Real Brewster’s Ice Cream on Pearl Street and Ellsworth Drive wins approval from the Strongsville Planning Commission
Strongsville, Ohio – The Planning Commission approved the construction of Brewster’s Ice Cream Shop on the southwest corner of Pearl Road and Ellsworth Drive, about 1,200 feet south of Drake Road.
It will be Bruster’s second hotel in Cuyahoga County and fifth in Ohio. Bruster opened in 2021 in North Olmsted, there’s a Bruster in Calcutta, Canton and Girard.
On February 9, Leon Sampat—owner of LS Architects, the Fairview Park firm that designs Bruster’s store—told the committee that Bruster hopes to open the new store in September. The building will include a car lane and window.
The commission, in addition to approving the site plan, granted Bruster a conditional use permit. The permit was required because businesses serving food are permitted in general business areas, where Bruster’s side is located, only on a case-by-case basis.
A second conditional use permit, also granted by the commission, allows Brewster to have two outdoor dining patios, one in front of the store and one in the back.
The Bruster Building will stand on a one-acre vacant lot immediately north of the real estate firm Keller Williams Elevate.
The premises is approximately 3890 sq ft and will house two tenants. Sampat told the committee that the second tenant had not yet signed on.
The site will have entrances and exits off both Pearl and Ellsworth. A new 6-foot stone wall will separate the building from the homes in Ellsworth, in The Woods of Strongsville section. The wall will replace the existing fence.
Sampat told the committee that the shop will remain open even in winter, although the winter hours will be shorter. Summer hours are 11am-9pm Monday through Thursday and 11am-10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Bruster’s franchise owners in Strongsville are the same ones who run the North Olmsted store – Tiger Carpenter from North Olmsted and Dr. Ramiz Asaad.
According to the company’s website, Bruster was founded in 1989. There are approximately 200 franchises in 22 US states and in Guyana and South Korea.
Brusterer contains 150 ice cream recipes and offers 24 flavors at any given time, with the flavors in constant rotation. The ice cream is made “the old-fashioned way, with a slow-processing kettle specifically designed to create the Brewster flavor.”
“Our handcrafted recipes always start with special house mixes delivered fresh from dairy products to each ice cream shop,” says Bruster’s website. “We mix ice cream with only high-quality cookies, candies, and other delicious treats, so you get a scoop full of delicious creaminess.”
Flavors include almond, banana nut bread, black cherry chocolate chunks, cherry pecan, mint crunchy fudge, peanut butter cheesecake, pumpkin pie, raspberry, strawberry kiwi sorbet, wedding cake and white chocolate Oreo.
Bruster’s also sells sundaes, banana splits, muffins, pies, explosions and shakes.