internship with Fairfield Inn developer AdVenture Development, Larissa Obst, a translation and interpretation student at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, spent 3 days translating information to benefit our international guests.
McCandless Crossing is a large, mixed-use development in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. This initiative is an important service to provide the community because of the large international presence in the North Hills. LaRoche College, located immediately adjacent to the hotel and McCandless Crossing, has a substantial international program and student population.
New Independent Bookstore, Riverstone Books, Opens in McCandless
Hampton Native Brings Books Back to the North Hills
October 5, 2017 – Pittsburgh – A new independent bookstore will open at McCandless Crossing in the North Hills next week. Riverstone Books will have its grand opening on Thursday, October 12, 2017, bringing a full-service, independent bookstore to the area for the first time in a decade. Owned and operated by Hampton-resident Barbara Jeremiah, Riverstone Books will feature a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, a spacious children’s section, and a selection of local authors and books about Pittsburgh.
“Independent bookstores are thriving in communities across the country, and as a lifelong resident of the North Hills, I knew we could support a bookstore here. In addition to connecting readers with the books they love, I’m really looking forward to hosting authors for readings and pop-up events to feature other independent Pittsburgh businesses,” said Ms. Jeremiah.
“McCandless Crossing is very pleased and excited to welcome Riverstone Books to the project. Independent bookstores are a vital part of a community. It was evident to us as we developed McCandless Crossing that the community had a strong commitment to education and reading, as evidenced by the several libraries and colleges in the area. I know Riverstone Books will be an excellent addition to the Town of McCandless and the greater North Hills area,” said Kevin Dougherty, Adventure Developmen
t principal and developer of McCandless Crossing.
McCandless Crossing, a 1,200,000 square feet mixed use development, is located at the intersection of McKnight Road and Duncan Avenue in McCandless Township. McCandless Crossing is located approximately two miles north of Ross Park Mall on McKnight Road and is immediately adjacent to UPMC Passavant Hospital.
McCandless Crossing is pleased to announce a new tenant at the 135 acre mixed-use development in the Town of McCandless. Fort Pitt Piano Company will open a 3,400+/- square foot store in the Town Center portion of the project. They will be located adjacent to Chipotle and across from Old Navy.
Fort Pitt Piano Company will focus primarily on the sale of pianos and plans to offer instruction on-site with on-site instructors. The space will feature a performance stage along with four (4) instructor studios.
Fort Pitt Piano Company is owned by Pittsburgh native Joe Ravita. Joe also owns Empire Music in Mt. Lebanon and has been in the music business in the Pittsburgh area for 15 years. The “Fort Pitt Piano Company will feature the iconic Steinway Pianos, Boston Pianos and Essex Pianos according to Joe Ravita. “Pittsburgh is a market that is tremendously supportive of the music world and being centrally located at McCandless Crossing will make it easy to serve the North Hills as well as the Greater Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.”
Fort Pitt Piano Company is under construction and will be open October 2, 2017. McCandless Crossing is looking forward to the “joyful noise” of the Christmas season and welcoming Fort Pitt Piano Company.
By: Julie Moran Alterio
American Booksellers Association
Barbara Jeremiah has spent a career in corporate boardrooms, but she’s always felt at home among bookshelves. In 2012, that feeling moved her to join with a friend to buy Undercover Books in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she lives part of the year.
Barbara Jeremiah holds a copy of a Louise Penny novel, the first title to arrive at her new store, Riverstone Books in Pittsburgh.It’s also what’s inspired her to start up Pittsburgh’s newest independent bookstore, Riverstone Books, which is set to open in October in a massive “town center” development in the northern corner of the city.
“My husband and I always want to live someplace where there is a bookstore,” said Jeremiah, a Pittsburgh native who spent 32 years at Alcoa Inc. in legal and top executive roles. A lawyer by training and semi-retired now, Jeremiah still serves on several corporate boards.
The new store is a short hop from a former Borders site, and has at least one customer already lined up — Jeremiah’s mom. “A really underserved population with the closure of Borders are folks who can still drive, but won’t drive far. My mom is 92, but loves to read and wants to buy books,” Jeremiah said.
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