Kay Jewelers, American Commodore Tuxedo Reopen in Ohio Shopping Center

The Shoppes at Parma in Ohio is in the midst of a $95 million transformation expected to be complete by the summer of 2017.

By Laura Calugar

Parma, Ohio—The Shoppes at Parma, a PECO Real Estate property, is a 750,000 square-foot open air center in the largest suburb of Cleveland that recently announced the reopening of two of its previous stores, Kay Jewelers and American Commodore Tuxedo. Both retailers have remained with the shopping center while everything transformed around them. Now they are moving into new retail space with even better visibility.

The Shoppes at Parma, Ohio
The Shoppes at Parma, Ohio

Located on either side of the recently opened Rally House, Kay Jewelers and American Commodore Tuxedo are adjacent to Dick’s Sporting Goods and near the entrance on West Ridgewood Drive. Situated just 8 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland at the intersection of Ridge Road and West Ridgewood Drive, The Shoppes at Parma has become a town center for the community due to its proximity to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, Parma City Hall, the Parma branch of the Cuyahoga County Library and Parma City School District’s multipurpose Byers field. Traffic counts exceed 50,000 vehicles per day due to its location in the densely populated area south of I-480, between I-71 and I-77.

The Shoppes at Parma is in the middle of a multi-phase redevelopment. Anchored by J.C. Penney and Dick’s Sporting Goods, the shopping center features specialty retailers, services and a wide variety of dining options. Gordmans, Walmart Supercenter and Marc’s grocery store are amongst the most recent tenants. The shopping center is also preparing to welcome new stores such as ULTA, Shoe Dept. Encore, rue21, Five Guys and Pearle Vision. In addition to the new tenants, The Shoppes at Parma now has an online presence at www.shoppesatparmaoh.com.

Founded a century ago as a single storefront, Kay Jewelers has grown to more than 1,100 stores from coast-to-coast and today is the number one jewelry store in America. American Commodore Tuxedo is a cooperative of family-owned and operated businesses serving the community with men’s formalwear in a selection of tuxedo and suit rentals.

“Both Kay Jewelers and American Commodore Tuxedo are dedicated to the special occasions in our lives. We are happy that they are getting a fresh look in a new location to celebrate their ongoing commitment to The Shoppes at Parma,” said Michelle Devlin, general manager for The Shoppes at Parma, in a prepared statement.

In 2012, Phillips Edison & Co. purchased the former Parmatown Mall after it had been placed in receivership. The company redeveloped the property as an open air retail shopping destination with a new name, The Shoppes at Parma.

Images courtesy of The Shoppes Parma