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Small retail plazas are or soon will be popping up on major roads in Sylvania and Sylvania Township.
Next year, a new mini-plaza is planned at Timberstone Center on Sylvania Avenue at King Road in the city. The center has a Kroger as an anchor tenant.
Joe Swolsky, a broker for Essex Realty in Perrysburg, said a 10,000-square-foot building will be built by a partnership of several private investors. The mini-plaza would be built near Kroger gas station and close to the Sylvania Avenue. It would house retail stores, such as a hair or nail salon.
“We put up a sign to see who was interested and we’ve had an unbelievable amount of tenants interested in that space,” he said.
He said the mini-plaza at 7545 Sylvania Ave. would accommodate four small businesses, but said no tenants have been signed.
Soon, residents on the western edge of the township will have a new small grocery.
At 8675 W. Central Ave., near Shetland Road, owners have displayed the sign that the Sylvania Market is coming soon. Township officials received a liquor permit request for the space that was submitted by Hisham Zrien, owner of Table Forty-4 in downtown Toledo. Township Administrator John Zeitler said the space once housed a consignment shop and motorcycle shop.
The empty building is on about 3 acres zoned as commercial and is mainly undeveloped. On the site, next to the building is a sign by Justin Lorenzen, of Toledo’s Lorenzen Realty, which says his client wants to develop the land for retail use.
Although no plans have been formalized or submitted to township officials, the proposed new building would be between 1,500 and 20,000 square feet. According to Lucas County records, the property is owned by Walids Sylvania Township LLC. Mr. Lorenzen would not disclose details for the project, but the owners are looking for possible tenants for the future shopping center.
Just a mile down the road in the township is the in-construction O’Reilly Auto Parts.
Construction is under way for the 7,428-square foot store at 7414 Central Ave, next to Burger King. A spokesman for the national auto parts chain said there is no set open date but expects it to open by the end of the year.
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