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.
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…