Giant Eagle Ready to Break Ground on Market District

New supermarket expected to be open next summer


Giant Eagle is tentatively scheduled to start site work on its  on Pearl Road in mid-October, which puts the supermarket on track to open next summer.

Economic Development Director Brent Painter said the company is hoping to start construction on the building in early 2013. 

Strongsville Golf said on its Facebook page it would close its driving range in October, but did not specify the date.

And Honey Hut Ice Cream, which is also on the site of the Market District store, has already built a new store in Brunswick to replace this one.

Painter said the company expects to start demolishing the structures and grading the site this month, and wants to have the pad ready for the the Market District building in February.

Building construction takes six to nine months, he said.

Market District stores are upscale supermarkets that feature a pharmacy, restaurant, a wide array of prepared foods and specialty departments including cheese, bakery and meats.

Voters agreed in March to rezone a portion of the Strongsville Golf property for the store. 

The company went before the city's Architectural Review Board four times before getting design approval in July. The Planning Commission approved the plans a few days later.

Phil Bishop of Echo Realty said at that time that the company hoped to break ground in September or October.

The new store will open sometime during the summer montns, depending on how construction proceeds during the winter, he said.

"The main focus is to get started this fall and be open next summer," Bishop said.

Dick Satterwaite October 05, 2012 at 05:23 PM
What about the Get-G0 gas station? Is that still in the works?
Debbie Palmer October 05, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Dick, yes, Giant Eagle officials have said they plan to build a Get Go -- they just haven't said yet whether it will be on the Market District site or nearby.
Elaine Taylor October 05, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Have they considered the corner of Drake and Pearl? That little gas station has been there forever but has been closed since the expansion of Pearl Road. There was work being done on the site during the expansion of the road, so the gas holding tanks may or may not be still in the ground there. I'm not urging that they put a Get Go there - only asking if it is a consideration.
Debbie Palmer October 05, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Elaine, that's been the big rumor -- that the Get Go will go at Drake and Pearl. But it's still just a rumor -- no announcements yet.
Judy Giblin October 07, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I hope that the Get Go station will sell diesel fuel too. My fuel perks go unused because my car uses diesel. This is a trend that is growing in new cars and trucks.


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