Monday, November 19, 2012
In an unexpected move, Cuyahoga Falls officials requested for City Council to postpone any discussion on the proposed retail development; however some details were offered on the negotiations between the city and developer Stark Enterprises.
Updated Nov. 19, 11:44 p.m. Those eager to find out what's in store for the proposed Portage Crossing development will probably have to wait until early December. At Monday's meeting, Ward 5 Councilwoman Diana Colavecchio introduced iegislation that would have detailed some of the changes planned for Portage Crossing; however, council members were unable to discuss the ordinance publicly per the request of Mayor Don Robart's administration. The move to table discussion till Dec. 3 came Monday evening as negotiations between the city and developer Stark Enterprises are still ongoing, said Colavecchio. "...Just when you believe the plan is set in stone, another change emerges and that triggers other actions," said Cuyahoga Falls …
Friday, November 25, 2011
There was a midnight rush at Best Buy, but longer hours have stretched out crowds a bit.
The weather outside was not frightful, and for the most part neither was the shopping early Friday. A tour of Fairlawn, Cuyahoga Falls and Stow between 7 and 9 a.m. Friday morning found malls and shopping area busy but not overwhelmed by a crushing sea of humanity and cars. Sherry McCrossin of Cuyahoga Falls, on her second tour of duty Friday morning, said the midnight crowd at Best Buy, 445 Howe Ave., was "crazy." Later in the morning, about 8:30, the traffic was light and the parking lot about half full. By 8 a.m. Friday, the tent city that had sprouted outside the Best Buy was gone. The Target and Kohl's stores on Kent Road in Stow were steady but sane at about 8 Friday morning. Summit Mall in Fairlawn was much the same at 7:30: Busy …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Mayor Robart says the corner location is a key parcel for redevelopment.
The vacant BP gas station at the corner of State Road and Portage Trail will soon vanish. The city announced it purchased the property Fri., Sept. 9 in order to prepare it for the ground breaking of Portage Crossing, a retail and business complex to be constructed by Stark Enterprises. "Due to its great, visible location, this corner is a key parcel for the redevelopment of the new Portage Crossing retail project," Mayor Don Robart said, in a press release. The parcel was purchased for $885,000, a shared expense between the city and Stark Enterprises (each paid half). "We will now aggressively pursue the demolition of the property,” Susan Truby said, director of development, "in order to prepare the property for groundbreaking." Moving …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Stark Enterprises reports leasing talks taking place, outlines timeline for groundbreaking.
The developer who plans to revamp the former State Road Shopping Center site reported progress to Cuyahoga Falls City Council Monday night to clear the air of rumors that the project has stalled. Stark Enterprises Chief Operating Officer Steve Rubin said the company is now in the process of negotiating lease documents and letters of intent for 12 to 13 tenants at Portage Crossing. As for the north and south anchor tenants for the commerce and community center, one is in leasing negotiations, while the other has only submitted its letter of intent. Rubin said the public will soon find out which shops and businesses plan to move in. “Our goal is to make announcements about our tenants roster not later than Labor Day,” Rubin said. “We still …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Q&A with Woodridge graduate Jessie Greene-Hill.
Name: Jessie Greene-Hill School: Woodridge Class: 1998 Occupation: Artist/Jeweler, Owner, Jessie’s Jewelry, Put-in-Bay, Ohio What was your career path leading up to your current job? It was always to be a jeweler, and to make jewelry, since I was 13. I went all through high school focusing on the arts. What does your job entail, and what is your career goal? My job entails custom jewelry, production, stone-cutting, there’s a lot of different techniques I use. But it also entails business, dealing with customers, maintaining a retail space, keeping everything fresh, finding new inventory, designing new things, marketing and finding new customers. My goal is to expand my production because right now I can’t produce enough for my demand. I’ve…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The roundup of the latest local news across Northeast Ohio for Feb. 24.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Development Eyed for Vacant Auto Dealerships Clague Company Takes Theater Out To The Community VIDEO State of the City Address: Falls “Poised for Greatness in 2011” Big Trucks, Pedestrians Don't Mix, Official Says
Monday, February 14, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
Here's a roundup of the region's top stories for Monday, Feb. 7.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Stow Officer's Funeral Wednesday UPDATE Stow Police Officer Jon Bastock of Cuyahoga Falls Passes Away Council Urges State to Renew Preservation Tax Credit Former Rite Aid Store Gets New Tenant
Thursday, February 3, 2011
No one was injured during the incident.
The Stow Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire at the Wal-Mart on Hudson Drive at 6:46 a.m. today. The store is open 24 hours a day, but no one was injured, said Fire Captain Steve Groves. "A leaky roof caused their uninterruptible power supply to arc and a very small fire broke," said Groves. "It was extinguished with a portable fire extinguisher." There is "minimal damage" to the store, but Groves said it could be costly because the fire damaged the power supply for most of the computers and cash registers in the store. Wal-Mart was closed after the fire, but reopened around noon today, a store employee said.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
The retail chain will close its doors for good in March.
After 11 years in the Stow-Falls Center Plaza, Sears Hardware and Appliance will close in March. Located at 835 Graham Rd., the store began a liquidation sale Jan. 15. It will continue until March 20, the tentative date when the store will close, said Kim Freely, Sears Holding Corp.'s communications director. The store is closing because the corporation is not renewing its lease for the property. Sears will turn the store over on March 31, at which point all items not yet sold will be turned over to a liquidator, she said. The 33 store associates employed at that location were notified of the closing at the beginning of the month. Although those associates will be apprised of openings at other locations, they would be required to apply for…