Press Releases

New Openings Offer Insight, Hope to Ohio Businesses

Posted on 05.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Welcome to the first in a series of Reflections on a Responsible Restart. As businesses continue to open up here in Ohio and nationwide, I’ll be taking time each week to reflect on recent events and offer insights on how we’re progressing on our path to recovery. For businesses […]

The Return of Retail: Steps for a Safe Reopening

Posted on 05.12.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Well, here we are. Today marks the official reopening date of retail stores across the state of Ohio, with restaurants following closely behind this Friday, May 15th for outdoor seating and Thursday, May 21st for indoor seating. In the immortal words of the Grateful Dead, “what a long, strange […]

On Retail & Real Estate in the Time of Coronavirus

Posted on 04.20.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Over the weekend I found myself reading an interesting article on For those of you that do not know me, Vogue is definitely not my go-to online destination. But as we’re all well aware, weeks of staying at home has unearthed strange and surprising things about us all. […]

Support Local Businesses & Staff on Takeout Tuesday

Posted on 04.14.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO As the stay-at-home order enters its fourth week here in Ohio, it’s important to remember that there are many businesses that are still open during this crisis and are employing local staff to provide essential services to the community. At our Westlake property, Crocker Park, more than 20 businesses […]

A Closer Look at Our Pittsburgh Development Smith & Fifth

Posted on 01.31.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO In the early 20th century, the area around Fifth and Forbes avenues in downtown Pittsburgh served as a prominent shopping destination, with flagship department stores Frank & Seder and Kaufmann’s just steps away from each other. Nearly a century later, we’re determined to help that same Fifth and Forbes […]

Happy New Year from Stark Enterprises

Posted on 01.02.2020 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO With the holidays now officially behind us and a full year of possibilities ahead, I’d like to take the time to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Here’s hoping that the 20’s are full of health and prosperity for each and every one of you. I’d also […]

Thank you for attending The Beacon Debut!

Posted on 11.07.2019 in Stark Insights

Thank you for attending The Beacon Debut! We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to help us debut our brand new development, The Beacon, here in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. We had an incredible evening and hope you did too! Watch this short 2-minute video to take a look back at […]

Why brick-and-mortar retail is here to stay

Posted on 11.04.2019 in Stark Insights

From the Desk of the COO Earlier this year I talked about how brick-and-mortars will never die. With some of the recent local developments I’d like to revisit this topic through the lens of our Westlake, OH lifestyle center, Crocker Park. The rapid and mass adoption of online retail, coupled with nationwide store closures and […]