New businesses at The Shoppes at Parma see delayed opening

Anticipate! Not Just Renovated! Shopping, Dining, Gathering! Arriving 2015!


Of course, even the cynics in Parma were probably excited when Phillips Edison & Company unveiled their big plans to revitalize the dying Parmatown Mall.  The investment, expected to be somewhere between $56M to $75M, was to completely transform the existing commercial center.

“We are not just sprucing up the property with new paint and signage,” said Roy Williams, a Phillips Edison senior vice president. “We are recreating an existing shopping center into something that will be totally different from what had been there is the past. That takes a significant investment that we are willing to make because we know it will be a success.”

Adding to the excitement was Mayor DeGeeter’s forward-thinking initiative  — forming his Town Center Task Force — to develop new ideas along with an action plan for the new Parma City Center. But now, with the current pace of redevelopment, area residents may not see much until 2016 or even 2017. And while we patiently wait for Mattress Firm, Panera Bread, and Fast Eddie’s to open at The Shoppes at Parma, originally slated to open months earlier, one can’t help but wonder – what other businesses are on the way? And why haven’t more announcements been made? Something to think about…


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