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  1. Summa deal canceled; CEO says system healthier, won’t need a partner The deal for a Michigan-based health system to acquire Summa Health is off and Summa's CEO says the Akron-based health system is healthy enough to continue on its own without looking for a new partner. https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200529/summa-deal-canceled-ceo-says-system-healthier-wonrsquot-need-partner?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Akron Beacon Journal daily 2020-05-30&utm_content=GTOH_ABJ&utm_term=053020
  2. The Rail closes 2 Northeast Ohio locations Updated May 28, 2020; Posted May 28, 2020 By Marc Bona, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Rail has closed its North Olmsted and Canton locations. On its website, the burger- and craft-beer centric restaurant called the decision to close "very difficult" and said employees from both locations have been offered a transfer to nearby Rails. https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/05/the-rail-closes-2-northeast-ohio-locations.html?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200529&utm_content=article9-readmore
  3. May 28, 2020 01:23 PM updated 3 hours ago Akron Children's Hospital to open new Portage Health Center on June 2 Akron Children's Hospital will launch its Portage Health Center on Tuesday, June 2, with the opening of a pediatrics primary care office at the Ravenna site. Akron Children's will combine and move its Kent and Ravenna practices to the new, 29,500-square-foot health center at 2497 State Route 59 in Ravenna, according to a news release. https://www.crainscleveland.com/health-care/akron-childrens-hospital-open-new-portage-health-center-june-2?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200529&utm_content=article2-image
  4. Avenue Arts Marketplace closing in downtown Canton By Ed Balint CantonRep.com staff writer Posted May 28, 2020 at 5:20 PM The theatre program tied to the arts marketplace will continue in downtown Canton. CANTON Citing decreasing sales and the impact of COVID-19, the Avenue Arts Marketplace is closing in the Canton Arts District. ArtsinStark made the announcement in a news release Thursday. https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20200528/avenue-arts-marketplace-closing-in-downtown-canton?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200529&utm_content=article8-readmore
  5. Akron developer awarded $10 million in tax credits toward building affordable apartments for I Promise School families Posted May 27, 2020 By Robin Goist, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio – An Akron-based community development corporation has received $10 million in tax credits to help pay for the construction of a 50-unit apartment building on the city’s West Side intended to provide affordable housing for families of students at the I Promise School. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2020/05/akron-developer-awarded-10-million-in-tax-credits-toward-building-affordable-apartments-for-i-promise-school-families.html?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200528&utm_content=article2-readmore
  6. Kent restaurant The Battleground embraces social justice on its plates, in its glasses Posted May 26, 5:30 AM By Marc Bona, cleveland.com KENT, Ohio - Kirk and Rosi Peruyero-Noden's restaurant just to the west of the Kent State University campus is built on flavorful Mexican food, locally made craft beer, a strong dose of social justice, a lot of history and community pride. The Battleground opened in January, only to be met with coronavirus restrictions in March. They tried takeout for a while and closed in April. They are open for contactless curbside pickup and delivery. https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/05/kent-restaurant-the-battleground-embraces-social-justice-on-its-plates-in-its-glasses.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter - Rubber City Daily&utm_campaign=Rubber City Daily - Akron newsletter
  7. Akron approves $2.5 million Penske truck center at former Donzell’s Garden Center Posted May 19, 9:08 AM By Robin Goist, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio – City Council has given permission to the Penske Truck Leasing company to build a $2.5 million truck rental and sales center on the former Donzell’s Garden Center property that is expected to employ 32 people. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP, had an option to purchase the vacant 10.3-acre garden center property, pending the city’s approval, Mike Antenucci, Akron’s Zoning Manager, told council Monday. https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020/05/akron-approves-25-million-penske-truck-center-at-former-donzells-garden-center.html
  8. This on slid by me. It's well under construction now. Design Innovation Hub coming to center campus Samantha Farland Mar 6, 2019 The $44.9 million Design Innovation Hub construction will begin in April on the old Art Building. As part of Phase 1 of the 10-year Master Plan, the facility will open in August of 2020. The Design Innovation Hub will include a new dining hall on the third floor from Aramark — who donated money to the project — as well as retail dining on the second floor. This dining facility will replace Kent Market 2 located on the second floor of the Student Center. http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_429ff728-4050-11e9-bda5-97b570661535.html https://www.bcj.com/projects/kent-state-university-design-innovation-hub-di-hub
  9. That's great to hear. I thought it was reported that they had pulled out. The smell is from the Canal. "They" (City & Ohio & Erie Canalway?) are aware of it and I thought they were trying to do something about it.
  10. Open container exempt area in early planning By BOB GAETJENS Reporter Posted May 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM Updated May 16, 2020 at 4:33 PM KENT — Restaurants and bars this summer may get a new source of economic support, balancing out the need to socially distance customers within their establishments. The city is exploring ways to create a Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area, an area of 20 to 30 acres downtown exempted from open container laws, according to Tom Wilke, economic development director for the city of Kent. Administered by the Ohio Department of Commerce, DORA districts were an option created by the general assembly in 2015. In areas where DORAs are in place, drinkers can walk around in public drinking alcoholic beverages. https://www.record-courier.com/news/20200516/open-container-exempt-area-in-early-planning?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200518&utm_content=article12-headline
  11. Akron seeks DORA, Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Posted May 12, 2020 By Marc Bona, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio - The city of Akron is hoping to establish a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area - or, DORA - near the Lock 3 / Akron Civic Theatre block of downtown Akron. The city said it submitted an application for the designated public area where alcoholic beverages can be purchased from permitted establishments and consumed outside within the district. Ohio lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the areas in 2015. Normally, without the DORA designation, drinking alcohol is not allowed in these areas. https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/05/akron-seeks-dora-designated-outdoor-refreshment-area.html Eat in the street? Barberton considers closing downtown roads to boost restaurant seating By Sean McDonnell Beacon Journal Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:31 PM Updated May 12, 2020 at 7:24 PM Although restaurants are reopening, social distancing will put space at a premium. To solve the problem, the city of Barberton is looking to put seats in the streets. On Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine is allowing restaurants and bars to open for outdoor dining. On May 21, dine-in service can start. To give restaurants more space, the city of Barberton is considering temporarily closing downtown streets to vehicle traffic and allowing restaurants to set up outdoor seating in the road. https://www.beaconjournal.com/news/20200512/eat-in-street-barberton-considers-closing-downtown-roads-to-boost-restaurant-seating?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200513&utm_content=article5-headline
  12. City Committee Advances Library, Gallagher Projects By George Nelson | May 6, 2020 YOUNGSTOWN Ohio – Work should begin in August on Phase One of the planned $25 million renovation of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Main Library. Bids will be let in June on the long-awaited project, which cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when the Youngstown Design Review Committee approved plans for the exterior renovation and an addition to the 110-year-old library building and site redesign. https://businessjournaldaily.com/committee-approves-design-for-main-library-renovation/
  13. April 24, 2020 09:27 AM updated 15 hours ago Pro Football Hall of Fame Village getting Alumni Association HQ Crain's Akron Business Canton's Pro Football Hall of Fame Village has struck a deal with its bread and butter — former players like those that line its museum walls — and it sounds as if there might be more former players hanging around the Village as a result. HOF Village LLC — soon to be known as Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co. thanks to its pending combination with Pittsburgh's Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. — announced on Thursday, April 23, that it has entered into a partnership with the National Football League Alumni Association. HOFV said in a release that "the partnership will enable the NFL Alumni to locate their NFL Alumni Academy complex and its related facilities and projects at the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village campus." https://www.crainscleveland.com/sports-business/pro-football-hall-fame-village-getting-alumni-association-hq
  14. Hall of Fame Village work resumes at McKinley Grand By Edd Pritchard GateHouse Media Ohio Posted Apr 8, 2020 at 3:08 PM Renovation work at the McKinley Grand hotel has resumed after stopping for two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. CANTON After shutting down for two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, work will resume to remodel the McKinley Grand Hotel. The hotel will be a DoubleTree by Hilton when it reopens. https://www.cantonrep.com/business/20200408/hall-of-fame-village-work-resumes-at-mckinley-grand?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200409&utm_content=article14-headline
  15. April 05, 2020 04:00 AM New Amazon distribution site spurs apartment developments in Akron Dan Shingler To build more than 160 apartments for future Amazon workers in Akron, a Richfield builder and developer is using the same modular construction techniques that allowed China to erect a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days. He's also willing to take the apartment building now under construction apart if someone here needs the modular units he's using for a health care facility in response to the COVID-19 crisis, said Todd Tober, president of Tober Building Co. https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/new-amazon-distribution-site-spurs-apartment-developments-akron
  16. HUDSON, OH (March 28, 2020) – The City of Hudson announced today that it is altering course on the construction of the Downtown Phase II development adjacent to First & Main in the City’s core. The City will be parting company with Testa Companies on this project. “The Testa Companies have been great to work with and we are parting company on good terms,” said City Manager Jane Howington. “We wish Joel and his company well.” https://www.hudson.oh.us/794/Downtown-Phase-II
  17. Akron City Council expected to approve $306,000 for moving city employees from CitiCenter building, making way for development project Posted Feb 27, 2020 By Robin Goist, cleveland.com AKRON, Ohio – City Council is expected Monday to approve payment of $306,000 to cover the cost of moving city employees out of the downtown CitiCenter building as part of plans by a private developer to transform the property into apartments and offices. Brad Beckert, the city’s developing engineering manager, told a council committee this week that the 11-story building needs to be at least 90% vacant for two years to improve the chances of Cleveland-based Weston Inc. receiving historic tax credits for the project. https://www.cleveland.com/akron/2020/02/akron-city-council-expected-to-approve-306000-for-moving-city-employees-from-citicenter-building-making-way-for-development-project.html
  18. The Lodi mall is dead, agreed. But that didn't stop them from building a brand new outlet mall North of Columbus, Tanger Outlets. Will it survive? No, probably the same trajectory as almost all other outlet malls. Also, why mention Lodi and not Grove City which appears to be doing fine. He cherry picked a bad one.
  19. I'm guessing you mean contemporary. Modernist is an era of Architecture and this does not fit it. Modern architecture, or modernist architecture, was based upon new and innovative technologies of construction, particularly the use of glass, steel and reinforced concrete; the idea that form should follow function (functionalism); an embrace of minimalism; and a rejection of ornament.
  20. Confusion, opposition stall Canton’s Cirelli building project From the Canton Repository: The Arthur J. Cirelli building on 30th Street NW will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority and developers Giltz and Associates planned to demolish the dilapidated structure and build an $8 million to $10 million housing and retail complex. Confusion and changes regarding the proposal and city practices, however, have halted discussions. 'This was an evolving project, and I think that added to some of the confusion because when things are early on, things are constantly changing,' Councilman John Mariol II said. Article
  21. Akron uses new law to reject latest discount store proposal From the Akron Beacon Journal: Citing a new local law that prevents discount stores from flooding Akron neighborhoods, council rejected another Dollar General on Monday, Feb. 24. But the vote was not unanimous. Councilwoman Tara Samples broke with her colleagues, saying that planning staff failed to notify residents in her neighboring city ward who may lack transportation and would benefit from another retail option. The proposed location was 1,400 feet from an existing Family Dollar on Arlington Street near Dave’s Market. A law passed in the fall prohibits new dollar stores within 2,500 feet of existing ones. Article
  22. The first two proposed were the same Architect, I believe. And this new "design" is nothing like this one.
  23. February 20, 2020 02:41 PM 19 hours ago Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank gets closer to funding new Canton site, expansion CRAIN'S AKRON BUSINESS he Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced Thursday, Feb. 20, that it's well on the way to funding a project that includes a new warehouse facility in Canton and an expansion of its Akron facility. Officials made the announcement at news conference Thursday morning, which also was livestreamed on social media. https://www.crainscleveland.com/nonprofits/akron-canton-regional-foodbank-gets-closer-funding-new-canton-site-expansion
  24. CANTON Downtown Canton is getting a Jerzee’s All American Sports Grille. The bar and restaurant will be located at 330 Court Ave. NW in Centennial Plaza. Operations are expected to start in time for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s annual enshrinement festival, once construction of the $12.3 million plaza is complete. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, have indoor and outdoor seating, and offer a full bar and an abbreviated version of the Jerzee’s menu. https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20200219/jerzeersquos-to-open-downtown-canton-cafe-at-centennial-plaza
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