Friday, November 30, 2012
Here's the latest on Old Carolina Barbecue
Representatives from Old Carolina Barbecue said they planned to open their Strongsville restaurant by Dec. 1, but construction problems have gotten in the way. Joe Cole, superintendent for Veteran Development and Construction, said trouble with the electrical system has delayed the opening. He problem, he said, is beyond his control. He said this week he couldn't offer a guess on when the restaurant will open. Ray Hull, general manager of the Strongsville store, said in mid-November he was planning for renovations to the space -- part of the former Bally's building at 14783 Pearl Road -- to be done before Dec. 1. "We want to get the holiday traffic," Hull said. "We'll be open in time to sell gift cards for the holidays." It will be the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
New sandwich shop is first of its kind in the area
So how does Strongsville like its first Firehouse Subs? Very well, it seems. "It's been great," said franchise owner Matthew Mikola. "People are happy we're here." How happy? "We've had some people come in every single day since we opened and try a different sub each day," Mikola said. The area's first Firehouse Subs opened Nov. 9 at 17250 Royalton Rd., in the former Borders plaza. Mikola said fans who have had the subs in other states "found us right away," and the staff is now introducing Strongsville-area residents to the sandwiches. The restaurant is known for steaming its premium meats and cheeses, piling them on toasted sub rolls and serving them “Fully Involved®” with fresh produce. The authentic firehouse setting is based on the…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's what happened around town over the last few days
A wrap-up of headlines from Strongsville Patch this week: New restaurant to open -- Old Carolina Barbecue is expected to open on Pearl Road by the end of November. Accessory store moving in -- Wicked Sugar will open a fashion jewelry and accessory store on West 130th Street this month. New fitness center opens -- Pure Health & Fitness celebrated its grand opening on Prospect Road. Residents thank city -- In an unusual move, homeowners who complained about the condition of their street return to a City Council meeting to express their gratitude when it's repaired. Police target drunken drivers -- Strongsville officers know when the most dangerous night on the road is in November.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Here's what happened in town in the last few days
A wrap-up of the top news stories in Strongsville this week: Ann Romney visits -- The wife of the Presidential candidate has a rally at the Ehrnfelt Recreation Center. New sandwich shop to open -- The first Firehouse Subs on the west side of Cleveland is set to start serving this week. New wine bar -- A small upscale restaurant and wine-martini bar is seeking to open on Pearl Road. Investigation into custodian's hit list ends -- Strongsville police and school officials close a probe into whether a Strongsville High School employee brought a gun to work and had a "hit list" of people he wanted to shoot. New book on serial killer released -- A Strongsville author has written a book on Anthony Sowell.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Business eyes space next to Taste of Excellence
An upscale wine bar and restaurant is seeking approval to open on Pearl Road. Strongsville's Planning Commission is expected Thursday night to consider conditional use permits for the small restaurant and wine-martini bar at 16888 Pearl Rd., next to A Taste of Excellence. Blue Banyon Inc. has already obtained a liquor permit, according to Lawrence Jaeger, a Strongsville resident who would own the business. Plans call for a 1,944-square-foot restaurant that would seat a maximum of 50 people, and a 649-square-foot outdoor patio for up to 20 people. "I'm excited about it," Jaeger said. "I think it will fill a niche." He envisions it as an upscale wine and martini bar where people will meet after work for a drink and small-plate fare, and a …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Business is renovating space in Borders Plaza
The first Firehouse Subs in the area is tentatively expected to open Nov. 10 in the former Borders Plaza on Royalton Road. The sandwich shop, which is new to the Cleveland area, is also opening at 6232 Mayfield Rd. in Mayfield Heights. Matthew Mikola, franchise owner, said renovation is going well at the store and he is hoping to start serving hot and cold subs on Saturday, Nov. 10. Firehouse Subs will take over the spot vacated by The Steak Escape at 17200 Royalton Rd. There are also Ohio locations in Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati. The restaurant will have more than 70 seats and will offer catering. There are still job openings at the Strongsville store. Mikola said he has about two-thirds of his staff hired, but could use another …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Pholicious is hiring at SouthPark Mall is hiring
Pholicious, an Asian soup restaurant, will soon be the newest restaurant at SouthPark Mall. Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle soup known for its flavorful broth and healthy ingredients. Customers choose a beef, chicken, or vegetarian broth to serve over fresh-made rice noodles, then pick ingredients: beef, chicken (white or dark meat), a seafood mix or a vegetarian medley, each topped with a choice of fresh herbs, vegetables and sauces.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville over the last few days
Here's a rundown of the biggest stories in Strongsville this week: Joe Lynch cleared -- An internal investigation into allegations of verbal abuse and bullying by the Strongsville High School basketball coach wraps up. New restaurant opens -- The first-ever Great Bear Mountain Pie is at SouthPark Mall. Police chief named -- Deputy Chief Jim Kobak will take over the Strongsville Police Department. Most expensive house on the market -- A look at the biggest home for sale in Strongsville. Bill Mason -- A look at the man behind the politician as he leaves the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
New eatery serves up mountain pies at SouthPark Mall
The first ever Great Bear Mountain Pie restaurant opened this week in the food court at SouthPark Mall, offering a grilled pocket sandwich that's a new dining concept here, but may be familiar to campers. Great Bear started turning out its special "mountain pies" on Monday. "Business has been great so far," said co-owner Gary Medved, who created the concept and designed the grill he uses to make the sandwiches. The idea is based on sandwiches campers make over an open fire, putting ingredients between two slices of bread and cooking it in a special press that crimps and seals the edges, toasting the bread while warming the filling. You can try of of the specialty pies, or design your own, choosing from a variety of meats, cheeses and …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here's what happened in Strongsville over the last few days
Here are some of the headlines from Strongsville this week: 1. New restaurant on the way -- Firehouse Subs will open one of its first Cleveland-area franchises in Strongsville. 2. Mad Cactus makeover -- A year after the Retaurant: Impossible chef visited, the owner has returned to the old menu. 3. Break-in at Applebee's -- A bold thief smashes a window, grabs a TV and flees. 4. Car break-ins -- Thieves are again targeting purses in certain parking lots. 5. Payday loan scams -- Some residents are getting calls about cash advances they never authorized or received.