Saturday, December 15, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls officials have remained mum on the details of the proposed retail project; however, Cinemark's website could offer a big clue on what's to come.
Under the "Grand Openings" section of its website, Cinemark has posted news that a 10-screen movie theatre is headed to Cuyahoga Falls. Could this be the same theatre city officials alluded to during a Nov. 19 City Council meeting? Cuyahoga Falls Development Director Sue Truby and Cinemark couldn't be reached Friday to offer a definitive answer. Over the last several weeks, Mayor Don Robart and his staff have remained mum on Portage Crossing as they work with developer Bob Stark, of Stark Enterprises, to finalize the proposed $60 million retail project. However, Robart did recently indicate an announcement may come sometime in December. Read on: Portage Crossing Announcement Delayed; Menards Reportedly Stricken From Contract
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
If all goes as planned, Stark Enterprises will break ground on Portage Crossing this summer, but Councilwoman Carol Klinger is displeased over the plan to move Giant Eagle one block from Graham Road to the new retail center.
On Monday, the Falls City Council approved a measure, 10-1, giving Robert Stark more time to purchase city-owned land for the planned Portage Crossing development. Stark, owner and CEO of Stark Enterprises, asked for the extension while he finalizes leasing agreements and works to sign on eight to 12 more tenants that will occupy the remaining 10 percent of the outdoor retail center. As it stands, Menards and Giant Eagle will act as the anchor stores for the 400,000 sq. ft. development, and will be joined by the likes of Michael Symon’s B Spot, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Panera Bread and Pet Supplies Plus. Of the 11 council members, Carol Klinger was the only one to vote against the time extension measure. Before the …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The surprise announcement came at Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls City Council meeting.
Ready for the next big box store in Cuyahoga Falls? Menards, a Wisconsin-based, home improvement retailer, will join Giant Eagle and act as the second anchor store in the much-anticipated Portage Crossing development, said Robert Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises, during Monday night's Cuyahoga Falls Committee meeting. The "prototypical" design calls for a two-story, 236,000 sq. ft. facility, which, formalities aside, will be situated at the northern end of the 28-acre parcel off State Road and Portage Trail, he said. Menards, centered in 13 midwestern states, sells building materials, hardware, electrical, millwork, wall coverings, plumbing and housewares, and features an outdoor garden center, according to menards.com. Monday's news …