SHAKER HEIGHTS, OHIO – The city and RMS just learned Wednesday that Fresh Market, located in the Van Aken Center, is closing and they will abandon their plans to break ground at the former Qua Buick location in 2016.
According to a news release from the city, the grocery chain was purchased by Apollo Global Management LLC on April 27, 2016. Since that time, The Fresh Market leadership has worked with RMS and the City to gain site plan and Architectural Board of Review approval for the new store.
However, the release noted, the Fresh Market’s new owner instead chose to abruptly close the Shaker Heights store and abandon the Cleveland market altogether. The Shaker store is one of over a dozen store closings and canceled openings by the new ownership team as they assess their brand strategy, according to the news release.
The city stated that “The Fresh Market’s decision in no way affects RMS’ plans for the Van Aken District phase one development.
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