Economic Development & Business Resources
Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce
First Suburbs Development Council
The Economic Development Department serves to attract new businesses to South Euclid while helping current businesses prosper and grow. Please explore the resources below to learn more about South Euclid and our diverse business community. Please contact us for further information on starting or expanding your business in our city.
For the latest information on our current development projects including Cedar Center, Oakwood Commons, and Mayfield & Green, please visit our Current Projects Update Page by Clicking Here.
Economic Development Update:
As South Euclid celebrates its 100th Birthday in 2017, new commercial development continues at a brisk pace. Here is an update on some of the major projects and businesses as we begin a new year:
Oakwood Commons continues to move closer to completion. New additions to Oakwood include TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Burlington Stores, Famous Footwear, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Steak ‘n’ Shake. All of these stores are expected to open soon.
Beginning construction this year at Oakwood will be Season’s Kosher Market. Season’s has locations in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions and this will be their first location in Greater Cleveland. They will be constructing a full-service 20,000sf grocery store and will be a great addition to the center.
When complete, Oakwood will have over 317,000sf of retail space. Of course, Oakwood remains an all green retail center. Developer First Interstate Properties has ensured all new construction conforms to the latest green building standards and techniques.
Mayfield & Green Development (Marc’s Plaza):
Developer DeVille Development has begun construction of the new Marc’s Plaza on the northeast corner of Mayfield & Green. All businesses remain open on the site during construction.
When complete, this 60,000sf plaza will be home to a new Marc’s store. Tenants from the current shopping center including Subway, AT&T, Great Clips, and Just-a-Buck will be moving into the new center. New to South Euclid will be Pet Valu which will also open a store in the new center.
Once the new building is complete this fall, the current shopping center will be demolished. Two outbuildings will be constructed in its place along Mayfield Road, similar to the outbuildings at Cedar Center. Tenants for the outbuildings have yet to be announced. The developer also is actively looking for a tenant for the former Burger King building which may be extensively renovated or demolished and replaced, depending on the eventual tenant.
This year will bring completion to the Cedar Center North development, with the addition of Planet Fitness. Planet Fitness will soon be constructing a 20,000sf two story gym and fitness facility in the space behind Bob Evans, next to GFS. Planet Fitness plans to make the Cedar Center location their flagship facility for Northeast Ohio. The rest of the center continues to thrive with many of the stores outperforming their sales expectations.
Cedar Green Storefront Renovation:
Last year saw the extensive renovation of the shopping plaza at Cedar & Green. The City of South Euclid applied for and received a $50,000 grant from the Cuyahoga County Storefront Renovation Program to help facilitate this project.
The Cedar-Green Center is owned by three different entities and the City worked with the property owners for many years in trying to encourage a renovation project. The funds received from the County Program were the extra incentive that allowed the project to move forward. The owners invested over $300,000 in upgrading and modernizing the storefront, making the shopping center more attractive as a gateway to South Euclid.
New Businesses Update:
This year will also bring many new businesses to the South Euclid community.
Mayfield Road will see new businesses near the Belvoir intersection. Spoto’s Bar & Grill has returned to South Euclid, having recently opened in the former Rummy’s location. Just next door to Spoto’s, Supreme Window & Glass will be opening in the former B&K Bicycle shop. Supreme Window is moving to South Euclid from Cleveland Heights, and is performing an extensive interior and exterior renovation to the space. Riverstone Pub is also now under new ownership and features a new food menu.
Mayfield Road has also seen the recent addition of two other restaurant options, Hibachi One Japanese Restaurant and Fawaky Burst Juice and Smoothie Bar. Fawaky Burst has been a popular food truck and we are happy they have chosen South Euclid for their first storefront location.
On Cedar Road, construction of the new dental clinic continues. The clinic, near the intersection of Cedar and Miramar should open later this spring. We are proud to welcome Dr. Dina Fixler to the South Euclid community, as she makes this major investment.
Work continues on the Telling Mansion. The new Museum of American Porcelain will be opening early this summer, just in time for the South Euclid Centennial. As the museum opens, the Telling Mansion will also be made available for event rentals. Community groups will be able to use the reading room for meetings and the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society will settle into their new home in the gatehouse. The Telling Mansion will be a great asset for the community. We are thankful for the significant investment Richard Barone and his foundation have made to restore the mansion and make it into a regional destination.
South Euclid is truly in the midst of a construction boom, by the end of 2017 almost 300,000sf of new retail and restaurant space will have been constructed in the city over the past two years. Stay up-to-date by visiting our Current Projects page. More information on each of the city’s unique business districts can be found further down on this page.
South Euclid New Business Guide:
If you are new to South Euclid, please click here to view our “Guide to Starting a Business in South Euclid. It offers many valuable tips and resources for opening your business. Current business owners are also encouraged to explore the guide for programs and resources available to assist.
South Euclid was recently named one of the “Top 10 Communities in Greater Cleveland” by the real estate professionals at Keller Williams.
City of South Euclid Comprehensive Plan Update:
The City of South Euclid is currently updating its Comprehensive Land Use Plan, a process undertaken once every ten years. Please see below for documents and updates related to the Comprehensive Plan process. The new plan should be presented for final approval and adoption soon.
Greenfield Community Garden:
The city, in partnership with its affiliate organization, One South Euclid, has completed a streetscape beautification project in the downtown South Euclid business district, at Mayfield & Green. This project includes new bike racks, banners, public art, a guitar from “Guitar Mania”, seating areas, and community garden plots right on the public street. The project has helped attract new businesses to the area and also served as one of the driving forces in the redevelopment of the northeast section of the district. Please Click Here for more information on the Greenfield Community Garden Project.
Including the new Cedar Center North and Oakwood Commons and Downtown, South Euclid has five distinct business districts, each offering unique attributes. Please see below for a description of each business district:
Cedar-Green Business District:
Home to Dr. Kriwinsky, DDS, Huntington Bank, Bruegger’s Bagels, Blum’s Party Goods, Issi’s Place Restaurant, Pollack Photo Studio, Jerusalem Grille, DO Summer’s Cleaners, plus many other great businesses.
Cedar-Warrensville Business District:
Home of Cedar Center North and Oakwood Commons: Visit the Current Projects Page for details.
Other businesses include: Waterstone Professional Building (Heights Incubator Project), Walgreen’s, Ohio Savings Bank, Classic Memorials, Ark Jewelers, Cedar Center Hardware, Weeks Automotive, Buckeye Medical Supply, Battiste & Dupree Cajun Grille, and more.
Mayfield Road Corridor:
The Mayfield Corridor stretches from Warrensville Center Road to the West to Brush High School to the East and is home to Downtown South Euclid at Mayfield & Green.
Businesses in the area include: South Euclid City Hall, Key Bank, CVS, Walgreen’s, Giant Eagle, the Coffee Phix Café, South Euclid Hardware, the House of Swing, McDonald’s, DeJohn Flynn Mylott Funeral Home, Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home, Chef’s Ingredient Outlet, the Better Occasions Shop, Chocolate Emporium, Dairy King, Alesci’s, American Commodore Tuxedo, Leonard Schwartz Furs, Belvoir Pet Hospital, Dunkin’ Donuts, Dr. Marks Podiatry Clinic, Eat at Joe’s, Just-a-Buck, Kalie’s Family Restaurant, Fawaky Burst, Black Forest, and many more neighborhood businesses.
The corridor is also the future home of the Museum of American Porcelain, opening in the Telling Mansion in early 2017.
Monticello-Green Manufacturing and Industrial District:
This intersection serves as the City’s industrial and manufacturing corridor and is home to the following businesses:
All three industrial anchor businesses have grown significantly over the past five years.
Also home to Glengate Shopping Center (anchored by Dollar General, Anthony’s Place Restaurant, Lounge 360), Greenmont Veterinary Hospital, Dog Tropolis, and many more businesses.
South Green Road Medical-Educational Corridor:
This area encompasses South Green Road from Mayfield to Cedar and is designed to accommodate medical and professional offices and educational institutions. It is currently home to:
University Suburban Health Center – Click Here for Details
Notre Dame College – Click Here for their Website
Senders Pediatrics – Click Here for Information
Langerdale Urban Marsh & Wetland – Click Here for Details
Sanctuary on Green – Bavarian Tea House, Sculpture Studio, Gift Shop, and More, Click Here for Details.
South Euclid Post Office
Home of the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
Business Incentive Programs:
The Economic Development Department offers a wide-range of incentive programs for current and new businesses through the help of our partners at the Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce, Cuyahoga County Department of Development, the State of Ohio, and many others.
Please Click Here for a complete listing of incentive programs.
Available Properties Database:
As you explore South Euclid, please be sure to visit our available properties database for a complete listing of available commercial and industrial properties.
Click Here for the database.
One South Euclid:
The City has created a community development corporation known as One South Euclid. One South Euclid is led by a board of volunteer community, business, and civic leaders and works closely with the Economic Development Department. For more information on One South Euclid, please Click Here.
Partnership with Notre Dame College:
The City continues to work closely with its largest employer Notre Dame College. As a “College Town for All Ages”, the City works with Notre Dame to attract businesses which appeal to college students, young professionals, families, and people of all ages. Here are some examples of how the Economic Development Department has worked with Notre Dame to improve South Euclid:
October 2010 Sun Messenger Article: South Euclid Making Itself into a “College Town for All Ages”
December 2010 Tri-County Business Journal Article: South Euclid ponders keys to future success
To assist residents with finding their next career opportunity, there is an employment section on the website which lists employment opportunities in South Euclid and around the region, please Click Here to view current opportunities. The Employment Opportunities Page also provides an ideal outlet for South Euclid businesses to find qualified employees. All South Euclid businesses receive preferred listing on the Employment Opportunities Page.
The City is also proud to partner with Ohio Means Jobs, Cuyahoga County’s Workforce Development Agency, please Click Here to learn more.