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This small commercial district runs along Beverly Road from Overlook Drive to approximately Ralston Place. Beverly Road offers shoppers a great mix of retail and services. The street is home to Scoops on Beverly (ice cream), Mediterra Cafe, Coffee Tree Roasters (specialty coffees and deli), Bado’s Pizza Grill and Alehouse and Little Nipper’s Pizza. On Beverly Road, you can decorate your walls at Lee Heckman Custom Framing, look your best after a visit to Suburban Dry Cleaners, send a floral tribute from Blooming Dahlia or seek enlightenment at the Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh.
The central business district (CBD) in Mt. Lebanon is located on Washington Road, also known as State Route 19. In Mt. Lebanon, the CBD is generally known as “Uptown,” a district composed of 41 commercial properties located between 733 and 600 Washington Road.
A lively and active traditional town center, Uptown offers visitors excellent restaurants, attractive and unique retail shops, and seasonal street festivals and weekly summertime farmers’ market.
With both bus and LRT service by the Pittsburgh Regional Transit the district provides ready transit access to downtown Pittsburgh and to the Galleria and South Hills Village. Mt. Lebanon offers many clean and safe parking options, including the new 89-space pay-and-display lot on Academy Avenue, spaces in the North and South garages, as well as on-street metered parking.
The district is home to 182 businesses including 72 storefronts. The storefront vacancy rate is approximately 8%.
The CBD is the focus of Mt. Lebanon’s Main Street Program, which manages the façade grant program.
Castle Shannon Boulevard, Cochran and Galleria
Castle Shannon Boulevard
The Castle Shannon Boulevard commercial corridor is located in the southwestern section of the municipality near the Castle Shannon border. It consists of a grocery store and other smaller retail and service oriented businesses. The portion of the corridor that runs from Sunset Drive to Mt. Lebanon Boulevard is automobile oriented. Sidewalks are located in the commercial area that runs from Shady Drive East to Sunset Drive helping to attract pedestrians to small businesses. Most business in the corridor are “destination” businesses.
The Cochran Road commercial area is located in central Mt. Lebanon and extends from Bower Hill Road to Cedar Boulevard. It consists of a mix of gas stations, super drug stores and other retail businesses. This heavily traveled area is also automobile oriented.
Located in the southern border of the municipality this commercial area centers on the Galleria mall. In addition to the mall, this area includes several gasoline stations, restaurants and a few individual retail establishments.
In general, this area is designed to accommodate customers using private automobiles. Businesses have large parking lots and few pedestrian amenities.