Design changes delay Giant Eagle Express/GetGo project in Peters

Published Jun 17, 2013 at 11:31 am (Updated Jun 17, 2013 at 11:31 am)

After an auspicious beginning, the Giant Eagle Express/GetGo project is on hold in Peters Township.

Construction at the site, at the intersection of Route 19 and Circle Drive, halted a few weeks ago. Dick Roberts, spokesman for Giant Eagle, said that design changes by the company led to the stoppage.

“Due to modifications that are being made to our building design, construction timing has been delayed,” Roberts said in a statement. “We continue to work closely with local officials to deliver an exciting new shopping experience that best meets the needs of area shoppers.”

Roberts did not have a timetable for resumption of construction.

The project began swiftly, with the clearing of the former South Hills Ford site, followed by earth-moving and grading. Metal framework was erected for the 16 gasoline pumps that will be installed at the Get Go.

That framework, an earth-mover, a few trailers and a massive mound of earth at the front center are the only things on the site.

A car wash will accompany the GetGo gas area, both of which will be adjacent to the 14,000-square foot Express.

The store will be a smaller version of the full Giant Eagle supermarket in the township, near McMurray Road. Commonly shopped grocery items, including produce and prepared foods, will be available. The Express also will feature a pharmacy and a cafe at which beer will be served.

This will be Giant Eagle’s third Express, following the original in Harmar, Allegheny County, and one in Indiana, Pa.

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