Press Release

Acclaimed Southern-Style Restaurant Tupelo Honey Picks Station Square for First Pennsylvania Location

10 Feb 2021


Pittsburgh – February 10, 2021 – Tupelo Honey, the popular Southern cuisine café, has chosen Pittsburgh for its first Pennsylvania location. The restaurant leased 5,000 sq. ft. of space at the Freight House Shops at Station Square. It is slated to open in late 2021. CBRE’s Herky Pollock represented the landlord, Brookfield Properties, in the lease transaction.


Tupelo Honey joins First Ascent as the anchor tenants for the renovated Station Square redevelopment. The mixed-use project is currently in the midst of a transformation that will add modern design elements while celebrating the rich cultural history of Pittsburgh. The Freight House Shops, which are home to over 20 retailers and restaurants, will feature large glass store fronts and open-air spaces to better connect to newly built expansive outdoor walkways and streets.


“Being able to procure Tupelo Honey for Station Square speaks volumes about the project,” said Herky Pollock, executive vice president with CBRE. “This lease sets the tone for the entire redevelopment, which will be one of the most desirable mixed-use developments in the central business district. To accomplish this during a pandemic demonstrates the desirability and future promise of the new Station Square.”


Since opening its first location in 2000 in Asheville, North Carolina, Tupelo Honey has become famous for its takes on traditional Southern dishes, making everything from scratch from locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant currently operates 16 locations in nine states, with two additional cafés in Des Moines and Milwaukee opening later in 2021.
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