Sure, people complain about what's NOT in Strongsville, but there's no denying the town has been a hotspot for new restaurants in the last year or two.
"We have a nice group of restaurants that have moved into town recently," Economic Development Director Brent Painter noted.
Rosewood Grill, located at the Plaza at SouthPark, is the latest. But if you go back over the last two years, it's surprising how many new eateries -- for dinner or dessert -- have opened in town.
And another dinner spot might be coming. Painter said he has been contacted by a realtor representing "a nice restaurant" that is considering moving to Strongsville.
He can't reveal details, but called it "an upscale restaurant that is looking at the community."
Some other restaurants are now under construction or in the planning stages.
• opened . Owned by Hospitality Restaurants, it 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).
• The , a , opened in June in the former store at Bennett's Corners. It is owned by Jay Bloesinger, who also owns the adjacent .
• opened in March .
• has been filling a fast-food void on Royalton Road since January.
• built a restaurant on Royalton Road at the Plaza at SouthPark that opened in October 2011.
• opened at Plaza at SouthPark.
• Michael Symon's has been a popular destination in The Greens of Strongsville since April 2011.
• frozen yogurt , taking over the space on Pearl Road vacated by Cold Stone Creamery.
• opened this spring in The Greens of Strongsville.
• renovated a space in Ledgewood Plaza for its low-fat, all-natural desserts. It's .
• started in December 2011 in Strongsville Towne Centre.
• came to Strongsville in December 2011 with a store in .
• opened in May 2011 on Pearl Road.
• Great Bear Mountain Pie is coming in September to . It will be the , featuring grilled pocket sandwiches -- a high-end version of the "mountain pies" campers make over an open fire.
• is renovating part of the former Bally's building on Pearl Road into a sit-down and take-out restaurant. It plans to open this fall.
• , is seeking to open next to on Pearl Road.
• on Pearl Road near Whitney Road. The company last month.
• The in Middleburg Heights purchased the site of a proposed daycare center next to on Howe Road for an as-yet-unnamed restaurant.
• A is seeking permission to open in part of the former Hobby Town store on Pearl Road. It was dealt a setback last week when the Planning Commission said it couldn't provide enough parking to operate with seating, but left the door open for it to return as a takeout-only restaurant.