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Why South Park Shops?

Convenience, Outstanding Location and Community Involvement

Our history dates back to 1956 when Bill Murdoch asked his father if he could develop family land for a community shopping center. It was an eight acre site which then had several small buildings, a large gravel area and a hillside to the rear. He agreed and in 1960, they opened a Kroger supermarket where currently Rite Aid is located and the following year added 37,000 sq. ft. for 15 shops extending the center to Baptist Road.

Other key attributes include:

• The Bethel Park community is a dense trade area, the 13th most affluent zip code out of 94 in the Pittsburgh area, and the 15th most affluent out of 214 zip codes in the six-County area.

• Customers are attracted weekly by Pittsburgh’s three major supermarkets: Giant Eagle, Shop’N Save and Aldi’s, the shadow anchors of South Park Shops. With the opening of Walmart in 2005, this area has become the dominant retail concentration along the Route 88 corridor.

• Facing Baptist Road and Route 88 along with seven curb cuts, stores enjoy excellent visibility, easy ingress and egress, and exposure to more than 36,000 cars daily.

• Long-established and successful tenants are the best indicators of the desirability of this location; these include: Rite Aid, Brentwood Bank and predecessors, McDonald’s, Eat’n Park and Shear Talent, all in occupancy over 40 years.

• Owners aim for high standards of cleanliness, maintenance and security.

• Effective promotional programs have developed community awareness and loyalty to South
Park Shops.