WESTLAKE

Developers plan to demolish the former Marc’s store in the West Bay Plaza across the street from The Promenade at Crocker Park this spring.

The store has been empty since last year when Marc’s, which had been at the plaza for 24 years, moved about 2 miles east to a new plaza on the northwest corner of Detroit and Canterbury roads,

Jack Blackiston, property manager for SITE Centers Corp. of Beachwood, which owns the West Bay Plaza, said he could not comment on who the new tenants of the building might be.

The old Marc’s store consisted of 40,000 square feet. The new structure will feature roughly 29,000 square feet.

Developers have made at least one significant change to the plans presented last year. The building replacing the old Marc's will consist of four retail spaces. That number originally was six.

SITE now plans for total spaces including one large retail space of 18,000 square feet, located roughly in the middle of what used to be Marc’s. The change was made to accommodate a large-size tenant, Westlake Director of Planning and Economic Development James Bedell said, adding he could not name the tenant.

Blackiston declined to comment on the price of the project. He said he assumed construction would take about one year.

Westlake City Council approved plans for the project Dec. 17 with a few conditions including rooftop screening, some changes in elevations and exterior lighting as recommended by the city planning commission, Bedell said.

The plaza, at 30500 Detroit, consists of approximately 15 retailers ranging from a gym to a Japanese restaurant in 150,000 square feet. The plaza has two stand-alone buildings — a McDonald’s and a KeyBank. A Chase Bank will be built and fill a spot between them. Work on the new bank building will begin sometime next year, Bedell said..

The owners started to redevelop the plaza in 2017. The building that once housed a Kmart was razed in 2017 and a new building was erected that houses Fresh Thyme Market and three other stores. The plaza also has Chipotle, HomeSense, Kirkland's, Pet Supplies Plus and ULTA as its key tenants,

Contact this reporter at tcorrigan@westlifenews.com or 440-871-5797.

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