New Stores, Restaurants Coming in 2013

A look ahead at retail in Strongsville this year


It's only Jan. 1 and there are already more than a dozen new businesses gearing to open or build here in 2013.

Two Grocery Stores

Market District -- Giant Eagle is grading land for its new grocery store on Pearl Road and hopes to open next fall.

Earth Fare -- The healthy supermarket said it will take over the former Borders store, although the company has been very quiet about its plans since the announcement.

Places to Eat

O'Charley's -- The restaurant hopes to build at Pearl and Whitney roads.

Papa John's -- Strongsville's newest place for a slice is expected to open Jan. 6.

Old Carolina -- The opening of the barbecue restaurant has been delayed, but it should be serving up pulled pork sandwiches soon.

Wine Bar -- An as-yet-unnamed wine bar and small-plate restaurant is expected to open this spring on Pearl Road. 

Howe Road -- A company called Craft Brew Inc. purchased the site of a proposed daycare center next to SouthPark Mall and said it would build a restaurant with outdoor patio.

Other Businesses

Architectural Justice -- The Medina-based company is renovating an old gas station on Pearl Road for a home design showroom with small indoor and outdoor eating areas.

Dynamic Fitness -- A small fitness company has turned the former Ethan Allen store at SouthPark Mall into an upscale, full-service gym. It opens Jan. 2.

Sheetz -- The company wants to erect a gas station and car wash at Whitney and Pearl.  

Fifth Third Bank -- The bank is building a new branch on Pearl Road in front of the MetroHealth offices.

Head Over Heels Gymnastics -- The Prospect Road gym will move into the former Bounce City site.

Quality Catering -- A local company bought two adjacent parcels on Pearl Road at Whitney Road and will market it to a developer.

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Matthew M January 01, 2013 at 02:20 PM
I'm pretty sure Earth Fare backed out of there original agreement.
P January 01, 2013 at 05:27 PM
thats what I heard when I asked someone working at one at Westgate,said building had back taxes on it
Lisa January 05, 2013 at 02:22 PM
This is exactly what I have been saying about Strongsville businesses...out of all that they listed new, 98% are all garbage! I mean come on...more yuppy waste of space stores/businesses, home design showroom with eateries..really? Wine bar with small plate restraurant, gymnastics, let's not forget politically correct, EPA lover's delight Earth Fare..expensive and can get organic in Giant Eagle....such a waste of space, Strongsville never has been city for good shopping or fun places to do things and friendly on the pocket places! I predict most will not last two year's here!
Jean Williams January 05, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Lisa you seem to be all over the dial on this !!! What would you suggest move into the city


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