Location in Belden adding Burlington clothing store in the Stein Mart slot

PLAIN TWP. – A vacant spot in The Venue in Belden should be filled by this fall.

Work has already started to convert the old Stein Mart store to a new location for Burlington stores. The clothing retailer will relocate from the Belden Village Commons shopping center off Everhard Road NW.

The move is in line with Burlington’s decision to downsize its stores. The Burlington, New Jersey-based retailer has developed a store format for 25,000 square feet of space.

In a conference call with stock analysts in March, President and CEO Micheal O’Sullivan said the smaller size increases the number of potential locations for Burlington stores, meaning the chain can open profitable stores in more locations across the country.

Burlington’s long-term goal is to have 2,000 stores across the country. The company plans to open 100 sites this year, 25 of which will be relocated.

Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy in August and began liquidating stores across the country. The Venue store was among the original new tenants in 2016 after DeVille Developments partnered with Rodney Napier to renovate the plaza.

The new Burlington location is expected to open in September, making the plaza fully leased, said Robert Brown, DeVille’s director of operations.

“He’ll be a good roommate for TJ Maxx and HomeGoods,” Brown said.

Meanwhile, on the west side of Whipple Avenue NW across from The Venue, DeVille Developments is finalizing plans for a third building on the land that once housed the bowling alley at 77 Colonial Lanes.

The Farmer’s Bank will have a branch in half the building, Brown said. The company is still working with potential tenants for the other half. Duluth Trading Co. and Freddy Frozen Custard & Steakburgers are located in two other buildings on the site.

Entire Utica Midstream range

Jason Stechschulte, MPLX Business Development Director, will be a keynote speaker at the ninth annual Utica Midstream Summit.

“The most important thing for us in 2021 in terms of strategy is to optimize all our strengths,” said Stechschulte, who was present at the conference. “Given the difficulty in authorizing new pipelines, optimization includes actions such as adding new pump stations.”

Learn more about Utica Midstream:Register for the event on the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce website.

The May 20 event is presented by Shale Directories and the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Inn Belden Village. The one-day program opens at 7:30 a.m.

Stechschulte will discuss capital discipline at MPLX and the company’s commitment to continuous improvement in environmental, social and corporate governance. Marathon Petroleum formed MPLX in 2021 to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines, storage facilities and other midstream assets.

Joe McGinn, Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Energy Transfer, and Emma Curtis, Community Outreach and Project Specialist for Williams Cos., Will also be making presentations.

The political landscape in Washington and Columbus will be examined by Christina Polesovsky, associate director of the American Petroleum Institute in Ohio. The International Union of Operating Engineers and the Pipeline Contractors Association will look at workforce development and training programs.

To register for the programs, visit https://www.cantonchamber.org.

Buehler’s AIDS Harvest for Hunger

Buehler’s Fresh Foods grocery chain has raised over $ 172,000 to help community food banks during its Harvest for Hunger campaign.

The funds translate to 689,952 meals, the company said. The Wooster-based company has stores in Jackson and Green Township.

Paul Stefaniuk, vice president of operations, said all of the company’s stores have exceeded targets and raised the most donations since the campaign began 14 years ago.

“We thank the (Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank) and their exceptional team who work hard to tackle food insecurity every day,” Stefaniuk said. He also thanked customers for their support of the campaign with their donations.

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