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McCandless Crossing Update: Three Restaurants Signed, Second Hotel Possible

Phase Four of the development is on the east side of McKnight Road between Duncan Avenue and Cumberland Road.

Three chain restaurants have signed agreements to build in the final phase of McCandless Crossing.

"The three restaurants which have signed are Bonefish GrilleLonghorn Steakhouse, and Carrabbas," said Bruce Betty, McCandless Land Use Administrator. "They're planning five restaurants total along that stretch of McKnight Road."

Betty said construction could begin late in 2013.

Betty said there is also talk of a short stay hotel, adjacent to the 12 screen Cinimark Movie theater, but the hotel industry wants to gauge the success of the Home 2 Suites by Hitlon, under construction, next to LA Fitness, before deciding on a second hotel.

There are two open slots for restaurants in McCandless Crossing. Which ones would you like to see built there? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Sue LeDonne March 29, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Interesting viewing the comments. Bonefish Grille is super restaurant. We can't lose with this one. I thought I recalled "First Watch", which is located in Cranberry was to be added to the mix. I wonder what happened. I'm thinking perhaps Panera nixed that addition.
Zach April 20, 2013 at 04:04 PM
The north hills has an abundance of chain restaurants. The last thing we need is another chain. The space should be utilized for more unique local restaurants similar to what is happening in Lawrenceville, East End and the Strip.
James April 20, 2013 at 06:27 PM
iI agree with Zach local restaurants have homemade food and soups.
James April 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM
They have great restaurants down the strip.
Jeremiah Sullivan April 26, 2013 at 08:43 PM
I heard that Michael Symon is expanding his chain of B-Spots to Pittsburgh. This would be the perfect place and it is a small-business chain.

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