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Amazon Might Be Eyeing Rolling Acres Land for New Center

Rolling Acres Mall
Rolling Acres Mall

Amazon appears to be looking at the former Rolling Acres Mall site for its newest Northeast Ohio distribution center.

Stan Bullard with Crain’s Cleveland Business analyzed public records and past Amazon projects.

He said the developer of the site, Akron Romig Road LLC, was formed on behalf of another company known as CF Hippolyta LLC.

“In this case, 'Hippolyta' refers to the queen of the Amazons from classical (Greek) mythology. And it’s just like a laugh, and I can see some lawyer somewhere just chuckling the first time they did that,” he said.

Bullard said Amazon used the Hippolyta name in the past when creating fulfillment and distribution centers around the country.

He said Amazon and the city of Akron did not comment on the findings.

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Mitch Felan is a news intern for WKSU. He is a multimedia journalist with experience in print, television, radio and visual journalism. Felan is a junior at Kent State University, working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. During the school year, Felan works for Kent State Student Media in TV2, The Kent Stater, and KentWired. He will be serving as the Digital Director for Kent State University's Student Media Newsroom in the Fall.