Bulldozers begin demolishing one of two former Dillard’s department
stores at Westgate Mall in Fairview Park Monday. No date has
been set for when the mall will close for good, said William
Fullington, spokesman for Westgate’s owner, the Richard E. Jacobs
Group. Some interior stores still want to remain open, he said,
and the Jacobs Group is trying to accommodate them. However,
several stores will reportedly close by the end of the month.
In May, the Jacobs Group announced plans to redevelop the site,
which will still be called Westgate, with 50 to 60 specialty
shops and restaurants joining the existing Kohl’s store and
an unknown number of additional major anchor stores. (Photo
by Larry Bennet)
pushing amendment toward ballot
WESTLAKE Opponents of Mayor Dennis Clough
and incumbent council members plan to present council Thursday evening
with petitions for a charter amendment which would reduce the city’s
property taxes from 8.7 mills to 5.9 mills.
million senior housing project planned
NORTH OLMSTED Catholic Charities of Cleveland
is planning a $13 to $14 million gem of a senior housing project
for the city on Lorain Road. Officials said Emerald Village, with
130 units for both independent and assisted living, will be located
adjacent to the Church of St. Clarence.
of the Rise breaks ground for youth center
local congregation broke ground Sunday for a $2.5 million youth
center, which will feature an Internet café, a coffee shop,
a video game room, a rock climbing wall, and classrooms where students
can get professional tutoring.
makes summer even sweeter
in Westlake has introduced a new "mini yum" menu, a selection of
small desserts priced at $2.49 each, for those who want just a taste
of something sweet after enjoying a light, warm weather meal.
Restaurant critic Cynthia Schuster-Eakin gives her review.