Meijer scraps plans to build on former Geauga Lake property

Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:40 AM
shamrockcb's avatar

Feel free to move, thought some might be interested in this:

https://www.ohio.com/akron/news/local/meijer-scraps-plans-to-build-...e-property

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Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:44 PM
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Clearly they were scared off by the restore Geauga Lake Gofundme, which at this point has raised $1254.


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Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:54 PM
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I wonder what the main reason is for why development hasn't taken place. Cedar Fair charging too much?


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Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:10 PM

^^ lmao
^ that seems to be the issue lately with CF ;)

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:02 AM

I’m going with development going through Bainbridge is more difficult than it needs to be.


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Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:08 PM

Maverick is somewhat right, although Aurora is much more of a pain/problem than Bainbridge. Neither city can decide what they want to be done and thus any development ideas that have come through have pretty much been blown apart before they've gained any sort of traction.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018 10:20 PM
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A city’s inability to make a decision sounds like a polite way of explaining systemic corruption to me.


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Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:16 PM

Not to start conspiracy theories, but I wonder if the park would still be there if Cedar Fair never bought it.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:52 PM
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If you think it’s a conspiracy against that park, why did they not alternately or also shut down Kings Island.?

Geauga lake was financially unviable that’s why it was shut down after multiple owners tried to revive it.

Last edited by XS NightClub, Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:53 PM

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:30 PM

^I also believe Six Flags overexpanding the park and mismanaging that overexpansion turned the community against the park, and its reputation never recovered.


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Friday, August 31, 2018 2:17 AM

XS NightClub said:
If you think it’s a conspiracy against that park, why did they not alternately or also shut down Kings Island.?

Geauga lake was financially unviable that’s why it was shut down after multiple owners tried to revive it.

Small parks with a focus on water parks seems to work fine for Holiday World and Waldameer. Losing Sea World hurt most.


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Friday, August 31, 2018 2:27 AM
XS NightClub's avatar

https://www.abandonedspaces.com/parks/geauga-lake.html

Holiday and Waldameer?
GL was the largest theme park in the world.
As stated above, over expansion was likely the biggest problem.


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Friday, August 31, 2018 10:04 AM
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I've heard that GL was supposedly the largest theme park in the world a few times with 550 acres but it sure didn't feel like it. I think they must have included the lake in those statistics. The Sea World side seemed like it was around 50 acres and the rides side maybe double that. I always took the "world's largest park" claims with a large grain of salt.


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Friday, August 31, 2018 10:20 AM

Would that be the "world's largest grain of salt"?

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Friday, August 31, 2018 12:25 PM

I’ve heard that claim as well. Did they include both SW & GL parking lots in that claim? CP is said to be 364 acres and “feels” bigger than SFWoA did in my solo visit in 2003. But does that 364 acres include parking lots?


But then again, what do I know?
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Friday, August 31, 2018 2:06 PM
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I believe CP is the whole peninsula; main lot, cps lot, marina lot, marina, hotels, cabins, RV sites and beach.


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Friday, August 31, 2018 2:32 PM

Yeah it is the whole peninsula. I did a rough measurement for an argument I had with the wife about CP size v. Magic Kingdom size (FYI they are close in total area, CP is like 150 acres on the dry park side and MK is around 120 acres).

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:25 AM

Geauga had the record because of the land they owned north of the park too. As for developed land it wasn’t very big at all.


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Saturday, September 1, 2018 10:31 AM
shamrockcb's avatar

#bringbackthebigdipper

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:02 PM

The day after I heard the news about Meijer backing out of the former GL property, it was announced that a Meijer would be going in the old spot where our local Super Kmart was. So that’s exciting....

I truly am skeptical about the future of this property. Anybody know what it’s zoned for?

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