The Snider Company announced earlier this week that Marc’s would be replacing Brecksville’s soon-to-be-closed Giant Eagle.
Readers’ reactions to the news have been plentiful, but mixed. As of Friday afternoon, more than 180 votes had been cast in our poll. Most—47 percent—were against the store opening in Brecksville, but another 37 percent were thrilled.
Here’s a quick look at some of the comments:
Brett Wilms: As a current Marc's shopper, I really look forward to being within walking distance of their new store. Heinen's meets my higher-end grocery needs, so I am happy with a more budget friendly option to take Giant Eagle's place.
MWest: Marcs will do fine. Not everyone wants to pay the high prices that go with the Heinen's image. Plus for basic staples, prices are often far lower than grocery stores. Watch---lot will be full.
Jay Moldovanyi : This is a disappointment for Brecksville. Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would have been more in keeping with Brecksville's demographics. Seriously, with Heinen's across the street, how many people will buy their groceries at Marc's?
kenneth maresh: I would have preferred Trader Joes, or a Buehlers, but I have to agree that a bird in the hand is better than an empty store. Brecksville will NEVER have a big box store, not at the VA; not anywhere, as long as we have the current, very diligent administration in Brecksville.
A.J. Smith: I hope the Snider Company and the new Marc's management team can do a better job cleaning their store and the outside sidewalk and parking areas. Historically, Marc's stores fall short on the attractive factor and you could turn a blind eye on the mess to get a good deal but this one is in "my" backyard! We all thought that expensive renovation would bring a different sort of tenant. At least they are locally owned and I won't have to drive into that traffic nightmare west of 77!!
We also had a few lively conversations on our Facebook page.
Questions have also come up from readers. Here are a few of the common ones. You can add yours in the comments, and I’ll work to get them answered.
- How will Marc’s and the Brecksville Town Center deal with the parking lot?
- Will this Marc’s accept credit and debit cards?
- Will Marc’s have a pharmacy or a diner?
- Why are there so many Marc’s stores in the area?