Crocker Park Statement Re: American Greetings

Nov 28, 2012, 16:55 ET from Stark Enterprises

CLEVELAND, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Because of the legal issues involved in taking any public company private, we understand that it is not an opportune time to finalize our transaction with American Greetings for its new world headquarters at Crocker Park until the privatization process is completed," said Robert Stark, chief executive officer, Stark Enterprises. "We continue to actively work on the project with the City of Westlake and American Greetings in anticipation of a closing and commencing of construction in the first quarter of 2013. The original schedule for the new $400 million expansion of Crocker Park and the opening of new retail stores and apartments at Crocker Park in 2014 remains the same."

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