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Old 05-21-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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So, I heard a rumor that Bloomingdale's was coming to Monroeville Mall to the former Boscov's space. Did anyone else hear this before?

When typed into Google, this comes up:
Bloomingdales had plans to open a location in Pittsburgh in the three-story, anchor space at Monroeville Mall in the summer of 2011 however, ...

And then when I go to click on the link that shows that, I can't find that particular story anywhere.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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Hard to believe they would go East, that area is not exactly up and coming.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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Ok, here's an update with a different Google search:

On February 14, 2008, parent company Macy's, Inc. announced plans to enter the Phoenix and Pittsburgh market by 2009... Bloomingdales had plans to open a location in Pittsburgh in the three-story, 240,000-square-foot (22,000 m2) anchor space at Monroeville Mall in the summer of 2011 however, their plans were put off when Walmart Supercenter annouced plans to open a three-level Supercenter, the first multi-level Walmart Supercenter in an enclosed mall.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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It's hard to believe they considered the Monroeville Mall even before the plans for the Walmart Supercenter.

Monroeville is not a metro destination, even for shopping. It's harder to access from many metro areas.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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If Bloomingdale's came to Pittsburgh, they'd be better off at Ross Park Mall, or even South Hills Village.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Hard to believe they would go East, that area is not exactly up and coming.
Yea, it's pretty hard to understand. I drive down the Monroeville corridor and see new construction and coming-soon signs everywhere. It's almost as if all these businesses didn't even consult city-data... weird I know!

I bet they're doing something crazy like using facts and analytical measures, like population stability, population size, access highways, average income, proximity of other retail, etc, etc... what idiots!!! everyone knows they should instead be polling the feelings of city-data posters.

Just kidding with you Copanut, but seriously, I think one of those cinemark megaplex things coming to the mall.

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Monroeville is definitely undergoing some sort of renaissance.
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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I don't see a Bloomingdale's working there, and if for any wild chance they did put one there, then a serious retenanting of Monroeville Mall should be in order because the stores they have now are not representive of the upscale image Bloomingdale's brings.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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They would be well-advised to avoid Monroeville Mall, or anywhere in Monroeville. Not exactly the "upscale" market they seek.
The problem with Ross Park Mall, which would seem to be the logical location, is that there is already a Nordstrom's there, and I wonder if the space exists in the mall for another large department store.
South Hills Village would be fine, but we are stuck with plans for a Target and Dick's Sporting Goods in the old Boscov's space. Whoopee.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Just kidding with you Copanut, but seriously, .
Not a problem, . I grew up in that area, and it's sad what is happening. Monroeville was always pretty bland, and the Rte 22 Strip is, has, and will always be butt ugly. The high school has gone from a peak 750 graduation class in the mid 70's to around 300 now. Pitcairn is now a drug infested rat hole, I lived there, I know, so don't throw stats at me BrianTH. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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