MISSION BBQ Opens Doors at The Shoppes at Parma

Special events held for community

PARMA, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#RETAILTRANSFORMED–PECO Real Estate Partners (PREP) is pleased to announce that MISSION BBQ
is opening at The Shoppes at Parma on November 7, bringing delicious
barbecue along with several charity preview events to support members of
the Armed Forces and local police and fire services. The new restaurant
fronts West Ridgewood Drive, in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gordmans
and the Walmart Supercenter.

Founded by BBQ enthusiasts Bill Kraus and Steve Newton in 2011, MISSION
BBQ now has 39 locations in 11 states offering authentic BBQ made from
the freshest ingredients. The Shoppes at Parma is just the second
location in Ohio, the first being in Canton. Cleveland Browns starting
left tackle Joe Thomas is a partner in both Ohio locations.

In advance of the official opening, MISSION BBQ is holding several
private preview charity events where 100 percent of all sales will be
donated to local organizations. The charity night celebrations will
include military vehicles, police vehicles and fire department trucks on
site with festivities to show gratitude to first responders in Parma.

Charity plans include Appreciation Night for the Parma Fire Department
and their family and friends on November 2, where all sales at this
private event will be contributed to Local
of the International Association of Fire Fighters. An
Appreciation Night for the Parma Police Department and their
family and friends will take place on November 3, where all sales at
this private event will be contributed to the Parma Police Department’s
charity, Friends
of the Parma Police

Friday, November 4 from 5 – 9 p.m. is Military Appreciation night.
The public is invited to this event but must RSVP to the restaurant to
attend. RSVPs should be sent to mission44129@mission-bbq.com.
All sales will be contributed to the USO
of Northern Ohio

The local community and media are invited to attend the official MISSION
BBQ Grand Opening
, which will be held on Monday, November 7 at 12
. The celebration will begin with a performance of the National
Anthem and presentation of colors by a Color Guard, followed by a
ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“We are proud to open our 39th store and second location in
Ohio, the Midwestern state where I was born and raised that shares our
core American values and love for BBQ,” said Steve Newton, co-founder of
MISSION BBQ. “Our mission is to serve, honor and support those who serve
our community and our country and we look forward to doing that here in

About The Shoppes at Parma

The Shoppes at Parma is in the midst of an exciting transformation
through its $95 million, multi-phase redevelopment. The 750,000
square-foot open air center is anchored by J.C. Penney, Dick’s Sporting
Goods, recently opened Gordmans, Walmart Supercenter and Marc’s grocery
store and features specialty retailers, services and a wide variety of
dining options. Located just eight miles southwest of downtown
Cleveland, at the intersection of Ridge Road and West Ridgewood Drive,
The Shoppes at Parma has become a town center for the community due to
its proximity to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, Parma City
Hall, the Parma branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, and Parma City
School District’s multipurpose Byers field.

  • New to The Shoppes at Parma in 2016: Aspen Dental, FITWORKS, Gordmans
    department store, PetValu, PIZZAFIRE, Pulp Juice & Smoothie Bar, Rally
    House, T-Mobile
  • Opening soon: ULTA, Shoe Dept. Encore, rue21, Five Guys, Pearle
    Vision, MISSION BBQ, Kay Jewelers, American Commodore Tuxedo

About PECO Real Estate Partners (PREP)

PREP has incorporated Phillips Edison & Company’s former development and
strategic retail divisions and will focus on the acquisition,
repositioning and management of power and lifestyle centers, enclosed
malls, mixed-use retail projects and single-tenant developments. PREP is
a fully integrated real estate operating and asset management company.
The company has expertise in every discipline of retail shopping center
operation and management. Through the execution of a focused investment
strategy, PREP identifies optimal target locations and leverages its
management team’s long-standing relationships with brokers, property
owners and retail tenants, to identify and capitalize on development and
redevelopment opportunities. For more information about PREP, please
visit www.pecorep.com.


Yopko Penhallurick
Betty Weibel, 440-543-8615
available upon request