New Restaurants Lining Up for Strongsville
At least seven new eateries are planning to open here
The city could have four or five new places to eat this year, with two others on the way next year, according to proposals from restaurants.
• The Barking Bullfrog, a family oriented bar and grill, is only a few weeks away from opening in the former Video Express store at Bennett's Corners. It is owned by Jay Bloesinger, who also owns the adjacent Master Italian Pizzeria. He promises "real good food and a fun atmosphere."
• Rosewood Grill is planning to open in July in the Plaza at SouthPark. Owned by Hospitality Restaurants, it will be modeled after the Rosewood Grill in Hudson. Its sister restaurants are Cabin Club (Westlake), Salmon Dave’s (Rocky River), Blue Point Grille (downtown’s Warehouse District), Thirsty Parrot (Gateway District) and Delmonico’s Steakhouse (Independence).
• Pure DeLite Cupcakes is renovating a space in Ledgewood Plaza for its low-fat, all-natural desserts. The shop uses whole wheat flour, organic pure cane sugar, organic butter (but just a small amount), organic egg whites, and local and organic fruits and vegetables.
• Great Bear Mountain Pie is coming in August to Westfield SouthPark. It will be the first restaurant of its kind, featuring grilled pocket sandwiches -- a high-end version of the "mountain pies" campers make over an open fire.
• Blue Banyon, a wine bar and 50-seat small-plate restaurant, is seeking to open next to A Taste of Excellence on Pearl Road. The Planning Commission reviewed preliminary plans this month, but the developer needs a zoning variance to continue.
• O'Charley's has said it wants to build a restaurant on Pearl Road near Whitney Road. The future of that property is still unsettled, but if things go smoothly, O'Charley's could open next year.
• The owner of the Blue Snapper in Middleburg Heights said he plans to buy the property next to Westfield SouthPark on Howe Road -- where a daycare center was once being built -- for an as-yet-unnamed restaurant.