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150-200 Expected to Hear Developer's Plans for Shoppes at Northway

Wednesday night's meeting will be held outside the entrance to Dick's Sporting Goods on the upper level of the mall.

The Shoppes at Northway, better known as the Northway Mall to long-time Ross residents, has undergone several major renovations since opening in 1962. Tonight, the next chapter will be written.

Click on this story, first posted in March, for pictures of Northway Mall in its early days.

Ross Township  and West View  residents will get their first glimpse at what's coming next when LRC Realty of Akron, Ohio holds a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the upper level of the mall, just outside the entrance to Dick's Sporting goods. 

"I expect close to 200 people to attend," said commissioner Peter A. Ferraro Monday night.

LRC closed on the property Monday. It paid $12 million for the property, reported the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

At a meeting on Nov. 19 Ferraro said of the potential plans for the mall, "They don't have any firm contracts yet, what they've discussed has been hypothetical. It's going to be relocating some of the establishments up there, they're talking about professional office space for doctors and lawyers, they're talking about a restaurant, they're talking about another grocery store."

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LRC is also purchasing the former Northway Elementary School, and reportedly plans to tear it down and possibly replace it with a hotel.

“We will eventually demolish the school building and integrate that site into the total master plan of development,” Kevin Fallon, Levey & Company's vice president of development told the Pittsburgh Tribune Review .

He, and other sources, have confirmed that some thought is being given to a hotel there.

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Are you planning to attend tonight's meeting? What would you like to hear from the developer about his plans for both the Shoppes at Northway and Northway Elementary? Tell us in the comments box below.

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