Urgent care center, grocer coming to Mt. Lebanon
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Another MedExpress urgent care center is coming to the South Hills.
The facility, set to open in mid-November, will be in the former Blue Horse Coffee shop, 1535 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon.
The clinic will treat most injuries and common cold and flu symptoms and will include on-site X-rays and a lab, said Dan Neely, area manager of business operation for MedExpress, based in Morgantown, W.Va.
The Mt. Lebanon location will include MedDispense, an on-site prescription service that will offer 50 of the most commonly prescribed medications, pre-packaged.
Between 12 to 15 people are expected to be hired for the clinic, and a physician will be on site.
The company studies traffic patterns and demographics, among other factors, to determine where to build a potential clinic.
"We try to look at the areas that are in need of urgent care, and I think that was a location that we saw a need," Mr. Neely said. "We're just very excited to open it in the area and offer additional health care in the community."
The location is three-tenths of a mile from Medi-Help, another urgent care center on Washington Road.
MedExpress also has clinics in Peters, Upper St. Clair and Canonsburg.
Only yards from the new MedExpress, the old Roth Carpet building has been torn down and a supermarket focusing on fresh, locally sourced products is set to open there next year.
The Fresh Market store will mark the North Carolina chain's first location in the state west of the greater Philadelphia area. The chain has three other locations in Pennsylvania.
The grocer was attracted by the area's demographics, said Eric Milliron, Mt. Lebanon commercial districts manager.
"They looked at the market and realized this was a good place," he said.
Fresh Market is leasing the property at 1551 Washington Road and received approval from commissioners in June to redesign the parking lot there to share 98 parking spaces with men's clothing retailer JoS. A Bank. The municipality's zoning ordinance limits parking to 55 spaces.
The grocer, based in Greensboro, N.C., touts an "old world European market" atmosphere with departments including an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands, and a delicatessen, according to its website.
The store will have a contemporary feel, Mr. Milliron said, with windows for that will provide plenty of natural light.
A spokesperson for the company said the officials from the grocery chain can't provide more details until leasing plans with the municipality are finalized.
First Published September 27, 2012 5:45 am