This Just In: Michael Symon's B Spot, Among Others, Coming to Portage Crossing

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 yet another major retailer, which will be more than double the size of the Giant Eagle store.”

The 400,000 sq. ft., $60 million retail space , which will be located on a 28-acre parcel off State Road and Portage Trail, is set to break ground this June, said Robert Stark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stark Enterprises.

“All of these announced establishments share our vision of what the marketplace will become – bustling streets filled with the most popular national and regional retailers and dining establishments,” he stated.  “This is only the beginning of many exciting announcements yet to come.”

What other retail stores and restaurants would you like to see at the new Portage Crossing development?

Jack Kelly April 14, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Have you ever eaten at any of Michael Symon's establishments? Or were you just more interested in spouting off and putting your stupidity on display for all to see?
Jack Kelly April 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Why don't you ask the folks who run Au Bon Pain?
Jack Kelly April 14, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Do most of you know ANYTHING about business whatsoever? Clearly the answer is "no".
Oscar Odom April 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM
It really is sad to see all those hoping for a Legacy Village/Crocker Park type facility. This will be another cookie cutter, suburban, run of the mill shopping center. Any hopes of it falling the other way were dashed when Pet Supplies Plus and Giant Eagle are listed as "Coming Attractions" . This really will wind up being no more than Stow Shopping Center-East when all is said and done. I was hoping for the best along with everyone else, but was fully prepared for this result.
Stephanie Davis October 25, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I'm really happy to see that they are bringing life back to that abandoned lot and excited that it will generate more traffic. However, it sounds like this is beginning to look like another Chapel Hill area. All that's missing is an Applebee's and Olive Garden. We need more places like the Blue Door Cafe. Local feel and quality food.


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