A high-tech miniature golf course is coming to Pittsburgh’s Strip District


A high-end, technology-driven miniature golf course will be among the latest additions to the Terminal in the Strip District.

Puttshack, which bills itself as “the world’s first and only premium mini-golf experience with global food and drink,” announced last week that it had signed a lease at the Terminal.

The Terminal, a landmark building spanning five blocks in the Strip District, was once a hub for the area’s wholesale commodity industry. Now the site is being redeveloped by McCaffery, a development company that aims to bring about 160,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant space – as well as more than 270 public parking spaces – to the building, which was originally built in 1929.

Puttshack will occupy approximately 23,500 square feet of the building.

The venture will include four mini-golf courses. Each course uses Puttshack’s patented Trackaball technology, which includes features such as automated scoring, bonus point opportunities and interactive games at every hole.

Puttshack will also include a catering menu and a full cocktail bar, creating an atmosphere the company likens to a “high-energy, upscale nightclub vibe.”

“The terminal in the Strip District is an iconic part of Pittsburgh’s burgeoning past and future, making it a perfect fit for Puttshack,” Puttshack CEO Joe Vrankin said in a statement.

The mini-golf site will be “a great addition to our growing list of retailers at the Terminal and will provide a one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining option for all of Pittsburgh,” said Dean Welch, Vice President of McCaffery.

The Puttshack site in Pittsburgh is expected to open in the winter of 2022, offering 200 job opportunities.

The company opened two US locations this year, in Atlanta and Chicago, and has three locations in London. It also plans to open locations next year in Miami, Boston, Houston, Scottsdale and St. Louis.

According to McCaffery, other tenants to sign leases at the terminal include Aslin Beer Company, City Grows, Envy Nails, Fine Wine and Good Spirits Premium Collection, OnPar Now, Pip & Lola’s, Posman Books, PrimoHoagies and Walk Run Lift.

Julia Felton is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Julia at 724-226-7724, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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