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  1. The food for me has been hit or miss. But, the good items were really good. I will definitely be back for the food. Beer, ehhh....
  2. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Report: Downtown Akron likely will see more demand for top office space December 04, 2018 03:24 PM UPDATED 2 hours ago Akron's playing musical chairs — but it might be about to start dancing, according to a recent report by the Cleveland office of real estate firm JLL. "Akron's office market saw an outbreak of activity in the second half of 2018 with some of the region's largest employers completing real estate transactions," noted local researchers with the Chicago-based firm in their Winter 2019 report on the city's commercial real estate. The report will be made publicly available in the coming days, but JLL provided Crain's with a copy. https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/report-downtown-akron-likely-will-see-more-demand-top-office-space
  3. What are some buildings you like in the area? You mention "pleasing historical references", I assume you want something that looks old. Just like when older buildings were built, right? I'm not saying I like this design, I don't. But you can't move forward being stuck in the past. Aluminum composite panels can be around the same price as brick, or slightly more expensive. But, there are many variations, styles and quality levels of both materials.
  4. Missing Falls Brewery is open, adding to Akron’s brewery scene Updated Nov 28; Posted Nov 29, 7:01 AM CLEVELAND, Ohio – Thanks to the dedication of its owners and a lot of support from friends and family, Missing Falls Brewery is open in downtown Akron. Located on the campus of the old B.F. Goodrich plant on S. Main Street, Missing Falls opened its doors officially last weekend. https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2018/11/missing-falls-brewery-is-open-adding-to-akrons-brewery-scene.html
  5. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Mayflower Manor poised for redevelopment into senior subsidized housing Updated Nov 26, 5:34 PM; Posted Nov 26, 5:13 PM By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com jconn@cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio - Akron City Council is expected next week to approve tax-increment financing for redevelopment of the Mayflower Manor, once one of Akron's most celebrated structures. Upon passage of the legislation, the city plans to acquire the lease for the 16-story, 233-room hotel-turned-apartments at 263 South Main St. from Mayflower Manor Apartments LLC and transfer it to developer Mayflower Manor Apartments Ohio LP. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2018/11/mayflower_manor_poised_for_red.html
  6. Akron incubator hopes to cultivate food entrepreneurship BETH THOMAS HERTZ November 25, 2018 04:00 AM Entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a food business will be able to utilize a certified commercial kitchen in Akron as soon as renovations are complete at a former church on East Market Street that is now owned by The Well Community Development Corp. The 100-year-old building is already being used by The Well for multiple initiatives designed to help bolster the surrounding Middlebury neighborhood, including the Compass Coffee shop. The organization has spent the past six months securing the funding to rehab the building's kitchen to become Akron Food Works, an incubator for food entrepreneurs of all stripes: small catering businesses, food truck operators, bakers, hobbyists who want to sell their goods at a local farmers market and more. It hopes to have the kitchen upgraded, compliant with public health requirements and ready for business in the first quarter of 2019, said Curtis Minter Jr., The Well's operations director. https://www.crainscleveland.com/small-business/akron-incubator-hopes-cultivate-food-entrepreneurship
  7. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Almost all of a downtown Akron block will be auctioned in two weeks By Doug Livingston Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Posted Nov 20, 2018 at 7:59 PM Updated at 8:16 AM Much of a downtown city block is up for public auction. After nine months of foreclosure, Wells Fargo is looking to collect on a $24 million chunk of prime downtown real estate behind on its mortgage. All the student housing and storefronts between Cedar, High, Exchange and Main streets — everything but the historic AC&Y building — are up for sale. https://www.ohio.com/news/20181120/almost-all-of-downtown-akron-block-will-be-auctioned-in-two-weeks
  8. Akron Dish: Spotted Owl cocktail bar coming to old fire station; Cafe Arnone opens; food safety tips By Katie Byard Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Posted Nov 19, 2018 at 10:55 PM Updated Nov 19, 2018 at 10:55 PM Cleveland’s Spotted Owl, known for its mix of creative cocktails and beer-and-shot pairings, has decided to land in Akron, with plans to open a sister bar in the old fire station at 60 S. Maple St. in the city’s West Hill neighborhood. The spot most recently was home to the Chop & Swizzle craft cocktail bar. That bar/eatery, operated by Dick Kanatzar, closed in June 2017. Kanatzar continues to run his Chop & Swizzle in Green. https://www.ohio.com/news/20181119/akron-dish-spotted-owl-cocktail-bar-coming-to-old-fire-station-cafe-arnone-opens-food-safety-tips
  9. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Akron leaders mull downtown development, a trucker school and fewer parking spaces By Doug Livingston Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Posted Nov 19, 2018 at 7:08 PM Updated at 9:12 AM The Akron City Council advanced plans Monday to help private developers fill two empty downtown buildings and lease 8.4 acres at the airport for a truck-driving school. The elected body’s busy planning committee also put the brakes on a rewrite of zoning rules that would shrink the number of parking lots required for future housing developments, nearly eliminating them in some cases. https://www.ohio.com/news/20181119/akron-leaders-mull-downtown-development-trucker-school-and-fewer-parking-spaces
  10. North Akron, North Hill eyeing new development Updated Nov 16; Posted Nov 16 By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio – The city Planning Commission on Friday approved two residential developments, bringing the projects closer to breaking ground this spring in Akron. The projects, one in North Akron and one in North Hill, now go before City Council. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2018/11/north-akron-north-hill-eyeing-new-development.html#incart_river_index
  11. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Bowery redevelopment project, Civic Theatre renovation to revitalize downtown Akron Updated Nov 16; Posted Nov 16 By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio - Officials broke ground Friday on the Bowery project, a $42 million effort to revitalize a prime block in downtown Akron. The ceremony, hosted by the Bowery Development Group at the Landmark Building, capped more than a year of effort to assemble financing for the project through private investors and tax credits. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2018/11/bowery-redevelopment-project-civic-theatre-renovation-to-revitalize-downtown-akron.html#incart_river_index
  12. Last business signs with Rolling Acres developer By Doug Livingston Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Posted Nov 14, 2018 at 6:25 PM Updated Nov 14, 2018 at 7:20 PM The last business standing in the way of redeveloping the old Rolling Acres Mall is moving out. The Akron City Council met Tuesday in special session to rezone the former Macy’s at Chapel Hill Mall as Storage of America moves across town to make way for the mystery redevelopment of Rolling Acres. https://www.ohio.com/news/20181114/last-business-signs-with-rolling-acres-developer
  13. Akron City Council to hold special meeting Updated Nov 12, 1:22 PM; Posted Nov 12, 1:22 PM By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio - Akron City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday. Nov. 13 in Council Chambers, 166 High St. At 5 p.m. the Planning Committee will meet to discuss amending a TIF agreement approved in July to add a parcel to a $100 million development at the site of the former Rolling Acres Mall on Romig Road. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2018/11/akron-city-council-to-hold-special-meeting.html
  14. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Akron's CitiCenter Building slated for redevelopment by Weston of Cleveland Updated 4:43 AM; Posted 4:42 AM By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter, cleveland.com jconn@cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron has sold the CitiCenter Building on High and Bowery streets to Weston Inc. of Cleveland to redevelop the historic building into a mixed-use residential complex. The 11-story building at 146 South High St. is the former YWCA and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982. It was built in 1930 and served as a residence for single young women in Akron for decades. After it was bought by a private developer in 1985, the CitiCenter Athletic Club became a popular place for Akronites to work out while the CitiCenter Restaurant offered fine dining. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2018/11/akrons_citicenter_building_sla.html
  15. yanni_gogolak

    Akron: Downtown: Development and News

    Akron’s Bowery project gets groundbreaking date By Jim Mackinnon Beacon Journal/Ohio.com Posted Nov 7, 2018 at 5:25 PM Updated Nov 7, 2018 at 5:37 PM The $40 million Bowery redevelopment project in downtown Akron will break ground this month, according to invitations that have gone out. The invitation from the city and developers says the groundbreaking for the oft-delayed project, considered vital to revitalizing downtown, will be the morning of Nov. 16. The ceremony will take place inside the old Akron Savings & Loan building off South Main Street. https://www.ohio.com/news/20181107/akrons-bowery-project-gets-groundbreaking-date