What Should Go Here?

Now that CVS Pharmacy has moved into its new location, there’s a big vacancy on Detroit Avenue. Let us know what you'd like to see open there.

The at 15311 Detroit Avenue has moved a block west.

And now the space is vacant.

We thought we’d take the opportunity to find out what Lakewood residents would like to see open at the abandoned location. 

The owners of the property couldn’t be reached for comment, but employees at neighboring businesses said they’ve been told a dollar store is interested in purchasing the property.

Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said he’s heard the rumor, too. However, he added that nothing’s been confirmed.

So, we ask again: What would you like to see at that location? 

Tell us in the comments.

Brandon Scullion May 31, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Why not just make it a space that the farmers markets can use during the spring, summer and fall? Not that the library isn't a good venue but a wide open space is much more appropriate. It could also be a bit of a mixed use space with benches and perhaps a swing set.
Evan Hammersmith May 31, 2012 at 03:05 PM
That space is prime real estate and should be occupied by a stable tennant. Parks do not generate revenue for the city. They're an expense. The farmer's markets are great, but they also don't generate any money directly for the city... I hope it's not a dollar store or another hair salon or consignment shop.
Kathy May 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I am not sure what the size of the old cvs is, but the size of a Trader Joe's is generally anywhere from 8k-12k square feet. If you desire a Trader Joe's in Lakewood, go to their website and plead your case. I already have. I didn't think of this site at the time, but I did urge them to look at the old Ganley at the corner of Grace ave.
Lisa June 05, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Exactly what my husband just said. Like shaker heights market, but better!
Val Mechenbier June 07, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Mitchell's Ice Cream - "The Cleveland Heights High School graduates have always wanted stores in the Heights, Lakewood and Hudson." http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/05/mitchells_ice_cream_honey_hut.html


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