A home remodeling firm that wants to open a showroom at the corner of Pearl and Westwood is seeking to include a small indoor and outdoor cafe.
James Justice said he wants to offer customers pastries and coffee inside the showroom, and also build a 1,752-square-foot courtyard with tables outside, amid the outdoor cast stone displays, with seating for up to 36.
During warm weather, customers could have coffee outside in the morning, and desserts and even small-plate offerings in the evenings, Justice said.
His company, Architectural Justice, which is based in Medina, is seeking to purchase the old Vining's gas station site at 13593 Pearl Rd., in front of the Strongsville police station.
The former gas station has been used by Center Towing.
The Strongsville Planning Commission last week reviewed preliminary plans for the business, which would remodel the former gas station building -- lately used by Center Towing -- and add a second story.
The plans will go before the Board of Zoning Appeals for setback variances and return to the commission.
Justice said he picked Strongsville for a second location because many of his customers live here.
"Strongsville has been a great community for us," he said.
The company is a full-service design and remodeling center, with a 20,000-square-foot showroom at 2462 Pearl Rd. featuring flooring, granite, stone, cabinetry, custom furniture and kitchen and bath products.