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Pechin's Shopping Village

We'll try to approach this one delicately. If unique is your cup of tea, then you've found it with Pechin's Shopping Village. Pechin's is a shopping plaza with such stores as grocery, restaurant, hardware, garden, sporting goods and others. Pechin's is known for it's great prices and low, low overhead. You'll not have to be concerned that you're paying for atmosphere... the atmosphere is free at Pechin's. You can check snobbery at the door, cause it ain't gonna git you nowheres at Pechin's

People come from miles around to shop at Pechin's. The quality of their merchandise rivals that of the much higher price chains.. The big difference is price. It's practically a religious experience to some. We're told that their volume of business is phenomenal. In the parking lot, you're as likely to see a new Cadillac as an old junker.

Pechin's boasts they have the cheapest hamburgers in the US. In their cafeteria style restaurant, hamburgers are just 15 cents each! That's right, 15 cents and just 19 cents for cheeseburgers! The burgers are not what you'd expect for 15 cents... they're not bad actually. Let's say they're on the order of that big national chain that starts with an M, only without the pickle and the annoying advertising. We doubt, however, the next big catch-phase will be "Did somebody say Pechin's?" And get this, their daily lunch and dinner specials generally run under a buck! Yeah, you have to tack on another 15 or 20 cents for a drink (5 cents for a small cup of Joe/ 10 cents for regular) and 50 cents for desert, but we can still safely say it's a bargain. The food is decent and the facilities are clean. Tip: don't take your girlfriend there to propose marriage. Tip 2: Visit their bakery section... their homemade strawberry-rhubarb and blackberry pies are out of this world.

Several years back, an author wrote an Internet article about the Pechin's experience entitled Hillbilly Heaven. He managed to raise the hackles of quite a few Pechin's regulars who weren't very pleased with his characterizations. The brouhaha lasted for years.

We doubt that Pechin's will become a nationwide chain, but perhaps it could. Naw.. they'd have to spend a lot of money on advertising and we don't see that happening. Anyway, Pechin's is not for everyone. But if you're adventuresome and want a shopping experience you'll remember, give Pechin's a shot.


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Pechin Shopping Village
449 Pechin Road
Dunbar, PA
724.277.4251

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to left following on-ramp sign to [US 119 North Connellsville]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass.
  • Travel 7.6 mi on US119 North
  • Turn Right at Traffic Light at Pechin Road
  • Travel 1.7 mi on Pechin Road to Pechin's Shopping Village on right

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