The former Bally Total Fitness building, which has stood vacant since the gym closed in June 2009, is getting two new tenants.
A business called Elevated Fitness is planning to open a small workout facility on the upper floor of the building, 14783 Pearl Rd. The company has not yet sought an occupancy permit from the city, but has hung a sign on the building.
Kumo Japanese Seafood Buffet, an all-you-can-eat Japanese-Chinese-American restaurant, is seeking to occupy 9,000 square feet on the lower level. currently has a location on Ridge Road in Parma.
The Strongsville Bally's was one of 47 to close nationwide as part of the Chicago-based company's Chapter 11 restructuring.
"It's a very positive thing," Strongsville Economic Development Director Brent Painter said. "It's a tough vacancy, and it's going to be filled."