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A sign posted inside of the Starbucks located on the corner of East Main Street and South Lincoln Street thanks Kent patrons for the incredible memories. The local Starbucks closed on July 26, 2021.

Kent State community saddened by closure of local Starbucks

Rachel Gross Reporter July 28, 2021

The Kent Starbucks café closed its doors Monday after almost 20 years in business.“Actually the worst thing to ever happen,” Gab Pedroza wrote in a Tweet. “This Starbucks literally got me through...


Amazon October 13, 2020

The New York Times called the textbook in question, Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle, "a thoughtful and carefully researched account." Its author, Susan J. Napier, is a Professor of the Japanese...

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen as she presents the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inaugural Woman of Leadership Award to Agnes Gund at The Library of Congress on February 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

 (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the court announced. She was 87.Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior...


Troy Pierson August 17, 2020

From the south lobby, one can see down to the second and first floors. Campbell said visibility was a key component of the design process to incorporate natural light into the building. Pictured here is...

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Best of Kent 2017 Voting

KentWired Staff March 20, 2017

If the Google form is not loading, click here to access the survey. See results in The Kent Stater on Thursday, April 27. 

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Best Bartender

Katy Coduto April 9, 2014

Daniela, Water Street TavernIf you’re looking for a new drink or an unexpected mix, Water Street Tavern’s Daniela is your girl — and her creativity makes her Kent’s best bartender.“When I make...

Kent State alumni Kat Kasee, Erika Knopsnider and Erin Duffy enjoy the $2 happy hour in Water Street Tavern on April 9, 2014.

Best Happy Hour

Katy Coduto Lindsay Miller April 9, 2014

Water Street TavernA happy hour that lasts until nine every night and includes over 40 items — like bottled and draft beers and plenty of cocktails — for just $2? It’s not hard to see why students...

The Wild Honey Mojito is one of Bar 145s many original cocktails. The drink contains Wild Turkey American honey, simple syrup, lime juice, mint and Angry Orchard Cider.

Best Cocktail

Katy Coduto Lindsay Miller April 9, 2014

Bar145Bar 145 opened just over a year ago, and it hasn’t taken long for the gastropub’s drink specials to be considered among the area’s best. Featuring a martini menu with items like the campfire...

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