At least 10 new restaurants and food-oriented businesses opened in Strongsville in 2012, as did a half-dozen other retail stores.
Rosewood Grill -- The newest member of the Hospitality Restaurants chain started serving this year at the Plaza at SouthPark.
Barking Bullfrog -- The owner of Master Pizzeria at Bennett's Corners expanded next door with a family oriented sports bar.
DC Pasta -- The Italian eatery opened last spring in the former Palate site on Pearl Road.
Chick-fil-A -- The free-standing fast-food restaurant started serving in January in front on Plaza at SouthPark.
Firehouse Subs -- A franchise of the Florida-based chain opened in the Borders Plaza.
Great Bear Mountain Pie -- The first-of-its-kind restaurant started serving grilled "mountain pie" sandwiches in the food court at SouthPark Mall.
Pholicious -- A new kind of healthy Asian soup stand opened at SouthPark Mall.
And for dessert:
Pure DeLite -- A bakery featuring healthy cupcakes -- made with organic ingredients and less fat -- took over a storefront in Ledgewood Plaza.
Yogurt Vi -- The city's second frozen yogurt shop opened in the Greens of Strongsville, joining Lemonberry.
Menchie's -- The city's third frozen yogurt shop opened on Pearl Road in the site of the former Coldstone Creamery.
Nestle Toll House Cafe -- The first store of its kind in Ohio opened Dec. 19 at SouthPark Mall.
School of Rock -- A performance-based music school came to Pearl Road.
Family Video -- Strongsville was without a video rental store until this one open on south Pearl Road.
Century Federal Credit Union -- The credit union opened a branch on Pearl Road.
Sweet Kiddles Flexible Child Care -- The first-of-its-kind business brought a new kind of day care and babysitting to town.
Design Surfaces Kitchen and Bath -- The company opened a showroom on Pearl Road.
Discount Drug Mart -- The local chain rebuilt the old Vigliucci's Bi-Rite at the corner of Prospect and Royalton roads.
7 Eleven -- The business known for Slurpees took over the conveniences store inside BP at Royalton and Howe roads.
Did we miss any? Please add them in the Comments section.
• Tomorrow, we'll have a rundown of the new stores and restaurants coming in 2013.