Thursday, November 20, 2008

Business Update...

Here are a few tidbits about businesses in the North Hills. This post has been a long time coming so some of this happened a little while back.

- The Kid Company has closed at Northway Mall. As of last week, signs said it was temporarily closed but according to a Post-Gazette article in Wednesday's edition -- it is closed permanently.

- Famous Dave's seems closed. The last few times I have driven past the location near TGI Friday's, it seemed shut down. Any of you Tattlers have any scoop on this?

- Firehouse Grille and Pizza has opened up along Babcock Blvd in Ross Township. It is owned by a resident of Laurel Gardens. It seems it has taken over the location of Toscana's Pizza.

Any business tips? Email

Working to keep you posted...


tonycpsu said...

Bummer about Famous Dave's. For a chain restaurant, the BBQ was actually pretty darn good.

Here's some more info I found using the magic of Google:

I don't know for sure that they're shut down, but going Chap 11 in this economy is not promising news.

Sirfuller said...

Thanks for doing my dirty work -- that article explains a lot!

I agree that their BBQ was pretty good but I rarely went there because their location was a little out of the way for me. I think I would just forget about it because it's not directly located on McKnight. Who knows?

This post is making me hungry!

bluecruiser said...

Just noticed today - there's a sign in the window at Famous Dave's, indicating they are currently renovating. The sign says renovations should take 10-14 days, but I don't know when the sign was posted.

Hopefully this means we'll have our local BBQ joint back soon.

bluecruiser said...

Update on Famous Dave's:

Last night I noticed the renovation notice is still there, so it doesn't look like they will be reopening any time soon (it's been more than 3 weeks since I first saw the renovation notice posted). All evidence of the name "Famous Dave's" is gone as well, including on the building and their sign near McKnight Road.