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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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Mary Dunton McGrath December 13, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I would LOVE to have a Rainforest Cafe nearby!
Consumer Beware December 13, 2012 at 02:12 PM
This is perfect timing for Cracker Barrel to finally make their presence known in the North Hills. it would do a terrific business and there is a definite need for more family style restaurants.
Pghwa22 December 13, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Maggiano's Little Italy Brio Tuscan Grille Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Seasons 52 Fogo de Chao Smith & Wollensky Champps Americana
DreamWeaver December 13, 2012 at 05:02 PM
How about an Earl of Sandwhich.....
debra December 13, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Pf changs!
Marlene Woods December 13, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We would like to see a RUBY TUESDAY RESTAURANT and also a STEAK & SHAKE. In our travels, we always find these two eateries very popular. Why the North Hills has not had one of these or both is beyond me. Thank You for asking, Hope to see them here in the near future.
Jane Anzaldi December 14, 2012 at 02:04 AM
CALA LILY CAFE
Scott Baret December 14, 2012 at 02:32 AM
I have no strong opinion on these three restaurants at this time. They are not chains I would personally have lured to the development although I am happy to see restaurants of any sort come to a corridor lacking options.
Jennifer Snyder December 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Cracker Barrel and Rainforest Cafe would be awesome!
Vikki January 11, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Red Robin Ruby Tuesday King's (and you can get rid of iHop!) Golden Corral McCormick and Schmick's A large but good quality Chinese BUFFET!
BRIANNA March 17, 2013 at 06:07 AM
Steak & shAke and KINGS and OLD COUNTRY BUFFET!!!! BENIHANAS!!!!!!
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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