A national chain that buys and sells movies, games and music, is the latest tenant to sign a lease for a storefront at the renovated Lakewood Plaza.
Representatives from Levey and Company, the plaza’s owner, confirmed with city officials that BuyBacks will be the newest business to open at the plaza — commonly known as Drug Mart Plaza.
Officials from BuyBacks could not be immediately reached for comment.
However, the company’s website boasts that it has the “largest selection of games, Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs and more” for sale. The store also buys back merchandise, noting “we pay you what your stuff is worth, in cash, and on the spot.
“It is this reliable and honest system that keeps our shelves overflowing with great product.”
There are already 17 BuyBack stores in Ohio — eight of those are in Northeast Ohio.
The Lakewood store will be the 18th in the state.
With potentially eight spaces available, the newly renovated plaza is starting to fill up with interested tenants.
In August, pizzaBOGO announced plans to move into the space just to the west of Radio Shack.
That was just a couple days after Quaker Steak and Lube had finished construction of its new location and opened its doors on Detroit Avenue.
The new BuyBacks store will be located next door to the Quaker Steak and Lube.
Several tenants left the plaza before the $3 million renovation began — the only ones remaining are Radio Shack and plaza anchor Discount Drug Mart, which is wrapping up its exterior renovation.
“We’re getting pretty close to getting this leased up,” David Berkovitz, the director of project management for Levey and Company, recently told Lakewood Patch. “Tenants are interested, and I think that speaks to the quality of this project.
"We’re excited about this. We have a lot of interest on the leasing front.”