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Station Square

Station Square is a 52 acre indoor and outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in the South Shore neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

With of retail space, it features 65 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including the 396-room Sheraton at Station Square. Being among one of Pittsburgh’s largest tourist destinations, it attracts more than three million people annually. It is also frequented by Pittsburgh natives because of its many shops, restaurants and live performances. The retail development was built at the location of a former station on the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, with some of the original structures such as the freight house building and the elegant concourse being converted into restaurants and a shopping mall. Proximity to a stop on the Port Authority of Allegheny County 'T' light-rail system, and the dock for the Gateway Clipper Fleet of local river cruise boats makes Station Square a major parking and jumping-off point for activities and events around the city. The property is operated by Forest City Enterprises.

Retail Establishments

  • Accentricity Fashion Jewelry
  • American Country Collection
  • American Country Collection II
  • Bradley's Books
  • Caricatures & Portraits by Sam Thong
  • Debwal
  • Ends N Odds
  • Exxact! Haircutting
  • Heinz Healy's
  • Hometowne Sports
  • Hometowne Sports for Her
  • Hometowne Sports for Kids
  • Hometowne Sports for Women
  • Jezebel
  • Loova
  • New York New York
  • Pennsylvania Wine Cellars
  • Pittsburgh Scenes by Nevin Robinson
  • Puffs N Stuff
  • Sox Shop
  • St. Brendan's Crossing
  • Station Square Exxon
  • Three Rivers Candy and Fudgery
  • Vincere's All Tied Up

Dining and Entertainment

  • Bar Louie
  • Bruster's Ice Cream @ the Gateway Clipper
  • Buca di Beppo
  • Buckhead Saloon
  • Charley's Grilled Subs
  • Cool Beans
  • Dirty Harry's
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Fieldhouse
  • The Fountain at Bessemer Court
  • Funny Bone Comedy Club
  • Gandy Dancer Saloon
  • Gateway Clipper Fleet
  • Green Room (a part of Funny Bone)
  • Grand Concourse
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Hooters
  • Horse & Carriage Rides
  • Houlihan's
  • Island Cafe
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Just Ducky Tours
  • Kiku Japanese Restaurant
  • Landing & Marina
  • Lobby Bar @ Sheraton Hotel
  • Matrix
  • The Melting Pot
  • Monongahela Incline
  • Pittsburgh Rare
  • Red Star Tavern
  • Saddle Ridge
  • Seattle's Best @ the Gateway Clipper
  • Segway In Paradise Tours
  • Sesame Inn
  • Starbucks
  • Station Break @ the Sheraton
  • Val's Pizza
  • Zen Night Club


Station Square was conceptualized by Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr., one of the founding national leaders of historic preservation in the United States, and President of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, or Landmarks. Landmarks developed the site in 1976 as a mixed-use historic adaptive reuse development that gave the foundation the opportunity to put its urban planning principles into practice. Aided by an initial generous gift from the Allegheny Foundation in 1976, Landmarks adapted five historic Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad buildings for new uses and added a hotel, a dock for the Gateway Clipper fleet, and parking areas. Now shops, offices, restaurants and entertainment anchor the historic riverfront site on the south shore of the Monongahela River, opposite the Golden Triangle (Pittsburgh) . Station Square is Pittsburgh’s premiere attraction. It reflects a $100 million investment from all sources, with the lowest public cost and highest taxpayer return of any major renewal project in the Pittsburgh region since the 1950s. In 1994, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation sold Station Square in to Forest City Enterprises which created an endowment to help support its restoration efforts and educational programs. Each year the staff and docents of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation introduce more than 10,000 people — teachers, students, adults and visitors — to the architectural heritage of the Pittsburgh region and to the value of historic preservation. (Source: Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation)

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