Hello-tech mini golf within the Pittsburgh Strip District

The latest additions to the Terminal in the Strip District include an upscale, technology-powered mini golf course.

Puttshack, which calls itself “the world’s first and only upscale, tech-savvy mini-golf experience with global food and drink,” announced last week that it had signed a lease for the terminal.

The Terminal, a historic building spanning five blocks in the Strip District, was once a hub for the area’s wholesale industry. Now the site is being redeveloped by McCaffery, a development company that plans to convert the building originally built in 1929 with around 160,000 square meters of retail space, offices and restaurants, and more than 270 public parking spaces.

Puttshack will take up around 23,500 square meters of the building.

The shop will have four mini golf courses. Each course uses Puttshack’s patented Trackaball technology, which includes features such as automatic scoring, bonus point opportunities and interactive games on each hole.

Puttshack will also feature a menu and a full cocktail bar, creating an atmosphere that the company compares to an “energetic, upscale nightclub atmosphere.”

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

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

Puttshack’s Pittsburgh location is slated to open in winter 2022 and will offer 200 jobs.

The company opened two US locations in Atlanta and Chicago this year and has three locations in London. In the next year, locations are also to be opened in Miami, Boston, Houston, Scottsdale and St. Louis.

Other tenants who are signing 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, according to McCaffery.

Julia Felton is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact Julia at 724-226-7724, jfelton@triblive.com, or on Twitter.

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