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Real estate notes: New restaurant for SouthSide Works

| Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

• Another new restaurant, this one with a nautical theme, will be coming to the SouthSide Works on the South Side. Miller's Pittsburgh Ale House Restaurant will seek Pittsburgh Planning Commission approval to build a 12,000-square-foot building, on South Water Street, opposite the Hofbrauhaus, facing the bicycle trail and the Monongehela River. A hearing may be held Tuesday March 19. The restaurant, which could be the first of three or four in this region, will have a lower level terrace with patio seating and firepits. It will have its own kitchen and bar area. Above it will be the main level, containing a Florida Room where the glass windows open to provide a sense of outdoor seating.

• Creps United Publictions will rebuild its plant in the 197-acre Windy Ridge Business and Technology Park, in Indiana, Pa.,(141 acres developable) and the plant's size could be about 82,000 square feet. Creps hopes to award construction contracts Wednesday with the major grading to be completed by April 23 and the underground utilities installed by May or early June. Footers are to be installed about April 24 and the first printer/press delivered July 8 with a late summer or early fall opening. Creps hopes to bring back its employees with a phased rehiring as new presses are installed, said Byron G. Stauffer Jr., executive director, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development.

• Allegheny Country Club will ask the Sewickley Heights Historical Architectural Review Board for approval of its plan to remove a deteriorated rear terrace of the club house and replace it with a new terrace similar to that of the present club house. The public hearing, scheduled Monday, starting at 4:15 p.m., will also include a proposal from Andrew and Andrea Bergdoll to install six-foot high fencing to create four animal pens, each with a wooden animal shelter at their property,502 Spanish Tract Road. They also are requesting the removal of evergreen trees and installation of a fruit orchard at their residence. The hearings are at the borough hall, 238 Country Club Rd., Sewickley Heights.

• South Fayette Township Commissioners will review about seven applications from Bridgeville Realty Partners over the zoning classification of its proposed shopping center, called Crossings at South Fayette, Wednesday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the township building, 515 Millers Run Rd., Morgan. One major change will be to classify the entire complex as a shopping center instead of just half. The complex, which will include about three buildings with multiple tenants, is located at 3039 Washington Pike. Also being consider is an ordinace establishing the height of buildings on the flight-path to Pittsburgh International Airport.

• With Spring approaching, two new painting services are available in the area. There is 1-800-WOW 1Day Painting, a new house painting service, owned by Sewickley businessmen Jame P. Bouchard, Dave Luptak and franchise general manager Frank Persuit. It guarantees one-day completion of painting both interior and exterior surfaces. The service, developed by Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of 1-800-Got-Junk, guarantees an environmentally friendly but fast service.The other is Student Painters, operated by a Indiana University of Pennsylvania sophmore, Sean Smith, who is the Pittsburgh/Fox Chapel area branch manager.

• Nicholson Construction of Pittsburgh has been awarded the contract for geotechnical work for the new Children's Pavillion at Children's Hospital of Richmond, at the Virginia Commonwealth University by Skanska Building, USA. The $168 million, 640,000-square-foot facility will house 72 exam rooms, a surgical area with two operating rooms, and two procedure rooms, areas for diagnostic testing, imaging and laboratory services. Construction includes an attached parking garage with more than 600 spaces. Nicholson will provide extensive shoring and underpinning for the hospital.

• Westarm Physical Therapy of Lower Burrell, has opened its newest facility at 111 Sherman Ave., near the Vandergrift Bridge, in Vandergrift. Brian Jacob, president, said the facility, that offers aquatic therapy, was opened following the closing by the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital of its pool.

• Ron Croushore, owner and CEO of Prudential Preferred Realty in Pittsburgh, is the 2013 first vice president of the Pennsylvnia Association of Realtors. He also serves on the Pennsylvania Housing Fiance Agency board of directors.

Sam Spatter is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7843 or sspatter@tribweb.com.

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