The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Zephyrs bustles with business on March 27, 2024.

BOK ’24: Best bar

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Zephyr Pub Located at 106 W. Main St., Zephyr Pub is a two-story bar known for its live music — but the bar brings much more according to some community members. Troy Martin, a Kent State...

Bartender Stephanie Pullella cuts limes in preparation for the daily opening at Bar Lucci on Nov. 18, 2023.

‘They saved our ass’: Bar Lucci attributes success to students

Savana Capp, General Assignment Editor December 9, 2023

Bar Lucci, owned by brothers Peter and Jon Finley, has been a bar hop spot in downtown Kent for about a year and a half – but the bar hasn’t always been so popular.  Jon Finley said he and his...

Children and parents participate in the annual Putt Around Kent on May 6, 2023. Businesses across downtown Kent like Hippie Fox Rocks set up mini-golf holes for golfers to try their hand at.

Putt Around Downtown turns Kent into a miniature golf course

Grace Springer, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2023

Main Street Kent hosted their annual “Putt Around Downtown” event Saturday, drawing visitors from near and far to local businesses. The event had 25 participating businesses that set up themed miniature-golf...

Freshman photography major Abigail Burkhardt orders at Cleveland Bagel Cafe March 15. Cleveland Bagel Cafe is located at 436 E. Main St.

Best new business

Isabella Schreck, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2023

FIRST: The Cleveland Bagel Cafe Decades ago, people went to Brady’s Cafe. Recent graduates remember the old Starbucks. Now, students study, go on dates and stop for a bagel at the cottage on the corner...

Peter and Jon Finley, owners of Lucci’s Pizza and now Bar Lucci.

Lucci’s Pizza owners open Bar Lucci, expand brand on North Water Street

Gianna Cicchi, Reporter September 1, 2022

After two years of renovations and strategic planning, Jon and Peter Finley opened Bar Lucci July 8. The brothers signed the lease at 257 N. Water St. in May of 2020. Jon and Peter also own Lucci's...

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