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Middleburg Heights considers making Commerce Parkway a public road
October 17, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Two business enterprises on Commerce Parkway in Middleburg Heights have approached city officials to try to have the street reclassified as a dedicated public roadway...............
Middleburg Heights to gain another large commercial building
July 31, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- New, impressive commercial buildings just keep coming to Middleburg Heights.

Fat Head’s Brewery built and opened its 125,000-square-foot facility on Engle Lake Drive in 2018, while a new 300,000-square-foot, multi-tenant building currently is going up just north of the brewery and restaurant..............
Middleburg Hts. mulls waiving building permit fees for project on former landfill
July 10, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A former landfill in Middleburg Heights could become the site for a new 126,000-square-foot business building if the city decides to waive $100,000 in building permit fees.............
Tattoo shop venture falters, other Middleburg Heights projects proceed
June 26, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Entrepreneur Christopher McCracken will try again to get a new tattoo business established in Middleburg Heights, while several other city business projects continue on track............
India Grocers sets sights on Middleburg Heights location
June 24, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A new shopping center could be coming to Middleburg Heights, with India Grocers anchoring the proposed Plaza of Pearl development at 7168 Pearl Road...........
Middleburg Heights unveils vision for Southland revitalization
June 13, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Southland Shopping Center has existed since the 1950s, but Middleburg Heights Mayor Matt Castelli now envisions the area transformed into a 21st century destination..........
Middleburg Heights assists Residence Inn with energy efficiency project
May 14, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- City Council approved legislation at its May 7 meeting that will enable the city to assist Residence Inn by Marriott Cleveland Airport with a $7.9 million energy-efficiency project.........
Raising Cane’s Chicken Finger restaurant coming to Middleburg Heights
May 1, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant will be coming to Middleburg Heights. It will be an addition to the property where a recently approved Clean Express Auto Wash will be constructed........
Middleburg Heights remains financially ‘solid’ during coronavirus crisis
Apr 23, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --Municipalities across Ohio find themselves in a state of financial flux due to the coronavirus crisis, and Middleburg Heights is no different.......
Middleburg Heights approves Clean Express Auto Wash preliminary plan
Apr 11, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --The Middleburg Heights Planning Commission approved the preliminary plan for Clean Express Auto Wash during its April 8 meeting......
Senior outreach call center one of many Middleburg Heights measures during COVID-19 pandemic
March 28, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --An outreach call center has been established at the Community Center to make sure that senior members of the Middleburg Heights community are doing well -- or as well as can be expected -- during the pandemic.....
New comprehensive master plan in works for Middleburg Heights
February 27, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --Work to develop a new comprehensive city master plan is under way in Middleburg Heights, Mayor Matt Castelli announced during the Sept. 10 City Council meeting....
Middleburg Heights joins multi-city Aerozone Alliance
February 20, 2020
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --Middleburg Heights has joined Aerozone Alliance, a regional economic development public-private partnership that collaborates with nearby cities, as well as with Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and NASA Glenn Research Center. Middleburg Heights Economic Development Director Charles Bichara made the announcement during the Feb. 11 City Council meeting....
Parkside Villa’s City of Middleburg Heights Proclamation
December 18, 2019
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --Parkside Villa was presented a proclamation from Mayor Matthew Castelli and Director of Economic Development Charles Bichara for the continued commitment to quality healthcare within the City of Middleburg Heights....
Charles Bichara, Director of Economic Development, Honored at Lebanon Day
November 21, 2019
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Director of Economic Development Charles Bichara was honored by the American Lebanese Community Council for his outstanding dedication to the community of Middleburg Heights at the City of Cleveland Rotunda....
Middleburg Heights tree-lighting ceremony set for Nov. 29
November 15, 2019
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --The city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony takes place at the Middleburg Heights Community Center, 16000 Bagley Road, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. The free event features not only the tree lighting, but also refreshments, a wide array of activities for all ages, live performances and more....
Summer in the City Festival runs June 27-29 in Middleburg Heights
June 16, 2019
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio --The 11th annual Summer in the City Festival is scheduled from 5 to 11 p.m. June 27 and 28 and from noon to 11 p.m. June 29 at Southland Shopping Center, 13363 Smith Road. Parking and admission are free.

“For a small community festival, it’s one of the best and highest regarded in Northeast Ohio,” says Charles Bichara, the city’s economic development director....
Economic development focus keeps companies coming to Middleburg Heights
June 16, 2019
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Mayor Matt Castelli and Economic Development Director Chuck Bichara are keeping a constant focus on generating revenue for the city, whether it involves selling unused city property or convincing companies to consider Middleburg Heights as the best place to conduct business.....
Berea School Board approves compensation agreement for ‘significant project’ near Fat Head’s
May 11, 2019
BEREA, Ohio -- The Berea Board of Education approved a compensation agreement at its May 6 meeting that enables Middleburg Heights to offer a tax abatement to JKR Development, a developer seeking to build a large office building next to Fat Head’s Brewery on Engle Road....
Long-time Kmart employees are honored: Around The Town...
Dec 21, 2018
Middleburg Heights Director of Economic Development Charles Bichara, left, and Kmart store manager Dustin Perog stand beside long-time...
Former Middleburg Friendly's restaurant demolished, economic...
Nov 16, 2017
Director of Economic Development Charles Bichara told council at its regular Nov. 14 meeting the building's destruction was "done quickly.".
Middleburg economic development director shares 'very good news...
Sep 28, 2017
Economic Development Director Charles Bichara told city council Sept. 26 that Sears will maintain a call center and office operations in the...
Middleburg Heights Counts Down to Christmas Tree Lighting...
Nov 25, 2016
According to Chuck Bichara, the city's economic development director, the event will feature "special musical performances, attractions for the...
Empty Fifth Third building in Middleburg Heights to get new tennant...
May 10, 2016
Economic Development Director Charles Bichara said, "there have been a number of impediments with that building, as it was set up...
Middleburg Heights happy to dance with expanding Parkway Dance...
Aug 29, 2013
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio -- City Economic Development Director Charles Bichara wasn't surprised that Sandi O'Malley made a success...
Middleburg Young Ambassadors spend the summer giving back...
Aug 12, 2013
Volunteering a couple hours each Friday at the Middleburg Heights Recreation Center, this small group of...
Zoup restaurant to open this summer in Middleburg Heights...
Apr 5, 2013
The Building Department is reviewing the company's plans to renovate the existing building at 7080 Engle Road, according to Charles Bichara,...
Interlake Steamship to build headquarters in Middleburg Heights...
Mar 17, 2011
Charles Bichara, economic development coordinator, said Interlake officials were originally interested in purchasing an existing building, but...
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