Promoted as "more beautiful, more resplendent, more elegant than anything you could imagine", the double-decked shopping complex was hailed as a "miracle of modern retailing". It originally housed eighty-two stores and services, including Hughes & Hatcher, Lerner Shops, a 1-level F.W. Woolworth 5 & 10 and two supermarkets.
SOUTH HILLS VILLAGE TENANTS 1965:
JOSEPH HORNE COMPANY (with freestanding Tire Center) / GIMBELS-PITTSBURGH (with freestanding Tire Center) / SEARS (with Coffee Shop and freestanding Auto Center) / A & P SUPERMARKET (outparcel) / GIANT EAGLE Supermarket (outparcel) / F.W. WOOLWORTH (with Harvest House Cafeteria) / Ames Joyce Red Cross Shoes / Angus Pet Shop / Bailey, Banks & Biddle Jewelers / Baker's Shoes / Block's ladies' wear / Bond Clothes / Byers Children's Shop / B - G Restaurant / Camera & Card Shop / Carole Ann Shop ladies' wear / Chandler's Shoes / Charles The Cobbler / Children's World / Coventry, Limited / DeRoy Jewelers / Dimling's Candy / Don Mark Realty / South Hills Dry Cleaners / Emil's Barber Shop / Ernie's Delicatessen / Fabric Tree / Fanny Farmer Candies / Fashion Hosiery Shop / Ferry Electric / Florsheim Shoes / Foxwood Casuals / Frothey's Beer Mart / GNC / Hanover Shoes / House of Wine / Hughes & Hatcher / International Art Gallery / International Gifts, Incorporated / Isaly's Ice Cream & Delicatessen / Jack Dandy Ties / Jenny Lee Bakery / Joel's Hairstyling Salon / Kamp's Shoes / Kard Korner / Kardon Shoes / Kinney Shoes / Lane Bryantladies' wear / Lerner Shops / Maggi's / Maxine's House of Fashion / Max Azen's / May Stern & Company Furniture / Meder & Associates / Miller's Fashions / National Men's Store / National Record Mart / Page Boy Maternity Shop / Parklane Hosiery / Peck & Peck For Men / People's Thrift Company / Pup-A-Go-Go Hot Dogs / Singer Sewing Center / Southway Sports Center / Standard Sportwear / Stouffer's Restaurant / Sun Drug / Susan Ives / The Fruit Basket / A Shop Called East / Thom McAn Shoes / Tweed Shop / Village Barber Shop / Village Butcher Shop / Village Studio of High Fashions / Vision Center / Waldenbooks / Western Pennsylvania National Bank / Whitehead Hardware