Mayor Don Robart confirmed Monday that developer Stark Enterprises is close to finalizing a set of deals that would bring a 10-screen Cinemark movie theatre to the proposed Portage Crossing site, a Menards to Graham Road and a new Get-Go to Portage and State Roads, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Original plans called for Menards and Giant Eagle to anchor Portage Crossing, but plans were sidetracked in November after Stark and Cuyahoga Falls officials were unable to clear room for the proposed 240,000-square-foot, two-story home improvement store when the owner of a nearby Pizza Hut refused to sell his land.
New plans under discussion may lead to the demolition of the Graham Road Giant Eagle to make room for a scaled-back, one-story Menards store.
Under this scenario, a Giant Eagle would then be constructed at Portage Crossing and the Graham Road Get-Go station would be moved to the corner of State and Portage Roads where a Marathon station now stands, according to the Beacon.
Michael Symon’s B Spot Restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt remain in the Portage Crossing project, said Robart.
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