The new building at Solon Village will soon be opened for its new tenants to start prepping for their grand openings.
Planning Director Rob Frankland said that developer Echo Solon expects to open the building for its tenants -- including and others -- on Oct. 1.
It's unclear right now when the businesses will open, but we'll report that information as soon as we can.
Frankland said the city has received sign applications from Starbucks, Menchies, UPS and GNC. He expects to receive more applications in the coming weeks.
Starbucks will be located in the northern end of the new building, and will have a drive thru.
The building has been under construction the past few months, and will be the first part of the multi-step project completed. The developer is also currently renovating the northern-most portion of the plaza (the side that contains Mally's Chocolates and The Soup Pot).
In related Solon Village news, Chicago Deli announced that they will be moving to that portion of the plaza in the next few weeks. The restaurant posted this on its Facebook page:
Come and see us in this location one last time! In a couple weeks, we will be opening the doors of our new location at 34390 Aurora Rd. We will be in the same plaza, just down in the newly renovated area. We appreciate all your support over the years, and the Chicago Deli family is excited to welcome you to our new home!
Once work is finished on the new building and the far side of the shopping plaza, the developer will begin tearing down the southern end of the plaza. That's where the new Market District Giant Eagle will be built.
The existing Giant Eagle will remain open until the new store is finished. That's expected sometime next year.