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Visions for Vacancy: Former Trivia Pub

Update: What should move into this building?

Update: Township Planning Director Adam McGurk said that Autozone has submitted a revised application to develop on the property. 

Vacant buildings and unused storefronts are eyesores, but an empty storefront can also be an opportunity. You don't need to be a commercial developer or city planner—or have money to invest in a business project—to have the next great idea.

The former on University Boulevard were once Moon Township staples—the watering hole across from campus served as a bar for more than 60 years. 

The property was .

In January, Akron, OH company LRC AZ Investors purchased the land and accompanying building for $619,750. Since that sale, the site has remained vacant.  

Now we want to know: What business would benefit the Moon-area community? How could this space better serve you and your neighbors? If you had your pick, what business would move into this University Boulevard property?

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns in the comments. Tell us what your vision is for this Moon Township vacancy.

Pam August 08, 2012 at 12:22 PM
A nice restaurant with a good wine list!
The Dude August 08, 2012 at 02:02 PM
With the University right across the street, why not make it into a nice sports bar or a pub that servers good food. You have great location and lots of client potential. Keep it nice so it does not turn into a college dive. Yet another building that sits empty in Moon Township. When is the Township going to start marketing these properties or finding someone to develop them?? University and Beaver Grade/Broadhead are looking like an eyesore.
Dr Gonzo August 08, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Moon Twp has a well deserved reputation as un-friendly to businesses and developers. Until the Supervisors work to reverse their anti-commercial development attitude, new businesses will continue to open in North Fayette, Findlay, and Robinson, and our commercial areas will continue to sit vacant.
Jenna Staul (Editor) August 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
We've updated the article. The township's planning director has told us that Autozone submitted a revised application to develop on the property.
Larry August 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The Dr is right They are not friendly to new places amd developments. It is sad. Walmart would help that eye sore of a dump site where west hills is.
RMU Girl August 08, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I'm hoping Autozone doesn't go through with this. There are so few places in Moon Township for RMU students to hang out. There are no college bars, no restaurants that cater to students. People literally walk from campus to the freaking Ground Round to drink. It's kind of pathetic. Let's have something where students can go to enjoy themselves.
Lois J. Baile August 08, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Now that I think of it, our township lost it's only hardware store that had been a Moon resident since way back in the 50's. Why not give us another store instead of having to run down to downtown Coraopolis? Just another thought for our township. It would also put a few people to work each day. Sparkybee
Robert Crytzer August 10, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Well, if Autozone's revised application doesn't pan out, I would suggest RMU purchase the building. It already has a kind of Colonial theme to it. RMU could use the building to form a "bridge" between the school and the community.

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