Former Kmart to be Converted into Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Medical Center
Lydia Coutré, Crain's
A former Kmart store that has been empty since 2019 in Middleburg Heights will be converted into a Cleveland Clinic outpatient medical center.
The Clinic is collaborating with the city of Middleburg Heights and Premier Development Partners on the construction at 17840 Bagley Road, where the 93,000-square-foot former retail space will undergo a full renovation to accommodate the new Cleveland Clinic Middleburg Heights Family Health Center, according to a news release. The center is expected to open in 2023.
"We are excited to see the Middleburg Heights medical corridor expand with this project, and we welcome the significant investment and new professional jobs that this Cleveland Clinic facility will bring to our community," said Matthew Castelli, the mayor of Middleburg Heights, in a provided statement.
Services offered at the health center — including specialty and primary care — will be based on community needs. Imaging services, a lab and a drive-thru pharmacy also will be available at the center, which marks the health system's "first venture of this size and scope of services in the Middleburg Heights area," according to the release.
Premier and the Clinic worked "extensively to optimize a space that was vacant for over three years," said Spencer Pisczak, president of Premier Development Partners, in the release.
"This new Cleveland Clinic location will transform vacant space into a community asset and offer convenient health care access for more than 180,000 people living in Middleburg Heights and surrounding communities," Pisczak said in a statement.