Around Town: New businesses open in Chartiers Creek area

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

One Thirty-One East has opened, appropriately enough, at 131 East Main St., Carnegie. Serving American food as well as Cajun, Caribbean, French, Italian and several other food styles, including Thai and vegetarian.

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for lunch and Tuesday through Saturday from 5-10 p.m. for dinner. Call 412-276-1205 for information.

Food service honor

Tricia Wood, director of the South Fayette Township School District Food Services Department, was named Pennsylvania's 2014 Dietetic Technician of the Year.

She received her award last month at the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annual meeting. In July, she will be named the 2014 School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania's Food Service Director of the Year at the organization's annual banquet in Lancaster. This award is being presented for her department's programming for student needs, dedication to staff development, and for school and community involvement.

Chinese buffet

Also opening in the next month will be Grand China Buffet & Grill, 1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, next to Johnstonbaugh's Music.

Lunch will be available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. and dinner Monday-Thursday from 3:45-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 3:45-11 p.m. An all day dinner buffet from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. will be held on Sundays.

Senior citizens 65 and older get 10 percent off their bill. Children 4 to 10 years old will be charged 50 cents per year at lunchtime and 60 cents per year at dinner. Call 412-220-9000 for information or visit

Bob's fourth

Opening by the end of spring will be Bob's Diner on Painter's Run Road, Scott Township. Other Bob's Diner locations include Carnegie, Imperial and Kennedy Township.

New Panera Bread

Panera Bread opened with weeklong ceremonies and specials in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center, next to Advanced Auto Parts. Call 412-200-7512 for information.

Name change

Tripp's Automotive, 441 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, is now Campbell's Automotive, and offers auto repair and inspections. Call 412-564-5426 for an appointment.

Store moves

The UPS Store has moved across the parking lot in Collier Town Square, and now is next to Rite Rug Flooring and Alteration World Express. The store is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Call 412-446-2777 for details.

Board games

Isabel J. Ford is the new president of the board of directors of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall.

Other new board members include Kathleen Roman Green, Lisa Moretti, Jordan Parkerton-Gross, and Councilman Mike Sarsfield. The ACFL&MH has hired Melissa Beall as the new circulation clerk in the library and Justin Vellucci as the new music hall and rental manager. Nate Wyrick continues to be the interim library director.

Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or

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