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What Type of Business Would You Like to See in Brecksville?

Leave your ideas in the comments.

Economic development is big news in Brecksville—and that it’s something they want to hear more about in 2012.

Economic Development Director Frank LaRose said there are a few areas around town targeted for development in the upcoming future:

  • The land by state Route 82 and Interstate 77
  • The that will be leaving
  • The

So let’s dream out loud a little bit: what type of business would you love to see come to Brecksville?

Maybe it’s a particular kind of restaurant or some retail you think is lacking. Or maybe you see an industry that’s missing from the area. I just want to hear what you’d like to see.

Leave your ideas in the comments!

Cheryl Dolego January 12, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I would love to see a Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, or some other type of major bookstore; I would also like to see a Marshalls, Trader Joe's & Cheesecake Factory.
Kathy Guido January 12, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I think a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be great.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) January 12, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Thanks for your ideas, Cheryl and Kathy! (Although if there was a large bookstore in town, I'd fear for my wallet.) What else would people like to see in Brecksville?
Patty Seneff January 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I would love to see Trader Joes replace Giant Eagle. We could also use a hardware store in town. And Mr Hero would be nice too.
Melissa Garten January 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
For Giant Eagle Replacement I would love to see Whole Foods and for the VA complex I would Home Depot, Target and Kohls
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) January 13, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Keep those ideas coming, everyone! One theme I'm seeing here, on Facebook and on Twitter is that people want another grocery store.
Ray Krause January 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I would like to see a family entertainment venue in the Giant Eagle location.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) January 14, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Interesting idea!
Jay Gardner January 15, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I would like to see a Hardware Store return to Brecksville. Or better yet, a Lowes or Home Depot closer to town center.
Jay Gardner January 15, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I understand that the Shell Gas station is going to be remodeled. I would like to see a new car wash at that location.
Bev Darling January 17, 2012 at 02:41 AM
We would love a better variety of restaurants, both eat in and take out. Also TJ Maxx, Famous Footwear, Game Stop and a doughnut shop that is open all day. A skateboard park would be great for kids and an ice skate park in the winter, perhaps at Blossom.
g January 18, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Art. Why do we have to go into desolate areas to find art stores? A place like the Purple Door that was in North Royalton. Create an art community in a nice community-Brecksville.
tooo_many_shoes February 25, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I would like to see a Mustard Seed, Trader Joe's or Whole Foods in place of the old Giant Eagle. A total re-developement of the VA hospital area into a green space, campus-type office complex to include retail, restaurants and office space. Something like First and Main in Hudson except with more attention to layout and landscaping
Meghan Galinas Briggs March 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Nordstrom Rack! A mini-Legacy/Crocker would be awesome in our prime, central location.

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