REGIONDeBartolo announcesshopping center plan
YOUNGSTOWN -- DeBartolo Property Group, LLC has announced plans to develop a new, 250,000-square-foot shopping center in an area near Macedonia, Ohio, known as the Golden Link corridor. The new project will be directly north of another DPG project, The Crossings at Golden Link, where ground was broken in August. The Crossings is a $20 million, 381,850-square-foot retail center. Owned by Eddie DeBartolo, DPG is a real estate investment group with offices in Youngstown, Pepper Pike, Ohio and Tampa, Fla.
Economic Forecastat Chamber breakfast
BOARDMAN -- The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Economic Forecast Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mr. Anthony's banquet center in Boardman. Michael Bryan, vice president and economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, will share his forecast for 2002. Bryan heads the special Microeconomics and Business Analysis divisions of the Federal Reserve.
NATIONR.J. Reynoldsto buy company
RALEIGH -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings Inc., the second-largest cigarette maker in the United States, announced a deal to buy Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co., the maker of American Spirit cigarettes. RJR said in a statement Thursday that it had offered $320 million in cash for Santa Fe Natural.
Santa Fe Natural's additive-free American Spirit cigarettes are made with organic tobacco. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. brands include Camel, Salem and Winston, as well as More and Vantage.
Vindicator staff and wire reports