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Event venue to open in Cranberry

| Friday, May 13, 2016, 5:06 p.m.

A Utah-based company that operates banquet and special event venues across the country soon will open its first Pennsylvania location in Cranberry.

Work is expected to begin this summer on NOAH'S Event Venue in the Village of Cranberry Woods.

Township supervisors last month gave final approval for the 7,800-square foot facility.

According to Ron Henshaw, director of planning and development for the township, developers originally planned to build a 11,000-square foot restaurant on the site.

Some minor changes to the parking configuration were needed to accommodate the smaller structure, Henshaw said.

NOAH'S operates 27 event centers in 15 states, including the largest, a 32,000-square foot facility in South Jordan, Utah, where the company is based. An additional seven locations, including the one in Cranberry, are under construction or in the planning stages.

Customers will be able to rent the entire Cranberry facility, or any of four individual rooms that can be separated with movable partitions.

Plans are to include a game room with a pool table, shuffleboard, pingpong table and a high definition television with projector. An outdoor patio is also planned.

According to Kirsten Mussi, vice president of public relations for NOAH'S, construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the tentative opening is set for early 2017.

“We usually look for areas that are growing, but that also have a nice mix of business and a lot of families. That certainly seems to describe the Cranberry area,” Mussi said

Mussi said the facility will welcome corporate-type events such as business meetings and conferences, and social gatherings such as wedding receptions, reunions and private parties.

NOAH'S does not offer catering services, but customers can bring in outside caterers or provide their own food and beverages.

The Cranberry facility will include a small prep kitchen for caterers to use.

Mussi said that, once open, NOAH's probably will employ five full-time event coordinators.

Vince Townley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-772-6364 or vtownley@tribweb.com.

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