BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The owner of Brew Garden restaurants in Strongsville and Middleburg Heights wants to build a new food center on the northeast corner of Miller and South Edgerton roads.
Pat Potopsky would call the new restaurant Wine Room, according to his mayoral candidacy. The building would include an indoor bar, an outdoor patio bar, and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
The restaurant would stand on a vacant 9-acre parcel between Edgerton and the southbound Interstate 77 off-ramp in Millerjust down the street from the proposed mixed-use neighborhood of Valor Acres and across from Maple Crest Farm.
However, Potopsky needs rezoning first. The 9 acres are now zoned a local business district, which allows restaurants but not meeting rooms or event centers, said Scott Packard, Brecksville building manager.
Potopsky would like the site to be rezoned into a “planned development overlay district,” which allows both restaurants and party centers.
On May 26, the Brecksville Planning Commission recommended approval of the rezoning. The proposed rezoning now goes to city council, which will decide whether to put the rezoning before voters in November.
Packard said council is expected to begin discussing the rezoning next Tuesday (June 21).
Potopsky did not return calls to discuss his Wine Room plan.
Packard said his understanding of the project is that Wine Room would be a “different concept” from Brew Garden.
The Brew Garden serves burgers, chicken sandwiches, wings, flatbreads, chicken tacos, pork sliders, turkey wraps, quesadillas, and pizzas, among other dishes.