A local developer is looking to attract businesses and tenants with a new deli, bakery and health foods store, a medical marijuana dispensary (which will open later than scheduled due to construction-related water damage), a rooftop bar and up to 30 more loft apartments in Akron’s downtown arts and entertainment district.

Tony Troppe of the Everett Group, which specializes in the reuse of historic buildings, is doubling down on projects like the Cascade Lofts. The 24-unit apartment building near the Mustill Store on W. North Street was renovated and filled in about a year.

More to the point, 70 percent of its tenants last lived outside Ohio, Troppe said. “The law of attraction is working. We’re attracting talent and it tells me that the area

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