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Emails reveal new plans for Beachwood Place

Newspaper investigation looked back on two years of conversations

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Beachwood Place could soon be getting a makeover.

E-mails obtained by Cleveland Jewish News suggest apartments, a hotel, and even a medical building could one day help revive the property.

The more than 300 messages span 2-years of conversations among officials in the City of Beachwood about the future of their mall.

Toronto-based Brookfield Properties purchased the property last year, and this year, journalist Alyssa Schmitt found they may have a bigger plan.

“In the emails we did see that there was a note that said Beachwood Place is one of the 100 that will be redeveloped,” Schmitt said. “Another thing that was mentioned in the e-mails is that Meijer’s could be coming in with their Fresh Thyme stores.”

The paper even drafted what a mixed-use upgrade could look like, click here to view. 

It all comes after years of troubling incidents at the mall.

The most recent involved Jaquan Jones, a 19-year-old shoplifting suspect who ran over an officer’s foot last month and then sped off in a stolen car.

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Schmitt said it is unclear how soon the redevelopment plan could be implemented, adding the city has yet to receive a proposal.

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