Seasons kosher supermarket is still coming to South Euclid.
At least, if the company isn’t planning to come, it hasn’t informed South Euclid officials or First Interstate Properties, which is developing Oakwood Commons.
Seasons has had its eye on the Cleveland market since at least April 2016, according to Cleveland Jewish News reports.
Seasons owner Mayer Gold told the CJN in April 2016 that he expected the South Euclid Seasons to be open within a year. The company received a building permit from the city of South Euclid in May 2017 for a location on the southeast corner of Oakwood Commons. At the time, the city expected the store to open in fall 2017.
CJN reporters went to the work site of the South Euclid Seasons the morning of Aug. 24 and the afternoon of Aug. 28 and saw no workers inside.
“As far as I know, it is (still happening),” said Mitchell C. Schneider, president of First Interstate Properties. “It’s certainly been a long, long process with fits and starts on the building. We sold them the land – they own the land on which the building is situated – so, we’ve certainly been trying to prod them along to move things forward, but it’s certainly been filled with stop and go in terms of them getting it done.
“I have heard some rumors, but I’ve heard rumors over the last year, too. They haven’t told us anything other than they’re working on it. It’s been the same story all along. If anything is changed, I’m not aware of it.”
Keith Benjamin, community services director for South Euclid, told CJN he still expects the grocer to move into the location and hadn’t heard otherwise.
Dovid Greenberger, the GM of the new store, declined to comment.
Seasons has locations in Baltimore; New York City, Queens, Lawrence and Scarsdale in New York; and Clifton and Lakewood in New Jersey. Managers for those stores were either unavailable for comment or declined comment.