Readers took to the comment boards after news broke that Michael Symon's B Spot might back out. What do you think about the present state of the project?
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Developer Stark Enterprises has confirmed new businesses have signed onto Portage Crossing with many more business deals in the works.
Good news is, several new businesses have either signed on, or are close to finalizing deals with developer Stark Enterprises for the proposed Portage Crossing marketplace. Bad news is, Michael Symon's B Spot and Panera Bread might be walking away from the project. At Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting, Stark Enterprises COO Steve Rubin offered a glimpse at the site plan, saying Best Cuts, Cinemark, Fashion Nails, Giant Eagle and Pet Supplies Plus had officially signed onto the project. Aladdin's Eatery, Chipotle and Huntington Bank had signed letters of intent, meaning negotiations have commenced and lease documents are being drawn up, said Rubin. There is also at least eight yet-to-be-named businesses or restaurants in…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Robart says the city expects to break ground on the $40-60 million Portage Crossing project this spring
Mayor Don Robart helped CuyahogaFalls.Ohio.com celebrate one year in the business by weighing in on a couple important issues in the city right now. The community newspaper asked the mayor about the progress with Portage Crossing project, which will bring a slew businesses — including a state-of-the-art Giant Eagle and 10-screen movie theater — to the area of Portage Trail and State Road. "Menards will technically not be a part of Portage Crossing, we are very much anticipating this major retailer to be in very close proximity to the new development," he told the paper. Original plans for Menards and Giant Eagle to anchor Portage Crossing were sidetracked in November after Stark was unable to clear room for the proposed 240,000-square-foot…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Cuyahoga Falls Development Director Sue Truby weighs in on the proposed retail project.
A Cuyahoga Falls official confirmed Thursday that developer Stark Enterprises is still 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 Trail and State Road. In a Jan. 31 email to Patch, Cuyahoga Falls Development Director Sue Truby said the deal could be finalized any day now and is "optimistic" about the project. Original plans for Menards and Giant Eagle to anchor Portage Crossing were sidetracked in November after Stark was 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…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Read the letter and tell us what you love about Northeast Ohio.
Chef Michael Symon, who's bringing a new B Spot to the upcoming Portage Crossing development, showed a little emotion and a lot of Northeast Ohio pride in a touching love letter to Cleveland. The letter appeared in the The Huffington Post on Wednesday. Raised in North Olmsted and a graduate of Lakewood's St. Edward High School, he reminisces about places all over the area: I remember when I was young and I would spend my entire weekends with you and my grandfather: heading to the Eastside and staying with my grandparents; taking the rapid Downtown; shopping at the Westside Market with all its fabulous aromas of smoked meats and baked breads. It is here I found my true love for food, for going to the historic Terminal Tower to pick up my …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The much-anticipated 400,000-square-foot, $60 million project will break ground in June, and more announcements are coming regarding other retailers and restaurants which are set to join the new marketplace.
It appears the best way to a shopper’s heart is through their stomach. On Thursday, Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Robart announced the first six restaurants and retailers to be incorporated within the much-anticipated Portage Crossing development. They include: Michael Symon’s B Spot, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, a 92,000 square foot Giant Eagle and Pet Supplies Plus. Symon’s popular joint, with locations in Strongsville, Westlake and Woodmere, will feature gourmet burgers and brats and a one-of-a-kind lineup of draft beers. “These six retailers represent approximately 26% of the total retail project, said Robart in a prepared statement released on Thursday. We are very close to finalizing an agreement with …