Menards Signs On To Portage Crossing
The surprise announcement came at Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting.
Ready for the next big box store in Cuyahoga Falls?
Menards, a Wisconsin-based, home improvement retailer, will join Giant Eagle and act as the second anchor store in the much-anticipated Portage Crossing development, said Robert Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises, during Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls Committee meeting.
The "prototypical" design calls for a two-story, 236,000 sq. ft. facility, which, formalities aside, will be situated at the northern end of the 28-acre parcel off State Road and Portage Trail, he said.
Menards, centered in 13 midwestern states, sells building materials, hardware, electrical, millwork, wall coverings, plumbing and housewares, and features an outdoor garden center, according to menards.com.
Monday's news follows last week's announcement that Michael Symon’s B Spot, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Pet Supplies Plus had all signed into the retail space.
With the newest acquisition, Stark said 91 percent of the 400,000 sq. ft., $60 million project has been leased.
Before construction begins on Menards and Giant Eagle, City Councilman Jerry James said each new big box store will most likely go through the Planning Commission and City Council to review design plans and receive final approval.
Stark Enterprises is set to break ground this June. The one-phase construction plan has a projected spring 2014 completion date.