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Pittsburgh shopping malls going strong as Ross Park adds new stores

Kristen Walters

As many shopping malls around the country continue to struggle to keep their doors open, Pittsburgh shoppers are still going out to physical stores in droves. Local malls continue to expand with the addition of new stores.

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When the global health crisis began in early 2020, many mall-goers opted to stay home and shop online because it was safe and convenient.

Unfortunately, the lack of foot traffic at many shopping malls across the country caused many retail businesses to close. In some cases, entire shopping malls went out of business.

Luckily, that hasn't been the case for most of Pittsburgh's shopping malls, including Ross Park, which just announced that they would soon be adding several new retail stores along with an additional eatery to their food court.

Here's a rundown of some of the new retail additions to Ross Park Mall expected over the next few months.

  • By the end of April, Franki by Francesca's will open on the mall's upper level. The store features clothing and accessories for "tween" girls.
  • In July, Tullabee, featuring clothing and nursery accessories for newborns and toddlers, will open next to Brighton Collectibles.
  • This fall, a new Urban Outfitters store is expected to open on the mall's lower level, offering trendy clothing, lifestyle, and beauty options for women and men.

Later this summer, local sandwich creator Pita Paul's Gyros will open inside the food court next to Charleys Philly Steaks.

Even though online shopping has become wildly popular in recent years, some malls have proven that they are still going strong.

Ross Park Mall continues to add retail and local eatery offerings, making the shopping experience even better for those who prefer to support brick-and-mortar businesses.

Be sure to follow Kristen Walters to learn about new Pittsburgh store openings in the future.

When was the last time you visited one of Pittsburgh's malls?

Are there any other stores you would like to see come to Pittsburgh?

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