Emiliano’s Mexican Grill Grand Opening

September 6th, 2017

Tony LaRussa



Work is nearing completion for the Sept. 4 grand opening of a new Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar in the McCandless Crossing shopping center.

The restaurant will be located on the west side of the shopping center in front of the Lowe’s home improvement store.

The locally owned restaurant chain, which focuses on Mexican fare at moderate prices, has locations in Pittsburgh’s South Side, Cranberry and the Richland Mall.

The company previously operated an Emiliano’s in McIntyre Square in McCandless, but it was closed in March 2013 after Giant Eagle Inc. purchased the property.

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On the Road 2017: Johnston County

July 3rd, 2017

By: Dan Headrick

News & Observor

…Kevin Dougherty is a patient man. Back in 2005, he saw a development opportunity in Johnston County, so he bought a small piece of property along I-95. “Then the recession hit, so we sat it out,” he says. “I was initially interested in 10 acres. Then we went on the hunt for good dirt. Then it went up to 90 acres. Now it’s 245 acres.”

And soon, it will be Eastfield, a proposed regional, mixed-use development at I-95, N.C. 42 (which is soon to be called I-42) and U.S. 70-A that will feature retail, medical, professional offices, hotels, senior living and residential, and potentially, light industrial activity. “We’re still in the land-assembly phase and actually looking at making it a little larger,” Dougherty says.

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McCandless Senior Living Approved for Construction

June 6th, 2017

By: Tony LaRussa


A new, 172-unit senior citizen residence in McCandless has been approved for construction by town council.

McCandless Senior Living will be located on a 10-acre parcel adjacent to LA Fitness in the McCandless Crossing shopping center on McKnight Road.

The four-story, 200,00-square-foot building will contain a mix of 80 independent living apartments, 60 assisted living units and 32 memory care rooms, said Bruce Betty, McCandless’ planning and land use administrator.

The developer, CA Senior Living Holdings LLC of Chicago originally proposed a 100-unit rehabilitation facility on the site, Betty said.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel – Now Open!

May 18th, 2017

by: Theodore Koumelis

Travel Daily News


PITTSBURGH, PA – The 109-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is scheduled to open today, May 16, 2017 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting decor. Located at 901 Providence Boulevard, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North/McCandless will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by McSleep LLC of Selma, North Carolina and managed by Prospera Hospitality Services of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

Mathnasium to Open May 1

April 28th, 2017

AdVenture Development is pleased to announce that Mathnasium The Math Learning Center is scheduled to open on May 1 in McCandless Crossing.  Mathnasium is located at 9024 St. Simon Way near Lowe’s between Nail Studio II and Geico.  Mathnasium is an educational center that focuses on helping children succeed in math.  Mathnasium also offers SAT/ACT prep help.  Learn more about Mathnasium’s unique approach to teaching math at http://www.mathnasium.com/mccandless.  Mathnasium will be a great addition to the McCandless Crossing community.

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Hotel Progress Update: Fairfield Inn & Suites

April 14th, 2017

Coming Soon!

The new Fairfield Inn & Suites’ signs are up!  Progress is being made every day and the hotel will soon be open at McCandless Crossing.  For information on employment and other questions, please call 412-227-9600 or email fairfieldpittsburghmccandless@gmail.com.

Quest Diagnostics is Now Open

February 27th, 2017

QuestAdVenture Development is pleased to announce that Quest Diagnostics is now open at McCandless Crossing! Read the rest of this entry »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Update

February 13th, 2017

The Fairfield Inn & Suites at McCandless Crossing is under construction and slated to open this spring! Here are some pictures that show the progress being made, and a shot of the view from the sixth floor! 20170116_111425 Read the rest of this entry »

Five Reasons I’m Encouraged About the Research Triangle Region’s Future

January 13th, 2017

By: Chris Johnson

News & Observer


Last year, the world said goodbye to a long list of entertainment icons, Britons opted to leave the European Union and an alarmingly caustic tone crept into our own national politics.

Closer to home, a deadly hurricane and massive forest fire punished North Carolina’s landscape. HB2 made the state’s economy ground zero in the latest culture wars. The social legislation complicated the richly competitive process by which urban destinations like Durham and Raleigh vie for Knowledge Age companies and workers.

Still, there is much to be optimistic about regarding the long-term direction of the Research Triangle region in 2017 and beyond. Here are five reasons I am hopeful about our future:

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McCandless Crossing Shopping Center Near Capacity…

November 22nd, 2016

by: Tony LaRussa

Trib Live

Except for a few storefronts and a parcel of undeveloped land, the sprawling McCandless Crossing shopping center along McKnight Road is near capacity, according to the project’s developer.

The latest addition to the mixed-use complex in McCandless — Paint Monkey, which features painting classes and parties — opened earlier this month, said Anna Dougherty, spokeswoman for AdVenture Development, based in Selma, N.C.

In October, a Texas Roadhouse steakhouse opened along with the independently owned Rue Boutique, which sells apparel for men and women, beauty products and home furnishings. Since the spring, a Deer Creek Winery outlet, the Gifted Hands Gift Shop, Burgatory, Chipotle and The Joint chiropractic center have been added to the mix.

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