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Retail plaza to join string of new Boardman projects



Published: Sat, September 8, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m.

By Ashley Luthern

aluthern@vindy.com

BOARDMAN

The uptick in business development in Boardman just keeps going.

“If folks are going to the expense to renovate or build new in Boardman, it speaks volumes, I think, on where the economy is starting to head,” said Trustee Thomas Costello.

The most recent addition is a new retail plaza owned by Chuck Whitman of CTW Development located in front of the Astre Total Fitness & Rehab building on U.S. Route 224, across from Boardman Park.

“Leases are being formulated, and an announcement is coming in the future,” Whitman said.

Zoning Inspector Anna Mamone said all permits have been issued for the plaza, which is expected to have five stores. The plaza’s address will be 362 Boardman- Poland Road, and the project is valued at $728,000, but Mamone said that likely will increase.

This comes on the heels of the announcement of plans for a new hotel on Tiffany Boulevard, expansion of the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Boardman and several other projects, including Cheddar’s Casual Cafe at U.S. Route 224 and Market Street and a new 2,200-square-foot Dunkin’ Donuts at 748 Boardman-Canfield Road, just west of Antone’s Restaurant.

“It certainly appears over the last several months business growth has started again. ...Boardman is the center of shopping, dining and entertainment for the Valley, and this is where the businesses know the people will be,” Costello said.

He also lauded new businesses going into older buildings, such as Aces Fire Grill & Bar, which opened at 1738 Boardman-Poland Road, the former Lone Star; and Cafe 422 (a second location for the original in Warren), which is set to open in the former Rusty’s Southside Grill on South Avenue.

“There was an empty structure that has been put back to good use, and that makes us very happy,” Costello said.

He added that the township works to be business-friendly, especially the zoning and fire prevention offices that enforce development regulations.

“The businesses have to follow the rules, and we try to make it so they understand what they can and can’t do, so they accomplish their goals, and it’s a win-win for everybody,” Costello said.


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1southsidedave(4856 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

This is great news for Boardman.

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2boardmanscoop(2 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

This is a joke what stooge RINO Costello is quoted "
Boardman is the center of shopping, dining and entertainment for the Valley, and this is where the businesses know the people will be,” Costello gimme a break RINO there is nothing left, look at the empty buildings on market street, look at the old bortman maintenance building broken windows facing southern park autoparts and Think the township should site there self on this one. look at the salt dome on market street are there any shingles left on the building? look at the greater bortman plaza how many empty stores do you see?
RINO Costello said "He added that the township works to be business-friendly, especially the zoning and fire prevention offices that enforce development regulations." The The fire prevention nazi causes more business to leave Bortman then stay. The ghetto park mall is going the way of Euclid's Concrete Oasis! Sears isn't even open past 8pm anymore and the mall security service calls that end of the mall the ghetto.

checkout the bortman ghetto map for more information change we can believe in

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/...

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3misterlee(118 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Boardmanscoop (or BS as I feel I should call you for short),
How is private investment in the township a negative thing? Also, how are fire regulations a bad thing? Would you prefer that employees work in potentially lethal conditions? You sound like you're just a conservative who doesn't want to admit that the economy is turning around.
Oh, and your map sucks, you have the Tippecanoe Country Club and the very wealthy neighborhood beside it listed as a "drug area" whatever the hell that's supposed to mean. Stop being so angry and whiny and try to actually do something to fix problems.

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4endthismess(334 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Hey....boardmanscoop...you are such a calcified barnicle...how do you manage to get thru a day???

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