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The Suburbanite
  • Marc's expands in South Plaza

  • The South Plaza on Waterloo Road will soon have many new store fronts as a new Marc’s store opens.

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  • The South Plaza on Waterloo Road will soon have many new store fronts as a new Marc’s store opens. Marc’s already located in the South Plaza, is moving to the far west end of the plaza to obtain space formally occupied by Tops Friendly Markets. Tops closed all of their Ohio stores in December of 2006, and their former store space in the South Plaza has sat empty up until Marc’s obtained it
    The new 71,500-square-foot Marc’s store will more than double the square footage of the existing store.
    “Customers can expect the new store to feature a complete new fresh look that will make the shopping experience an all-inclusive one stop shop,” said Day Armelli, marketing director for Marc’s.
    New things for customers to look for are a full service fresh cold cut counter, fresh baked bread and pies and made fresh daily rotisserie and pressure fried chicken. The new store will also feature one of the largest dairy and frozen departments within the entire chain.
    “Virtually every department in the store has been expanded to carry a greater selection of products,” said Armelli.
    In addition to the expanded departments, the pharmacy will have a fresh new look and the entire store will feature wider aisles. New automatic belt register checkout lanes have been added to speed-up shopping.
    Marc’s operates 57 stores in Northeastern Ohio.
    OTHER RETAILERS
    In addition to the new Marc’s, several other new businesses are slated to move into the plaza. Big Lots plans to take over the former Marc’s space and Gold’s Gym will take over space formally occupied by Fashion Bug and Wear to Go.
    “We expect Big Lots and Gold’s Gym to open by the end of the year,” said Ilan Konover, director of leasing for Levey & Company. “We are also working with other retailers to fill another smaller space in the plaza along with the former Blockbuster store.”
    Ward 7 Councilman, Donnie Kammer is very excited to see the improvements coming to the plaza.
    “I’m excited to see the progress being made at the South Plaza for residents and the surrounding communities,” said Kammer. “I wouldn’t mind seeing a restaurant chain like Starbucks move into the former Blockbuster building.”
    The South Plaza is located just west of Interstate 77 on Waterloo Road.