"I would say it's kind of like a cross between a Home Depot and a Lowe's on steroids-- it's just bigger, they have more things and unique things," Mayor Don Robart said.
Robart says this store will lure shoppers to the soon-to-be-built retail complex on State Road.
"I think it's going to be a very popular destination for people not only in Cuyahoga Falls, but way beyond," he said.
Menards will occupy space close to where the former Montgomery Wards was located. Giant Eagle will occupy the the south side of the development.
As for places to snack or dine out; Panera Bread, Chipolte Mexican Grill and Chef Michael Symon's B Spot restaurant have also signed on as tenants to join Portage Crossing.
"We're expecting about six or eight more announces between now and when we break ground, which will probably be in June," he said. "The reason we're not positive how many is that, it depends on how much square feet they want."