Northeast Ohio News

Northeast Ohio Industrial Market Overview July 09 2020

As the dust settles, data shows that the Northeast Ohio economy continued to expand at a modest pace in 2019. The growth resulted from continuing strength in a few key sectors and waning drags from manufacturing and freight. Construction and...

Industrial Commercial Properties buys Garfield Heights Kmart for $1.4 million July 02 2020

Industrial Commercial Properties buys Garfield Heights Kmart for $1.4 million

J.C. Penney to close Chapel Hill Mall store in April; Canton remains open January 20 2020

The last remaining retail anchor store at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron will close this spring. A spokeswoman for J.C. Penney confirmed Thursday afternoon that the location will shut its doors for the last time in three months.

Downtown hotel sells for $28.2 million STAN BULLARD December 18 2019

The Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Cleveland, 1100 Carnegie Ave., was acquired by MCR, a fast-growing hotel company based in Dallas and New York City, becoming the company's 86th hotel, according to a news release issued Monday, Dec. 16.

Midwest Development Partners picks up pace December 02 2019

In the basement of a three-story building on Murray Hill Road in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood, you'll find the home base of a real estate group that's starting to shape Cleveland's future.

Avenue Tower downtown sells for $15 million October 21 2019

Picking up the mantle for building for-sale condominiums in downtown Cleveland where a prior effort failed, the Geis Cos. of Streetsboro, through St. Clair 12 LLC, paid $15.45 million on Friday, Oct. 4, for the 10-story Avenue Tower and associated...

Solon buyer bags Mayfield Village hotel October 21 2019

The Holiday Inn Cleveland Mayfield, 780 Beta Drive, has been acquired by an affiliate of Spark Hotels of Solon, which plans to undertake a substantial interior and exterior updating of the 108-room hotel with an attached conference center.

Summa Health acquired by Michigan's Beaumont Health July 16 2019

CLEVELAND — Michigan-based Beaumont Health is acquiring Akron’s largest employer, Summa Health, in a deal that will allow for growth and expansion in both Michigan and Ohio, according to a news release issued by both organizations.

Booming? No. But Cleveland's office market remains steady June 20, 2019 | Dan Rafter June 21 2019

The biggest office sale in Cleveland in the first quarter of the year came relatively late: Oaktree Capital Management’s $51.5 million purchase of PNC’s operations at 4100 W. 150th St. But while that transaction grabbed most of the headlines...

Independence looks to fill previously crime-ridden hotel June 12 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The city’s Planning Commission recently rejected a proposal for a change in zoning and eventual renovation of what was once America’s Best Value Inn & Suites on Brecksville Road. The former hotel has been vacant for at...

Rejection of Little Italy project is part of development backlash that could hurt NEO June 03 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some of the hottest urban neighborhoods in Cleveland and similar areas across Northeast Ohio are sick of being revitalized.

Bedrock offers first glimpse into renovated, historic May Co. building May 15 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – On one side of the glass window, a stylish common area and kitchen are flooded with natural light.

Planners say removing Shaker Boulevard is the only way to transform Shaker Square April 26 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Planners are now firmly in favor of re-routing Shaker Boulevard traffic around Shaker Square so its central green space can be enlarged.

Developers pitch plans for neighborhood-style mixed use at former Pepper Pike Beech Brook property April 25 2019

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio -- City Council heard Wednesday (April 24) from representatives of Axiom Development, the group seeking to redevelop the 65-acre, scenic Beech Brook property, which was closed two years ago after having served young people ...

Lakewood close to giving approval for two medical marijuana dispensaries April 15 2019

LAKEWOOD, Ohio -- GTI (Green Thumb Industries) Ohio LLC plans on opening two medical marijuana dispensaries in Lakewood. The Chicago-based company has proposed construction of two RISE stores on undeveloped lots at 11818 Madison Avenue and 18607...

Opportunity CLE must follow through to promote socially beneficial investments in 64 local opportunity zones: editorial March 29 2019

Opportunity CLE has grouped Cuyahoga County's 64 Opportunity Zones into 11 districts it will market to investors. (Opportunity CLE)

Cleveland Clinic building hospital in middle of competitive Lake County market March 25 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland Clinic plans to build a new hospital in Mentor, expanding its presence in Lake County and adding another actor to a crowded healthcare scene there.

Meijer supercenters to open in Avon, Mentor and Stow March 25 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Family-owned Meijer is opening three stores in Northeast Ohio this spring and officials say it’s not your average grocery and merchandise supercenter.

Whatever happened to the 105 Tim Hortons coming to Northeast Ohio? February 27 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Remember the slew of Tim Hortons coffee and donut shops that were supposed to open in Northeast Ohio?

Hawken buys Montessori campus in University Circle for new Mastery School February 19 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Hawken School is taking over the former Montessori high school in University Circle and turning it into a new private high school with a model that’s growing in popularity nationally – teaching classes through student projects...

Could West Side Market’s produce arcade be transformed? Alan Glazen submits plan February 06 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Local business leaders, operating within a non-profit corporation, want to lease a mostly idle wing of West Side Market’s produce arcade and turn the city-owned property into a showcase for local goods and foods.

Brecksville might convert 105-year-old Central School into mixed-use development January 24 2019

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio -- The city might work with a developer to convert the 105-year-old Central Elementary School, on Ohio 82 just west of Brecksville Road, into condominiums or some other type of housing. Other options include condos or apartments...

1st Burntwood Tavern to be built from ground up under way in North Olmsted January 18 2019

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio – The first Burntwood Tavern to be built from the ground up is planned adjacent to the Aloft Cleveland Airport.

Strongsville residents divided over proposed Circle K that City Council rejected; council stays mum January 18 2019

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Nine Strongsville families and a Strongsville business owner, in emails to City Council members last summer and fall, expressed support for a proposed Circle K gas station/convenience mart at the southwest corner of Ohio...

Cleveland developer, denied by voters in May, proposes another senior living campus in North Royalton January 18 2019

NORTH ROYALTON, Ohio -- A Cleveland developer -- whose plan to build a senior-living campus at West Sprague and State roads was rejected by voters in May -- has returned with another senior-living proposal at York Road and West Sprague.

Investors buy 6-acre block at downtown Cleveland’s eastern edge for development, possible corporate HQ January 18 2019

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The recent sale of a city block at the eastern edge of downtown Cleveland points to large-scale development plans in the Superior Arts District, where longtime manufacturing buildings could become a corporate headquarters supporting...