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Kent State students wait for their orders to be filled at Rosie’s Diner and Market March 15, 2023. Rosie’s Diner is located on the first floor of Tri-Towers.

Students share their favorite grub spots on and off campus

Kylee Coles, Reporter November 2, 2023

From sushi restaurants to bagel cafés, undergrad students spilled their favorite places to grab a meal.  Amidst the diverse answers, one recurring place, and meal, stood out: pizza from Rosie’s...

Franklin Deli Owner Carl Picelle and other members of his staff work behind the counter to prepare meals for customers March 15. Franklin Square Deli is located at 108 S. Water St.

Best sandwich

Adriana Gasiewski, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Franklin Square Deli Founded forty years ago in late March of 1983 by owner Carl Picelle, Franklin Square Deli has been serving a selection of different sandwiches, homemade soups and other foods...

Water Street Tavern.

The deal with downtown Kent: How local restaurants are adjusting to COVID-19

Morgan McGrath Reporter February 11, 2021

As we approach the one year anniversary of COVID-19’s appearance in the U.S., colleges across the country are continuously making necessary implementations of social distancing and online learning in...

Interim pass/fail policy extended through spring 2021 semester

Ben Vrobel Reporter October 26, 2020

The extension of the interim pass/fail policy provides students an option to save their GPA instead of withdrawing from the class this semester.The policy was implemented for the spring 2020 semester,...

Facebook post from Franklin Square Deli about the altercation.

Altercation in downtown Kent leaves one hospitalized

Nathan Mehring Reporter September 5, 2020

A physical altercation took place between two people in downtown Kent on Aug. 29, leaving one with significant facial injuries, said Kent Police Administrative Lieutenant Mike Lewis.While it’s unconfirmed...

Twisted Meltz, located at 164 E. Main Street, was voted the second-best sandwich shop in Kent in the annual Best of Kent competition. Pictured above is a Paul Warfield sandwich, a Scouts Honor Mint milkshake and a side of fries. 

Best of Kent: best sandwich shop

First place: Franklin Square Deli Franklin Square Deli is dedicated to offering high-quality products at low prices. Kent State students appreciate the fresh ingredients at the motor-sport themed restaurant. Franklin...

Twisted Meltz manager Mike Canter holds out the sandwich shop’s signature “Julian Edelman” sandwich.

Best of Kent: Best Sandwich Shop

1st: Twisted MeltzSituated on East Main Street in Acorn Alley, Twisted Meltz—family-owned and operated—offers up unique “twists” on grilled cheese as well as soups, salads appetizers and craft...

Manager Jill Wymer, prepares a sandwich platter during lunch on April 4, 2015.

Best Sandwich Shop: Franklin Square Deli

Felicia Guadagni April 7, 2015

Franklin Square DeliFranklin Square Deli, located on the corner of Water and Main streets in Downtown Kent, takes first place for “Best Sandwich Shop” once again.Manager Jill Wymer, who has worked...

Jill Wymer tops the Destroyer sandwich with onions before holding it together with the necessary four toothpicks, April 6, 2014.

Best Sandwich Shop

Katherine Nix April 9, 2014

Franklin Square DeliFranklin Square Deli, located at the corner of South Water and East Main streets, has been serving residents and students since 1983.The website brags of a casual, clean, enjoyable,...

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