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Great Lakes Brewing, Geis-linked group weigh Flats plan

Cleveland’s Crain’s Business | By Stan Bullard

A potential Great Lakes Brewing Co. project may go into the realty development recipe that the new owners of key Scranton Peninsula land are writing for the riverfront site.

A more potent mix of ingredients for a real estate development in the Flats near downtown at the confluence of the trendy Tremont and Ohio City neighborhoods usually would be hard to imagine.

However, such is not the situation. Some insiders have suggested the 25-acre site might be joined with others to create a potential 100-acre parcel for Cleveland’s nascent bid for Amazon HQ2. The Seattle ecommerce giant publicly launched a search Sept. 7 for a location for what it described a second North American headquarters.

On the Scranton Peninsula land, Geis is a partner with Matthew Weiner, a Savannah, Ga.-based attorney, and Jesse Grant, a senior vice president with CBRE’s Cleveland office who has, as a sideline, developed townhouses in Tremont.