WESTLAKE- Changes are coming to Crocker Park.
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of Crocker Park, we have so much going on,” said Tina Roberts, General Manager of Crocker Park.
According to Roberts, several new restaurants and a new pedestrian alley are soon coming to Crocker Park.
“Right now, we know that three restaurants are coming, possibly two more. So, it could be up to five restaurants in that area. And with the hotel that will be built there and the movie theater, it’s a really great area,” said Roberts.
The changes will go on the north end of the park by the movie theater and Nordstrom Rack.
“Crocker Alley is going to be fabulous. You are going to have the restaurants on one side. And on the other side, there will be micro-retailing. Small retailers, some small business owners coming in,” said Roberts.
You could compare it to downtown Cleveland’s East Fourth Street.
“It’s similar to East 4th street except it will be different. It will be more unusual with pop-up stores. Micro-retailing is really coming into the market as the new and exciting thing. So adding that to this East 4th feel will really bring a lot to this neighborhood,” said Roberts.
The development was approved Monday night by the Westlake Planning Commission.
It was also met with approval from shoppers at Crocker Park.
“I think it’s a great idea. Especially with the weather this winter, I won’t have to go far,” said Jose Castillo.
“I think it will be great. East 4th became something that never used to be there,” added Maureen Doyle.
The same could be said for Crocker Park several years ago.
But according to Roberts, they are only just getting started.
“On the south side of the property, we have 220,000 square feet of restaurants and retail coming in, 315 apartments, and we are also going to have American Greeting’s creative studios. On the north end, is where our Hyatt Hotel will be, along with Yard House and Texas de Brazil and other restaurants, along with a stand-alone Bone Fish Restaurant. We are going to be a destination in the future,” added Roberts.
The plan goes before Westlake City Council October 16th.