Friday, September 21, 2012
City government, business leaders participated in ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at Kent Road store.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon marked the official grand opening of Starbucks in a former bank building at 4249 Kent Road. Participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside store employees were city government officials and Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce members. Stow Mayor Sara had the honor of cutting the ribbon with a giant pair of scissors. The Stow-Kent Plaza Starbucks, which opened Aug. 17, seats about 35 to 40 customers inside and about 25 outside. The former bank buidling's drive-through teller window has been transformed into a coffee-serving window. The company-operated store, which has about 17 full- and part-time employees, is open from 6 a.m. top 10 p.m. daily.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The coffee shop will fill a vacant space on Kent Road.
In February, Starbucks expressed an interest in opening a store in a former bank building on Kent Road. This winter, 1st Choice Facilities Services received a conditional zoning certificate for the property at 4249 Kent Rd. and just two weeks ago the city issued a building permit. Chief Building Inspector Tony Catalano said he spoke with a 1st Choice representative Monday morning who said the new Starbucks should be finished in eight weeks and open sometime in mid-August. When the initial story was posted about Starbucks wanting to come to Stow, there were a lot of different reactions. Some were excited about an empty store front being filled, others were disappointed a chain was coming in. Some even said the location was confusing …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Find out what's happening during the Feb. 9 City Council meeting.
The Feb. 9 Stow City Council meeting begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Here's a sneak peak at what council will consider tonight: • Starbucks wants to move into a former bank building at 4249 Kent Rd. The company is seeking a conditional zoning certificate. • Council is expected to vote on approving Community Information Coordinator Linda Nahrstedt as the city's newest director of parks and recreation. Nick Wren left this position when he was appointed as the city's assistant service director. Nahstedt will continue to serve as the community information coordinator. Three current city employees, including Nahrstedt, applied for the job. Mayor Sara Drew said the city was searching for someone internally. If Nahrstedt's appointment is …