What Should Go in Vacant Giant Eagle Store?

If supermarket moves, there will be a prime retail space available

It's a long way off and not a done deal, but if next year, there will be a 60,000-square-foot store to fill next to .

It's way too early to even speculate, but we can't help it. 

What should go there?

Strongsville Patch wants to hear your suggestions. Leave your ideas in the "Comments" box below.

Here's ours: Designer Shoe Warehouse. The closest DSW is at Great Northern Mall, which is almost a half hour away. 

Jeff Poor December 07, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Either a Sam Ash music store who's closest store is in Lynhurst or a Guitar Center music store who's closest stores are in North Olmsted and Fairlawn.
Jeff Poor December 07, 2011 at 02:31 PM
A Michael's craft store but I don't think Pat Catan's would be too happy about that.
Michelle Norton December 07, 2011 at 05:06 PM
I second the motion for a DSW shoe store!
Amy Rini Cormier December 07, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Trader Joe's!!!
Shazia Sajjad December 07, 2011 at 05:36 PM
Yes, a DSW please!
Carrie Bjelanović December 07, 2011 at 05:38 PM
IKEA! but of course would need more space. Closest one is in Pittsburgh (2 hours) or Cincinnati (4 hours).
Candice Panico December 07, 2011 at 06:03 PM
Toys R Us!
Jerrie123 December 07, 2011 at 08:00 PM
1) IKEA 2) Toys R Us 3) Pet Smart
Carrie Bjelanović December 07, 2011 at 08:41 PM
There is a Toys R US in Parma and one in North Olmsted along with a Babies R US. The market would be too saturated I think.
Candice Panico December 07, 2011 at 09:10 PM
They should close the one in Parma, and open one in Strongsville. They would have a lot more business here.
cheryl timko December 07, 2011 at 09:14 PM
The Container Store - closest one is in Columbus DSW Toys r Us
Winston Smith December 08, 2011 at 04:52 AM
A large Men's club, such as "Crazy Horse" but bigger. An indoor Rifle & Pistol range, Steak House, and Internet Cafe-all under one roof! It would be so AWESOME! Think of the jobs/revenew that would create. Heck, I'd live there!
Kelly December 08, 2011 at 05:27 AM
DSW or Trader Joe's!
Kelly Sheredy December 08, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Whole Foods or Trader Joe's would be amazing!
Kat December 08, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Whole Foods! pleeeeeeeeeease!
Ralph December 08, 2011 at 05:47 PM
INDOOR Skateboard Park or Dave & Buster's.
Elaine Taylor December 08, 2011 at 06:43 PM
A Book Store. We're a City of 46,000 people without a book store! Or - The Mustard Seed Market (which has stores in Akron and Solon), or a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods would be great also.
Carrie Bjelanović December 08, 2011 at 07:34 PM
Strongsville already has a bookstore. It is Borders... which is in the plaza across the street from the mall.
Kaey Brey December 11, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Trader Joes or Whole Foods.
Elaine Taylor December 11, 2011 at 08:52 PM
Am editing my previous comment about what should go into the space. After writing the comment, I read an article that Giant Eagle will have the lease on the current property even after they would relocate. It would seem doubtful that they would want to rent the property to a health food store, which would be in direct competition with them. So - we still need a book store!!! Christmas shopping doesn't seem complete without a stop at Border's for books or other items they carried for the holidays. Or for purchasing books all year long. It's a drive to Montrose or Crocker Park to a book store - surely Strongsville can support a book store since I believe we're the second or third busiest Library in Cuyahoga County.
Elaine Taylor December 11, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Unfortunately, Borders in the Panera plaza went out of business many weeks ago when their stores nationwide closed.
Debbie Palmer December 11, 2011 at 09:20 PM
I agree, Elaine. I heard the Strongsville Borders performed well -- it only closed because the rest of the chain went under. Maybe a Barnes & Noble?
Judy Trunzo December 12, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Barnes and Noble
tom m March 02, 2012 at 04:28 AM
yes the toys r us at parmatown looks pretty scary among all those vacant buildings
Janet July 03, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be fantastic!
Karen August 03, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Strongsville needs the following: Whole Foods Market; 1/2 priced bookstore; the exchange; TRU; Pet Smart; IKEA. Take the best of Rocky River; Westlake; Legacy Village; etc., and recreate Strongsville! I already spoke with the owner of Nature's Bin, they'll expand where they currently reside, but never come to Strongsville. We really need to attract these kinds of businesses for our city growth.
MATT COMSTOCK February 01, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Matt Comstock February 01, 2013 at 12:35 AM


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