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High-End Giant Eagle Coming to Portage Crossing

The Giant Eagle Market District store is described as a gourmet emporium.

Here's a photo shot inside the new Giant Eagle Market District store in Solon. Photo Credit: Chris Mazzolini
Here's a photo shot inside the new Giant Eagle Market District store in Solon. Photo Credit: Chris Mazzolini

A Giant Eagle Market District store—described as a “gourmet emporium and a traditional food market all under one roof”—will serve as one of the two anchor businesses at Portage Crossing, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Plans are in the works between Cuyahoga Falls officials and representatives from the Pittsburgh-based grocer to bring the 94,000-square-foot, high-end store to the city.

A 40,000-square-foot, 10-screen Cinemark Theatre will act as the other anchor. 

Portage Crossing will be constructed at the corner of State Road and Portage Trail on the site of the former State Road Shopping Center, which was purchased and demolished by the city in 2008.

The land at the site, which was purchased by the city for nearly $4 million, was handed over to Portage Crossing developer Stark Enterprises on Tuesday.

Want to get an idea of what the new Giant Eagle Market District store will look like? Take the virtual tour of one that opened in Solon last week. 

Rich W. August 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Ummmm... Can we get some bulldozers first? I think I speak for a lot of residents when i say I am sick of hearing about this great project and still looking at an eyesore for several YEARS.
Earl Elevant August 15, 2013 at 04:25 PM
It's never been about building it. It's about how much mileage they can get on the self-publicity. Especially if that self-publicity comes *just* before the election. It's $20 million of given away land for some free advertising. It's not Robart's money, so why would he care?
Jimm Motyka August 16, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Let's not forget the obvious topic to this conversation, which is term limits for EVERY elected position in the city. Unless that happens, what you are witnessing will continue to happen.
Jimm Motyka August 16, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Now that "kayaking and white river rafting" are in the city's future, why doesn't the city keep with its fine cultural advances and build a Motel 6? It would make sense to keep showing the world that we aspire to average and nothing more.
Earl Elevant August 16, 2013 at 02:35 PM
White water rafting? On the stream they created by taking out the dams? No way that will happen. Just like the "upscale, destination shopping center" that turned into Fashion Nails and frozen yogurt, the "class 4 rapids" turned into a stream that wouldn't support a paper boat. They may have to clear the leaves out of it so it doesn't back up--similar to a downspout.
Jimm Motyka August 16, 2013 at 06:58 PM
The EPA wanted it and the fake conservative allowed it to happen. Mayor Robama is kowtowing to the NWO once again. He is a great reason for term limits.
Scott Gatrell August 17, 2013 at 07:12 PM
This new patch format is the most user unfriendly site I have ever tried to use from my droid. I think my patch days are done!

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