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The Waterfront, Homestead

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The Waterfront is a super-regional open air shopping mall spanning the three boroughs of Homestead, West Homestead, and Munhall near Pittsburgh. The shopping mall sits on land once occupied by U.S. Steel's Homestead Steel Works plant, which closed in 1986. It has a gross leasable area of 700000sqft in "The Waterfront" and 400000sqft in "The Town Center." The development officially opened in 1999. More development continued into the early 21st century.The Waterfront is accessible from the Parkway East via the Homestead High-Level Bridge, now known as the Homestead Grays Bridge. Pennsylvania Route 837, which runs through the town of Homestead also connects drivers to The Waterfront via Amity Street and Waterfront Drive.HistoryFrom its storied past, only smokestacks remain on the site that once helped to give Pittsburgh the name "Steel City."In 2005, Industrial Workers of the World celebrated their 100th Anniversary, having formed in 1905 out of the palpable labor struggles of that era. The local celebration included events held at the Pump House on the site of The Waterfront. http://www.iww.org/en/taxonomy/term/244/all?page=2
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  • Plenty of shops, restaurants and fun places. There is something for the whole family. Dave and busters for the kids and an improv comedy theater for dad and mom.  more »
  • This is a nice area outside of the city proper. It is right on one of the rivers and is kind of like an outdoor mall - stores and chain restaurants that you access from outdoors, set up in a quaint li...  more »
  • Come and check out the Waterfront here in Homestead. Bike trails, WaterWays, Foodies, Bike Rentals, Shopping and much much more. You can come in via transit, or drive in or ride your bike over. Have c...  more »
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  • It's a great place to walk around in the summer, grab a bite and see a movie. Perfect first date location for sure. They keep it super clean and can be a fun night spot with the comedy club and Dave & Buster's! You can easily drop $100 or keep it cheap too depending on what you do. Options for both deep and shallow pockets.
  • Easy access from either end of the shopping center, can be congested certain times of the day. Wish they had a "visitors center" or "information" type office to visit. Would make it easier to shop down there & maybe provide advertising efforts for the stores more i.e. offer coupons to shop at the various outlets or something esp. for all the out of state visitors that come not only during the holidays but throughout the year. I'm in marketing/advertising & that would boost the shopping/dining efforts a lot more. Some of the driving throughways are not easy to manage it's more like a maize. Not very well designed at all & have been in a "near miss" or two & have witnessed the same. No definitive roads vs. parking lots especially near the middle area shops. It does provide a variety of restaurants & shops but still would like to see more. No office supply store there any more would like to see another one move in its place. Don't see "security" type vehicles monitor the lots very much but maybe the local police does that, not sure. Seems like crime is at a minimum here at least, so safe to visit.
  • The Waterfront is the best place to stay for PITT families visiting their students. There are several reasonable hotels, a Costco for members to shop for much needed room supplies and gas up before heading home, a movie theater, lots of shops in the outdoor mall, and broad selection of restaurants to satisfy your hunger. It offers a quiet stay by the river within about 15 minutes from campus.
  • This place is pretty at night all lit up. It's so easy to get exercise around here by walking and seeing all the merchandise
  • Great place to go for shopping, banking and if you need to eat or get gas. I very much enjoy coming here due to everything being in one place.