Auto Mall has the wind in its sails on the collision center | Business
The site of a once-popular bowling establishment will soon have a surprisingly different look – and purpose.
Prime Collision Center is under construction along Highway 19 in South Strabane Township. It is scheduled to open on March 1, said Gary Flannery, general manager of Washington Auto Mall, which is building the facility.
Prime rises where Route 19 Bowling Center enjoyed success for 57 years, before closing in the spring of 2016. The center is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the three Washington Road dealerships of the Auto Mall: Washington Honda and Washington Hyundai in South Strabane and South Hills Toyota in North Strabane Township.
Flannery, the kingpin of the “car supermarket”, said it was the Auto Mall’s first collision center. The facility will be over 20,000 square feet and “for the convenience of our employees, the shop area will be radiant heated and air conditioned, which is very unusual for a body shop.”
He added that the center will use water-based products “to be environmentally friendly”.
Kevin Haberstroh, who has more than 20 years of collision repair experience, will manage the center.
Peacock Keller, a Washington-based full-service law firm, announced the promotion of two attorneys to associates: Thomas A. Steele and Daniel P. Gustine.
Steele, who has been with the firm since 2015, has handled a variety of civil litigation, with a focus on construction, general matters and real estate. He serves on the Board of the Washington County Bar Association and is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
As a lawyer, Gustine has developed an important practice in residential real estate, estate planning, estate administration and business law. Daniel also sits on the board of directors of Pathways of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Peacock Keller was founded in 1925.
Ivybrook Academy, a half-day preschool for children ages 1-6, has signed a lease to operate in South Fayette Township.
The school will occupy 6,100 square feet of space in the Shoppes of Bursca, Burns Scalo Real Estate announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Burns Scalo, owner of the property, described Ivybrook Academy as an “award winning” school “known for its progressive approach to early childhood education . . . blending Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies.”
The academy plans to open this spring, according to the release.
The academy will move into a retail development that includes two restaurants, New Dragon Express and Pizza Hut Express, and a luxury lounge, Atelier Abigail. Burns Scalo said the development is “almost complete”.
Township Commissioner Gwen Rodi said in a statement: ‘South Fayette is delighted with the addition of Ivybrook Academy…providing a high-level educational opportunity for children in the township.’