Friday, March 1, 2013
A lease is still a few months away, broker says
Several retailers are still interested in moving into the former Borders site in Strongsville, but a lease has not been signed, a broker for the plaza said. Harvey Kay of Kay Brokerage & Consulting said the negotiations continue. "We haven't decided on anyone yet," Kay said. He said he does not expect to sign a lease for another 60 to 90 days. But he said interest is still high in the former bookstore on Royalton Road. Last August, Earth Fare announced it had signed a lease for the vacant 27,000-square-foot Borders store. But a few weeks later, U.S. Bank filed a foreclosure action in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against the owner of the shopping center. The foreclosure appeared to impact the deal with the North Carolina-based Earth…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville in the last few days
A wrap-up of top Strongsville Patch headlines this week: Earth Fare in jeopardy? -- The healthy grocery store announced it had signed a lease, but has made no move to renovate the former Borders store. Old Carolina delayed -- The barbecue restaurant missed the Dec. 1 opening it had hoped for. Police warn of pickpockets -- So far, one incident has been reported, but certain people will be vulnerable this holiday season. School bond issue passes -- It's still subject to a recount next week, but with all the ballots tallied, Issue 116 has been approved by a narrow margin. Mike Dovilla re-elected -- It's also subject to a recount, but the new vote count shows the incumbent 7th District state rep has retained his seat.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville in the last few days
A wrap-up of the biggest headlines in Strongsville this week: 1. New grocery store coming -- Earth Fare announced it has signed a lease to move into the former Borders store. 2. Suspicious fires -- Police are investigating whether two fires on Collier Drive are related to three incidents in March in which cars were set on fire. 3. J. Jill opens -- A national women's clothing chain moves into SouthPark Mall. 4. Income tax boost -- An expansion of Vitamix into Strongsville will bring about 350 jobs here and become the city's sixth-biggest employer. 5. Drug trial set -- A trial has been set for October for the owners of the former Twilight Boutique on felony drug charges.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Healthy supermarket is interested in Strongsville, but no official word yet on whether it will open here
Rumors about Earth Fare opening a store in Strongsville will stay just that -- rumors -- for a while longer. A company spokeswoman said there are no definite plans here. "I’m not able to confirm and deny the rumors you have heard, but we are interested in the Strongsville community, but don’t have anything finalized at this time," Kristi Kanzig, assistant director of marketing, said in an email to Strongsville Patch. Earth Fare operates 21 stores in six states -- including Fairview Park and Fairlawn -- and offers natural foods like local and organic fruits and vegetables. The store also has a full-service meat, poultry and fish department. It does not carry any items containing high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, artificial colors and …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Here's what happened in town over the last few days
Here's a round-up of the biggest headlines in Strongsville Patch this week: 1. Homes in foreclosure -- 13 houses are scheduled for sheriff's sale in July. 2. Old Carolina Barbecue moving in -- A local restaurant chain will open its seventh location on Pearl Road. 3. UFO sightings -- A national database has reports of strange flying objects in the area. You can report your own unusual sightings today in Brecksville at the Cleveland Ufology Project's Disclosure Day. 4. Borders tenant -- Still no official word on who is moving into the Royalton Road store, but negotiations are continuing and rumors are flying. 5. Pearl Road widening off and running -- The city continues its fast pace on the project to add new lanes to Route 42 south.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Nine months later, negotiations continue for a replacement
Nine months after Borders went out of business, the Royalton Road store remains vacant -- even though a potential tenant has been in negotiations for the site since January. Economic Development Director Brent Painter said he is "still waiting to hear" that a lease has been signed. "The realtor is still in negotiations with an end-user," Painter said this week. That user has long been rumored to be Earth Fare, an Asheville, N.C.-based chain that calls itself a "healthy supermarket." The company confirmed in March it is eyeing Strongsville for a location, although it would not specify that it was looking at Borders. "We are interested in Strongsville and looking in the area, however we do not have plans finalized as of yet," Anastasia …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Store confirms it is looking to open here
Earth Fare, an Asheville, N.C.-based chain that calls itself a "healthy supermarket," is looking to open a store in Strongsville, a company spokeswoman said. The confirmation comes after weeks of speculation that the company is negotiating for the former Borders site. However, the company did not specify that it is looking at Borders. "We are interested in Strongsville and looking in the area, however we do not have plans finalized as of yet," Anastasia Bursenos, a company representative, said in an e-mail. Earth Fare operates 21 stores in six states -- including Fairview Park and Fairlawn -- and offers natural foods like local and organic fruits and vegetables. The store also has a full-service meat, poultry and fish department. It does …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Niche grocer opens second Ohio store in Fairview Park