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Sick of catching flicks at Chapel Hill?
Well, it appears a movie theater is in the works for the proposed Portage Crossing development, according to a Nov. 12 Cuyahoga Falls City Council agenda.
In the agenda, city officials put forth new legislation asking for an amendment to the existing Portage Crossing contract.
As it stands, details are scarce, other than the ordinance asking, “to provide for a movie theater to be part of the development.”
The legislation was introduced at Monday’s Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting, but not discussed.
Council will publicly review the ordinance at its Nov. 19 meeting.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, “city officials and the developer are staying mum about whether that could mean Menard’s or Giant Eagle, the previously announced anchors, might no longer be in the project.”
On Oct. 31, Patch corresponded via email with Cuyahoga Falls Development Directorwhere she hinted at possible changes to the project, writing, "(Stark Enterprises is) already engaged in the process of closing and things are going well. There are some positive changes in the works that the developers are currently working on but that are not yet finalized, and therefore, not able to be announced.”
As it stands, Portage Crossing is a one-phase, 400,000-square-foot project, which is expected to cost around $60 million.
Menards, Giant Eagle, Michael Symon’s B Spot, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and Pet Supplies Plus have reportedly signed on, according to Robert Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises.
Plans call for construction to begin where the former State Road Shopping Center once stood at the corner of Portage Trail and State Road; however, the project has been delayed several times as plans continue to be retooled.
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