STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — An AutoZone car parts store has been proposed for the northeast corner of Royalton and Prospect roads, in front of a retail strip that includes Discount Drug Mart.
The project would involve demolishing Gill’s Beverage & Deli, the sole tenant in a freestanding building near the corner, and relocating the business next to Drug Mart in the retail strip.
To make it happen, the AutoZone store needs City Council to rezone a vacant 1-acre parcel at the Royalton-Prospect corner and part of a 5-acre parcel, behind the 1-acre lot, that contains Gill’s and the Drug Mart retail strip.
On Sept. 21, City Council referred the rezoning to the Strongsville Planning Commission for a recommendation.
Brent Painter, the city’s economic director, didn’t return emails about whether AutoZone itself or an independent franchisee is proposing the new store.
Also not returning emails was Wesley Berlin, an engineer with Spartan