Pittsburgh – December 8, 2016 –American comfort food with a twist will soon be on
the menu at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. The
Yard – An American Gastropub plans to open its fourth and largest location in
March 2017 on the top floor of one of Pittsburgh’s most popular shopping malls.
The Yard at the Galleria will have a similar industrial look as the other
three locations in Shadyside, Market Square and PPG Paints Arena, with refurbished
wood and exposed brick and stone. The restaurant will hold 160 seats inside and
roughly 100 outside on the patio.
The Yard is known for its comfort food concept, highlighted by crowd
pleasers like the Gourmet Grilled Cheese. In addition, they have an extensive draft
and bottle selection with over 50 beers on tap, as well as a wide-ranging wine
and spirit list. Focusing on sourcing local is important to owners David Ondik,
Mike Allen and Nirav Patel, and they continue to purchase a good majority of
their foods from local vendors.
“The expressions on our guests’ faces when they see
the grilled cheese, soup and chips come out to their tables is why we do this.
Nothing makes us happier,” said David Ondik. “Our portions are huge, and
everyone loves the large variety of 28 different gourmet grilled cheese
sandwiches. Watching people say the names of the sandwiches is also a real
treat. I mean, who doesn’t love saying Smack Yo Mama, Mac Attack, or the Big
“The Yard fits perfectly with the Galleria’s vision
as one of the region’s premiere shopping, dining and entertainment venues,” said Jason Cannon, Vice President with CBRE Retail Brokerage Services, who handles the
leasing of the property.
“The owners are always looking for opportunities to
grow The Yard brand, both locally and in other cities,” said associate Carey Miklos of CBRE, who is representing The Yard in their search for new locations.
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