Saturday, September 1, 2012
The former Giant Eagle store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue will be torn down to make way for a new GetGo gas station.
The demolition permits have been submitted and approved. The bulldozers are standing by. The demolition of the former Giant Eagle grocery store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue is set to begin. The abandoned structure — a grocery store that’s gone by a few names in its history — is gutted and cleared out. Demolition is expected to begin next week. Earlier this year, the plans were approved for a new GetGo, across the street from the grocery store chain's current location. Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition. The building has been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Products may have been contaminated with Listeria.
Giant Eagle is pulling Farmers Market bagged salad and lettuce with a "best by" date of May 12-22 from its shelves. The products may have been contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious -- and sometimes fatal -- illness in children and older people. River Ranch Fresh Foods of California voluntarily recalled the products after learning of the possible contamination. No illnesses have been reported. Click here for a complete list of the recalled Farmers Market products. Giant Eagle is calling customers who may have purchased the products between May 1 and May 18 and asking them to dispose of the lettuce or return it to the store for a refund. For more information, the company is telling customers to call 800-762-7708.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Cleveland Beansprouts' alfalfa sprouts cleared after contamination check.
Nature’s Bin has begun restocking a local Cleveland company’s alfalfa sprouts after its crop was deemed clean from a contaminant by the Ohio Department of Agriculture earlier this week. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last Friday that the ODA had found listeria in a limited supply of Cleveland Beansprouts, Inc.’s sprouts during testing. The FDA announced a recall of Cleveland Beansprouts sprouts, but further ODA tests proved negative, according to Erica Pitchford, a public information officer of the ODA. Nature’s Bin assistant produce manager Kate Link said the store pulled the sprouts from its shelves immediately after the alert was released. Link said Nature’s Bin restocked the sprouts Monday after the government’s …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Lakewood Architectural Board of Review gives the green light to 16-pump gas station — despite dozens of neighboring residents who oppose the project.
It looks new GetGo gas station is coming to the southwest corner of Detroit Avenue and Bunts Road. But not everyone is happy about it. Dozens of residents attended the city’s architectural board meeting Thursday evening, as the board OK’d Giant Eagle’s plan to build a new GetGo gas station at the property it once owned. But the proposal that was first introduced to the board early last month, looks a bit different than the plan that was OK’d on Thursday. Some of the neighbors took issue with the possibility of an environmental impact — and their property values — while others were concerned with noise, fumes and loitering. “We don’t think this was a good idea, pardon the pun, from the get-go,” said Dennis Pehotsky, who lives one home to …
Lakewood residents seem a bit divided on the issue. We thought we’d take one of our unscientific polls to get the scoop.
Judging from some of the comments on the last couple posts on the subject, itseems that Lakewood residents are divided on the issue of the new proposed GetGo gas station on the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. At the city’s board of architectural review meeting on Thursday, most of the dozens of residents in attendance opposed the gas station. We thought we’d get your opinion. So, what do you think?
Thursday, March 29, 2012
About 50 people attend a forum at Lakewood City Hall to discuss the proposal at the southwest corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue.
Dozens of residents filled up the auditorium at Lakewood City Hall on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Get Go gas station at the southwest corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. The plan, recently presented to city officials by Giant Eagle, includes a 16-pump gas station and convenient store on the property that the Pittsburgh-based grocer once owned. Many in the crowd came out Wednesday night to express concerns about the proposal. Specifically, they shared concerns over traffic, pollution and lights from the building. Al Bednarski, who’s lived on Parkhaven Row for more than 30 years, is skeptical of the project. “I don’t like it,” he said. “Who wants a gas station 100 feet from their house? I don’t.” Some other residents attended …
Monday, March 26, 2012
A couple fliers circulating in the neighborhood of the proposed new Get Go gas station at the southwest corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. Public meeting set for Wednesday.
There are a couple pieces of literature circulating around the neighborhood of the proposed new Get Go gas station at the southwest corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. The first — stuck to doors and left on porches — cautions residents about the possible negative effects of a gas station. The flier warns falling property values, pollution, increased traffic and undesirable consequences on local business. This comes after Giant Eagle’s proposal earlier this month to build a 5,600-square-foot brick building, with multiple gas pumps, at the property that it once owned. The city responded with a letter of its own — and an invitation to discuss the issue further, at a meeting set to take place at Lakewood City Hall at 6 p.m. March 28. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Talk of the renovation to the existing store on Detroit Avenue put on hold.
Giant Eagle is looking to plant a new GetGo gas station on the property it once owned at the busy intersection of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. However, plans for a renovation to the existing gorcery store across the street may have to wait. Officials from the Pittsburgh-based grocer presented drawings to the city’s architectural board of review on Thursday. The plans for the property at the busy intersection of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue highlight a 5,600-square-foot brick building, with eight gas pumps, iron fencing and plenty of green space. The GetGo station — unlike the company’s typical gas station — will offer some grocery items, prepared foods, a patio and a Wi-Fi café. The site will also feature bio-retention landscaping, …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Officials from the city and Giant Eagle are expected to meet this week to discuss the Pittsburgh-based grocer’s new plans in Lakewood.
Officials from the city and Giant Eagle are expected to meet this week to discuss the Pittsburgh-based grocer’s plans in Lakewood. According to city officials, Giant Eagle is eyeing its former location across the street on Detroit Avenue for a "prototype store" that would include a new Get Go gas station. The gas station at the corner of Detroit and Manor Park avenues would close. “Preliminary discussions” have also included talk about a major overhaul to the existing store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. Any proposal would first have to pass through the city's Architectural Board of Review. Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Giant Eagle is looking at its former location across the street on Detroit Avenue for a Market District prototype store.
Giant Eagle is eyeing its former location across the street on Detroit Avenue for a Market District prototype store. That’s according to city officials, who said there have been some “preliminary discussions” between the Pittsburgh-based grocer and the city about the future of the company in Lakewood. Giant Eagle sold the property at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition. The building has been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move across the street to 14100 Detroit Avenue. According to city officials, the company is looking to make renovations to the existing store and build a new, “prototype” store — not unlike the one improved in …