"Sadly Run Down For Such A Newly Developed Area"
Chauvet Drive is the hub/main drag for a major shopping area in Pittsburgh that includes the local Ikea. That is why I visited this area myself. Like the road that Ikea is perched on, Chauvet Drive is a horrible road to traverse. It is on the side of a mountain with poorly designed traffic control. There are also a lot of spaces for rent and, for a shopping area so large, hardly any place to eat or spend the night. The Microtel Inn is fairly decent with reasonable rates, but it leaves a lot to be desired in the way of special services. If you want to shop at Ikea, its worth the drive. If not, do not bother.