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NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 1-6-99, By COLLEEN MYTNICK, Morning Journal Writer

"Big new store due in Avon at I-90 and Colorado Avenue

AVON -- Developer Mitchell Schneider now plans to build a 100,000-square-foot building on Colorado Avenue, after Avon voters said he can't build superstores on Detroit Road.

One of the tenants that Schneider had planned for his failed Avon Commons shopping center now will be located on 13 acres at the southeast corner of I-90 and Colorado (SR611), Schneider said.

''Even though (the new site) is a mile and a half to the west, our client believes that Avon is an exceptional community well-positioned for growth and with the right demographics for their typical customer base,'' Schneider said.

Schneider declined to reveal the name of his prospective tenant, which is likely to be a store such as Wal-Mart, Target or Home Depot, given the size of the store being built. ..."

NEWS ARTICLE from The PRESS, 3-31-99, By JoAnne Easterday

"With Avon City Council's approval, Mitchell Schneider of First Interstate Development said he will begin moving ground by the month of May at the retail site on Colrado Road [SR 611] at Interstate 90 and Moore Road. A November [1999] opening is planned ...

Richard Carlisle, also of First Interstate, had been working with the nearby residents to incorporate their ideas for buffering into the plan. There will be landscaping on the mounds [along Moore Rd.] and considerable landscaping along Colorado as well, Schneider said.

''Yeah, I'm happy,'' Pete Willis, who lives across the street from the proposed development, said. ''We (other nearby residents also present) just wanted them to do it right.'' ..."

NEWS ARTICLE from The PRESS, 4-7-99, By JoAnne Easterday

"... Mitchell Schneider made a short presentation to Council [4-5-99] on the Colorado Road retail establishment. Discussion concerned a second access off of Moore Road. Schneider assured Council that the pavers with grass growing in the center would serve as appropriate access for emergency vehicles without daily traffic disturbing Windmill Village resdidnts' home sites."

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