Hotel, 3 restaurants, manufacturer OK’d
November 26, 2012
CRANBERRY TWP — A host of new developments, including a hotel, three restaurants and a medical equipment manufacturing facility, were approved Nov. 15 by the township supervisors. All the developments are expected to be operating next year. 79-room hotel Home 2 Suites by Hilton, a four-story, 79-room, 49,782-square-foot hotel, will be built near Westinghouse Electric close to the roundabout near the corner of Longtree Way and Cranberry Woods Drive. The developer, Creative Real Estate Development of Cranberry, is contributing $20,000 for traffic improvements to Route 228 as part of the development agreement and will add streetscape improvements along the front of the property. Manufacturing facility Cadence, a new light manufacturing business, will come to the Cranberry Business Park off West Kensinger Road. There will be no exterior changes to the 21,000-square-foot building. Developer Dick Donley said Cadence will manufacture high-end medical equipment, including bone cutting and laparoscopic equipment, at the facility. “In the next three to five years, the company is expected to bring 60 high-paying technical jobs into Cranberry,” said Donley. Sea food restaurant Final plans were approved for a Red Lobster restaurant to replace the existing Kings Restaurant on Route 19 in the Cranberry Mall. The 5,580-square-foot restaurant received its liquor license transfer approval last month. The restaurant, which will seat 220 people, will have 104 employees. Southwest fare grill A Juniper Grill will be in the Cranberry Crossroads development on Route 228. It is being developed by Restaurant Holdings that operates seven Atria’s restaurants, one other Juniper Grill and helps manage two Ditka’s Restaurants, said attorney Mark Kozar, who represents the developers. The 3,600-square-foot restaurant will have a lodge look with a wood-fired stove and leather furniture interior. The restaurant will serve American cuisine with a southwest flair. The restaurant will have 102 indoor and 50 patio seats and employ 65 workers. The supervisors approved the restaurant’s liquor license transfer request to allow the restaurant to serve alcohol, which Kozar said is about 28 percent of the restaurant’s overall projected sales. Mexican restaurant Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant and Bar will be in the former space of CiCi’s pizza in the lower level of the Cranberry Mall. The 180-seat restaurant signed a 10-year lease for the space, according to attorney Brendan Moran representing the developer. The supervisors approved a liquor license transfer Tuesday evening. The restaurant, which will feature authentic Mexican dishes, will be the fourth in the Pittsburgh area. The others are in the Richland Mall in Gibsonia, McIntyre Square Plaza in the North Hills and on East Carson Street on the Southside of Pittsburgh. The restaurant will employ 25.