Raising Canes opens doors at Eastwood Mall Complex

Raising Cane’s opens doors to Eastwood Mall Complex, Niles customers


The new Raising Cane’s restaurant will be open from 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Raising Cane’s


The new Raising Cane’s in Niles held a grand opening today for customers frequenting the Eastwood Mall Complex area.

During the grand opening, franchise owners donated $1,000 to Inspiring Minds in Warren, which offers free after-school and summer enrichment programs for grades 3-12. “We’re excited to open another restaurant and continue to grow in the Youngstown/Warren area,” said Justin Pesicek, area leader of restaurants. “This marks our 55th restaurant in Ohio, and we’re thrilled to serve this community.” The new restaurant will bring more than 100 jobs to the Niles area; the dining room is also decorated with decor and graphics representing the Niles community. Visit Raising Cane’s at 1954 Niles Cortland Road SE in Niles.

The new restaurant will be open from 10 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. During the grand opening, there was a DJ playing music from 7 a.m. to noon, a ribbon cutting at 9:15 a.m. and giveaways for the first 100 customers. The new restaurant will bring more than 100 jobs to the Niles area; the dining room is also decorated with decor and graphics representing the Niles community. Raising Cane’s READ NEXT


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Bass Pro Shops Grand Opening

Shoppers hooked on Bass Pro Shops

New store reels in lovers of the great outdoors


NOV 16, 2023




Staff photo / R. Michael Semple Jim Gintner of Howland, along with Vivi, 4, and Brennan, 6, try on some Bass Pro Shops hats Wednesday during the grand opening of the new store in Niles.


NILES — Bass Pro Shops officially opened its doors at the Eastwood Mall Complex after a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hundreds of customers Wednesday.

The grand opening gave lovers of the outdoors a chance to take advantage of deals on merchandise, with early Black Friday bargains and giveaways.

The ceremony, titled the “Evening for Conservation,” culminated with a percentage of proceeds on sales going toward local conservation efforts.

“This evening for conservation is a big deal,” Jimmy Houston, hall of fame angler and television host, said. “It’s a tremendous thing because the money raised here tonight will stay right here in this area.”

While initial plans were for 10% of every dollar spent during the evening to go toward local conservation efforts, Houston announced that Bass Pro officials were raising the donation to 20%.

Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, said he hoped the store would be embraced by residents of the Mahoning Valley.

“When you go into the shop, we hope you’re very proud,” Morris said.

“I walked in here a couple of weeks ago, I’m so proud. I just want to say thank you to every craftsman and woman, every artist, every talented person who worked on this. They worked hard to make this store your store, and it’s very unique to this region.”

According to a news release, Bass Pro Shops has a history of conservation support throughout Ohio, including work with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.

The release said that in the past three years alone the company has granted over $100,000 to local organizations and conservation projects through the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund.

The Niles location is the seventh in Ohio, and the only location within 150 miles of the Mahoning Valley.

Bruce Miller, general manager of the Niles location, said he is thrilled to see Bass Pro’s entry into Trumbull County.

Miller said the store will provide outdoorsmen with all of the products and equipment that they might need.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” he said. “I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and to bring this legendary brand back here and just to represent Johnny Morris and everything that he has built with this brand is absolutely incredible. We’ve got hunting, fishing, camping, clothing, anything that you can imagine to get you to the outdoors and enjoying the natural resources that we have in this area.”

The 93,000-square-foot store features a 5,000-gallon trough aquarium with 70 native fish. The store is filled with antique artifacts displayed along the walls, next to hand-painted murals celebrating Ohio farmlands and local hunting and fishing scenery, according to the news release. There also are several North American big game mounts and taxidermized wildlife dioramas lining the walls.

Anthony Cafaro Jr., co-president of the Cafaro Company, said the store will draw shoppers from across the state to the Eastwood complex.

“We’re thrilled to have Bass Pro Shops here at the Eastwood Mall complex,” he said. “This is the jewel of the Mahoning Valley, just having a destination retailer that is not just going to pull people from the local community, but from the region, it’s just outstanding.”

Product giveaways will be available over the five-day grand opening event. The store will be open for regular business hours the rest of the week.


The Readers Have Spoken – Eastwood Voted Best Shopping Mall



July 24, 2023






Joe Bell                                                                    Hannah DeBow

Director of Corporate Communications           Marketing Director

Cafaro Company                                                    Eastwood Mall Complex

jbell@cafarocompany.com                                   marketingdirector@eastwoodmall.com

330-743-7688                                                          330-652-6980 ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


The Readers Have Spoken

Eastwood Voted Best Shopping Mall


The loyal fans of the Eastwood Mall Complex have honored it by voting it the “Best Shopping Mall/Plaza” in the 2023 Readers’ Choice contest of the Tribune Chronicle newspaper.  The Warren, Ohio-based publication annually asks readers to select their favorite businesses in the surrounding region.  According to the newspaper, more than 100,000 votes were cast in this year’s competition.  At the end of the balloting, Eastwood came out on top of a half dozen other shopping center finalists.

The top vote-getters are designated as Gold (1st Place), Silver (2nd Place) and Bronze (3rd Place) winners.  The managers and owners of Eastwood Mall thank the newspaper and its readers, and also congratulate 28 individual businesses operating on the mall complex which also won Readers’ Choice awards.  Those businesses, and the categories in which they were nominated, are:




Best Buy – TV & stereo dealer

Boscov’s – clothing store

Daffin’s – candy store

Dick’s Sporting Goods – sporting goods store

King Cajun – seafood restaurant

Noel’s Car Toys – auto & truck accessories

Pet Supplies Plus – pet store

Premier Bank – bank

Reyer’s – shoe store

Salvatore’s – ethnic food restaurant

St. Joe’s at the Mall – fitness program, health club/gym




Eastwood Field – family entertainment venue

Flynn’s Tire & Auto Care – tire dealer

Home Depot – building materials

Hubbard Music – music store

Kohl’s – clothing store

Mission BBQ – BBQ restaurant

Mizu – ethnic food restaurant

PetSmart – pet store

Tri-Healthy CBD – CBD store

Dr. Daniel G. Very – orthodontist




Bloomberg Eyecare – optometry practice

Books-A-Million – book store

Coin & Jewelry Buyers – pawn shop

Home Depot – appliance dealer/repair, equipment rental, paint supplies

Kay Jewelers – jewelry store

Planet Fitness – fitness program

Red Lobster – seafood restaurant

St. Joe’s at the Mall – rehabilitation center

Texas Roadhouse – BBQ, overall restaurant

Very Orthodontics – orthodontic practice


The Eastwood Mall Complex is located at 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, in Niles, Ohio.  It is one of America’s largest shopping centers, with more than 200 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and entertainment options.  The Eastwood Mall Complex is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio. For more information, visit online at: www.eastwoodmall.com and www.cafarocompany.com.