About the Project

On a Friday night in late May of 1985, the Big Beaver Plaza was destroyed in only 10 seconds when a funnel cloud swept through Beaver Falls, tossing automobiles through plate glass windows and leaving nothing but masonry walls.  In the years following, this once busy plaza was rebuilt but due primarily to exceedingly poor management it struggled to find success for the following three decades. 


At Wish Development we thrill at identifying and reviving properties like the Big Beaver Plaza; properties with great potential but prior owners without the will or talent to deliver on that potential.   The Big Beaver Plaza languished in decline and substantial abandonment for years prior to our acquisition.  In about two years’ time, however, we were able to fully renovate this previously entirely vacant 70,000 SF plaza and tenant it with great businesses, new to the local economy.

Miller Motor Sports, 160 Driving Academy, M@C Discount, Nature Stone and Fastenal


6800 Big Beaver Boulevard
Beaver Falls, PA 15010


Client Testimonials

We have been with Wish Development since 2012, located in Nesbitt Place. We appreciate the work they have done on this building to make it inviting and professional at the same time.  The management team at Wish Development are very quick to respond and easy to deal with.  Our clients as well as our staff enjoy coming to the building and our office.”

Joyce A. Houck, Licensed Massage Therapy Office

Client Testimonials

I’m grateful for wish development. We started with a bare space and conformed into exactly what we wanted. Easy to work with. Understanding and always helpful. Great people to do business with.”

Mary O’Connor

Client Testimonials

Joseph’s Marketplace has been a tenant at Shenley Square Plaza for over 15 years.   Wish Development does an outstanding job of maintaining and improving the plaza and is extremely responsive to tenant matters. We have developed a great landlord/tenant relationship over the years and hope to continue that relationship for many more years to come.”

Bill Presnar, President - Joseph’s Marketplace, Inc

Client Testimonials

Scott and I are deeply appreciative of your support and effort in helping Hanover Engineering integrate into the local business community. You went out of your way to setup us with a number of lunch meet and greets with local business leaders. You have provided us with business advice and constructive criticism throughout the year.”

Joe Corona and Scott Brow, Hanover Engineering