Plans underway to demolish the PearlBrook mall to build a Sheetz

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Plans are underway to demolish the PearlBrook mall on the Cleveland and Parma border to make way for a Sheetz gas station.

The new gas station would be located at the northwest corner of Brookpark and Pearl roads — just south of Interstate 480 — and would be built on the west side of the property, according to a site plan submitted to Cleveland Planning. Commission. The plan leaves room for “future development” on the north and east sides of the plot.

The Planning Commission approved the site plan on Friday. Because the building is not in a design review district, the commission does not need to approve the demolition.

A construction schedule was not presented at the meeting. A reporter reached out to Sheetz and engineering firm GPD Group for comment.

A prototype Sheetz store shown at a Cleveland Planning Commission meeting on Friday.Cleveland Planning Commission

Property developer Visconsi currently owns the mall. The mall is 85,000 square feet, according to the developer’s website, and is traveled by 50,000 vehicles every day.

PearlBrook was built in 1947 and has 21 units, eight of which are vacant, according to the Visconsi website. A reporter contacted Visconsi for comment.

Ward 14 Councilor Kris Harsh spoke in favor of the project, saying the area had not had a project like this in “many, many decades”.

“I think it’s a welcome development project,” he said.

The site plan presented to the planning commission would leave the old Yorktown Theater intact. The building belongs to another company.

Sheetz’s new station will include a drive-thru lane and outdoor seating.

Edwin S. Wolfe