Murrysville's Blue Spruce Shoppes development ahead of schedule

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If construction of the Blue Spruce Shoppes in Murrysville continues ahead of schedule, students will be attending the Goddard School this fall. The building for the early childhood education center will be the first structure to be completed in the four-building, $18 million development.

"It will open late summer for back to school," said Herky Pollock, executive vice president of developer CBRE Pittsburgh.

Two months later, the building east of the school that sits next to Route 22 will open with a Starbucks coffee shop, Moe's Southwest Grill restaurant, Sports Clips salon, Subway restaurant and two other unnamed tenants.

Currently, concrete block is being placed on that structure's frame.

Next, work will begin on the project's "west" and "east" buildings, Mr. Pollock said, adding that plans for additional tenants in these buildings are still being finalized.

"The west building will open early next year. It will be home to [eateries] Burgatory, North Park Lounge, Cabana Bar and a new specialty wine and spirits store and others," he said.

According to Jim Morrison, chief administrator for Murrysville, all necessary permits and approvals have been obtained, including a highway-occupancy permit from the state. Murrysville council approved work to begin without the permit for up to 90 days in late February.

Mr. Morrison said he will continue to be involved in inspections during all phases of construction.

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Laurie Bailey, freelance writer:


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