Thursday, December 13, 2012
City Council will vote to approve the plans to build at tonight's meeting.
Ever wish you could just drive through a Panera line? Well, your wish may soon come true. At tonight's 7 p.m. meeting, city council will look to approve plans to build a 8,823 square foot Panera at 1063 Graham Road. The land was formerly occupied by Big Boy, which was torn down in November. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said what makes this Panera different from the one on Kent Road is the addition of a drive-thru. If approved, Kurtz was unsure when the new restaurant would open. Are you excited about a drive-thru Panera, or do you wish something else was built there? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Demolition on the vacant restaurant right off of State Route 8 in Stow on Graham Road began Thursday and the owners have a plan for the space.
Big Boy, the chain restaurant that has been closed in Stow for about five years now, is in the process of being torn down. Planning Director Rob Kurtz said while there has not been an official application submitted for the property, he's optimistic about that lot. The owners, Deville Developments Inc., have been in talks with Kurtz. While the preliminary details aren't being shared, Kurtz did say the owner gave him permission to tell Stow Patch that the plans include constructing a Panera. This would be the second Panera in the city. One is currently located on Kent Road. The ex-Big Boy was 6,300-square-feet and the property is zoned C-5, for highway services. "I think any large vacant building is not a positive thing. I'd say eyesore…
Friday, April 6, 2012
Stow Police and the city's building inspector boarded up a home at 2106 Uniondale Dr. in December because it was uninhabitable and being used, again, to manufacture methamphetamine.
The home on Uniondale Drive that was found to be the site of a methamphetamine lab twice is now being torn down by Dave Helmling Excavating. And it's apparently one of the worst homes the company has torn down ever. Dave Helmling told the Stow Sentry about 40 cubic yards of trash were taken out of the home on Tuesday. Stow Police first went to the home, at 2106 Uniondale Dr., in September after receiving an anonymous tip about possible illegal drug activity. Officers said they went to the home and witnessed the men making meth in the garage and arrested Stephen Gene McKinney, 41, and the homeowner Lewis Gene Butler, Jr., 39, for producing the drug with a 2-year-old child in the home in September. Police also found guns on the property. …