Eton Chagrin Blvd Named #8 ‘Best Retail Center Experience’ in the Nation

August 1, 2019

— Woodmere, Ohio

Stark Enterprises is pleased to announce that their unique lifestyle center, Eton Chagrin Boulevard located in Woodmere, Ohio, was ranked #8 in the nation on Chain Store Age’s 2019 “Top 10 Retail Center Experiences in America” released in the July/August issue of the magazine.

This prestigious list chosen by the reputable team at Chain Store Age focused on three categories when choosing Eton Chagrin Boulevard; center design and layout, events and arts, and shopping experience. Those categories reflect the vision of poet developer and Stark Enterprises Chief Executive Officer, Bob Stark, when he purchased Eton Chagrin Boulevard back in 2004 taking it from a small indoor mall to a luxury, multi-use lifestyle center which he coins, “Cleveland’s answer to Rodeo Drive.”

“The main vision of Eton Chagrin Boulevard was to create a luxurious marketplace where top brands, local boutiques, and exceptional dining all came together in one beautiful location,” said Bob Stark of Stark Enterprises. “After 15 years, we are proud to say we have succeeded in still providing the area this, as well as a place to experience pure enjoyment from strolling through our award-winning gardens, attending one of our lively events, or dining on one of the beautiful restaurant patios while listening to live music.”

The multi-use lifestyle center strategy Stark is famously known for today which he implemented over 15 years ago is what Chain Store Age quotes, “A strategy that many embattled mall owners are just now starting to employ.”

Within the past year, three prominent tenants at Eton Chagrin Boulevard completed or are currently undergoing renovations to improve their customer experience and reinvest in the community. Tenants include Paladar Latin Kitchen which introduced their new, innovative dining space and menu this past winter, Apple Store which installed new interactive store visuals and technologies this past Spring, and lululemon Athletica which is currently undergoing a complete store remodel expected to open next month.

“We are extremely honored to have another one of our Cleveland properties, Eton Chagrin Boulevard, named among the top experience centers in the nation by such a prominent and integral voice within our industry,” said Ezra Stark, Chief Operating Officer at Stark Enterprises. “This incredible honor reminds us of the positive impact our community-focused centers continue to have on our visitors!”

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Eton Chagrin Boulevard combines an eclectic mix of locally owned boutiques with national brands and unique dining options all displayed in an indoor and outdoor lifestyle center. For a complete directory listing and calendar of summer events and programming including free yoga, outdoor music and the annual Sidewalk Sale, visit