Retail Boomed in Strongsville this Year

More than a dozen new businesses opened here in 2012


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.

Other businesses:

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.

Erin Houghton December 31, 2012 at 03:01 PM
World Champion Taekwondo - Took over the old J.K. Kang studio on Pearl Road. Run by Grandmaster Keun Moo Ryu, a 2-time World Champion
Cory B December 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM
More new businesses that opened in Strongsville for 2012. 4Fun – Opened in the Strongsville Towne Centre Adrenaline – Opened at Southpark Mall. Alphagraphics – New larger location on Progress Drive. Asian Express and Sushi – Opened at Southpark Mall. Chicken Wow – Opened at Southpark Mall. Clothes Mentor – Opened in the Strongsville Towne Centre. Crimcheck – Opened in the Foltz Business Pkwy., 40 new quality jobs! Dynamic Fitness Group – Opened in the former Ethan Allen space at Southpark Mall. Elevated Fitness Center – Opened in the former Bally's Fitness Spot on Pearl Rd., Strongsville's first 24/7 fitness center. Fantastic Sams – Opened in the Strongsville Towne Centre. Floral Elegance – Opened at 12980 Pearl Rd. Francesca's Collection – Opened at Southpark Mall near the center court. Green Spa – Opened at Southpark Mall. HDI Landing Gear – Opened in the Foltz Business Pkwy. Ideal Image – Opened in the Greens of Strongsville. J. Jill – Opened at Southpark Mall, located on the lower level. Knowledge Points – Opened in the Staples Plaza. Patisserie 42 Bakery – Opened at 16888 Pearl Rd. Paul Davis Restoration – Opened at 17910 Pearl Rd. Pure Health & Fitness – Opened at 13281 Prospect Rd. Sally Beauty Supply – Opened in the Greens of Strongsville. Sarah Care - Opened at 11303 Pearl Rd. Sola Salons – Opened at 16747 Pearl Rd., in the Royal shopping center. Spa 7 – Opened at 14308 Pearl Rd.
Cory B December 31, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Continued.... Strongsville Family Dentistry – Opened at 20886 Drake Rd. Strongsville Seafood – Opened in the Staples Plaza. Taco Bell – Opened at Southpark Mall. Thomas Cooke Photography – Opened at 17253 Pearl Rd. Top Driver – Opened at 14780 Pearl Rd., Suite 202. Vitamix – New Strongsville plant, over 300 new quality jobs. Wicked Sugar Boutique – Opened on the corner of W. 130th and Albion. Windsor – Opened at Southpark Mall. There were also numerous business expansions including Fiat of Strongsville, Medical Mutual, Mulligan's Bar & Grill, Precision Production, SGL Group, Sentro Tech, & Trepke Eye Care Center.


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