The official scoop as printed in today's Trib Live claims that, "New development is coming to South Union. Township supervisors Wednesday said plans are being developed for a T.J. Maxx, Kohl's, and a new restaurant to open in the area... That location will be renamed the South Union Market Place. Kohl's department store will be the anchor store. There will also be other stores and a restaurant to be announced at a later date." Like I said before, THIS IS A BIG DEAL.
Besides bringing more retail to Fayette County, this development will go in the location of the old Wal-Mart, which is currently abandoned because there's a new Wal-Mart up the road. Did you follow that? Yes, the old Wal-Mart wasn't in a structurally sound location, nor was it "Super," so they built a new one up the road and left the old one to fester like an old wound on the legs of Super K-Mart and the former Hill's Department Store.
On a side note, I am sure people are wondering how this will affect Gabriel Brother's. Personally, I don't think that it will alter anyone's devotion to Gabe's because I actually believe that it will help keep people shopping in the area rather than driving to South Hills, Monroeville, or Greensburg for some of the things that aren't available at the Uniontown Mall (anchored by Sears, Bon-Ton, JCP, and Burlington Coat Factory).