TribLIVE

| Home


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Hill District grocery store receives financing

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Hill District civic organization has secured about $3 million needed to start construction of a long-anticipated grocery store, Pittsburgh officials announced on Wednesday.

The Hill House Association and Mayor Luke Ravenstahl are scheduled on Thursday to outline funding details, which include private and public money, and the construction schedule for the $11.6 million Shop 'n Save.

More than $2.5 million in public money and property is already committed to the project.

“The neighborhood is getting a grocery store, residents will have access to fresh food, and it is really a great day for residents,” said Ravenstahl spokeswoman Joanna Doven. “Construction is imminent.”

Cheryl Hall-Russell, executive director of the Hill House Association, declined comment, but said she would answer all questions on Thursday.

The organization, which anticipates a late spring or early summer opening, announced last month that it received an $800,000 federal grant for the store.

Critics said the money would be better spent developing new housing, which would build a customer base.

Known as the Centre Heldman Plaza on Centre Avenue, the project includes a 30,410-square-foot grocery store with 6,793 square feet of additional retail space.

Residents and officials have worked since at least 2001 to make the store a reality.

Bob Bauder is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-765-2312 or bbauder@tribweb.com.

 

 

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.
 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Starkey: Tomlin/Colbert drafts deserve another look
  2. Alle-Kiski roundup: Riverview earns 4th victory
  3. Man dies following jump from bridge in Manor
  4. ‘Kill for Thrill’ perps longest on Pa. death row
  5. Patients unsettled as Highmark contract with UPMC ends
  6. New Pitt coach Narduzzi walks in his father’s shoes
  7. Hobbled Penguins go quietly in loss to Capitals
  8. Orpik, Niskanen greeted warmly by Penguins fans
  9. Steelers-Bengals rivalry typically heats up when December arrives
  10. Mayor to discuss security changes following brawl at Monroeville Mall
  11. Pittsburgh force sends 9 to funeral of New York police Officer Ramos