Crate&Barrel Opens At Ross Park Mall

By David Highfield

Shoppers have a new choice.

The house wares and furniture chain Crate&Barrel opened its first store in our area Wednesday at Ross Park Mall.

It has everything from Christmas ornaments to dog bowls and it also has some excited customers.

“We have been going to King of Prussia, which is the next closest one – Crate&Barrel – to us,” said Sohail Khwaja of Murrysville.

Peggy Puskar of West View said: “I have been to Crate&Barrel before and I was so excited when they were coming to Pittsburgh!”

“We’ve been looking in the Pittsburgh area for about five years,” said Cissy Barnes, the chain’s regional manager.

She says Nordstrom department store being at Ross Park Mall played a role in their decision.

“Nordstrom has always been a good indicator for us, you know, of that similar customer who might be shopping at both of the stores.”

In fact, the mall’s marketing director Michael Gianoutsos says Nordstrom got the ball rolling in attracting other stores which are new to the Pittsburgh market.

“We saw other retailers – Tiffany, Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture and Michael Kors – very exclusive retailers coming into the market,” said Gianoutsos.

California Pizza Kitchen, which is new to Pittsburgh, just opened there and an Omega watch store, which is also new to this market, will open soon.

77Kids by American Eagle, which is also in Robinson, will open at Ross Park before Thanksgiving and Gianoutsos said they anticipate more new stores next year but can’t reveal any names just yet.

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  1. Gregory DeVictor says:

    I am a native of San Francisco and relocated to Pittsburgh about 8 years ago. We have Crate and Barrell stores all over the Bay Area, including the flagship store on Grant Avenue in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district. I can safely say that Crate and Barrell is superb in every way. Most of my furniture, bedding, kitchen goods, and carpets are all from Crate and Barrell. I plan to relocate back to SF within the next year, and have been looking at condos onlne in the lower Nob Hill / Downtown neighborhoods. One of the reasons for this is that I can walk to the Crate and Barrell on Grant Avenue. No traffic jams. Just healthy walking. Oh yes, Crate and Barrell has an outlet store on 4th Street in Berkeley (East Bay) and it is just fabulous.

    Finally, KDKA is my only news source in Pittsburgh. My favorite newscaster is Patrice King-Brown.

    1. Kris says:

      Who cares what you are doing dude? I lived in Los Angeles. Who cares.

      Crate & Barrel rocks. Period.

  2. WayToGoPens09 says:

    South Hills Village??? South Hills Village is a beautiful mall. Why don’t they get a store like Crate&Barrel? As far as I know, their prior Boscov’s Department Store is still empty, along with the their prior Bailey Banks & Biddle Jewelry Store. Come on South Hills Village, get busy! All of the stores seem to be moving to Ross Park.

  3. SonnyDrysdale says:

    South Hills Village is sub standard. In fact the whole area around it offers nothing. Robinson and Ross Park are superior. I am a lifelong resident of the South Hills and I was at SHV when it opened in August of 1965.

  4. WayToGoPens09 says:

    I would hardly call South Hills Village a sub standard mall. Century III Mall, on the other hand . . . . . . is on a steady decline with every passing year. That is a shame because when the mall opened in 1979, it was the 3rd largest enclosed shopping center in the world. Now look at it.

  5. Etica Morali says:

    If you think Cent 3 is bad, you should check at Del Amo mall in Torrance, CA…..It’s huge and failry empty!!!

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