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OPINION: I’m done working in the restaurant industry

Aden Graves, Opinion Writer September 13, 2023

This summer, I found myself desperately searching for a temporary part-time job so I could earn some money before returning to school.  As much as I didn’t want another food service position, my...

Cleveland Bagel Cafe successfully opens in Kent

September 7, 2022

The Kent location of Cleveland Bagel Cafe is now open. TV2 Reporter Matthew Mergen spoke to one of the owners about the days success.

The Human Bean, a new drive-thru coffee chain located at 1713 East Main St., will open in early September.

Oregon coffee-chain ‘The Human Bean’ to open

Emma Andrus, Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

The city of Kent will welcome a new member to its coffee scene family in early September. The Human Bean is a drive-thru coffee franchise that originated in Southern Oregon in 1988 and...

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...

Donzell Jones preparing his restaurant, Hibachi Soul, for the ribbon cutting ceremony in Kent on July, 10.

New hibachi restaurant opens on Lake Street in Kent

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter September 1, 2022

The sound of snipping scissors at Hibachi Soul's grand opening was music to owners Donzell Jones and Sharell Pointer's ears. On July 9, dozens of community members filled the Lake Street storefront...

Patrons can pull up to one of the designated spots to pick up their food from either Front Door Burger, Flash Bagel Co. or FizziMoo

Burgers, bagels and fizz add variety to old favorites at Wild Goats Café

Alexandra Golden, Managing Editor September 1, 2022

Wild Goats is the brick and mortar for three ghost kitchens: Front Door Burger, Flash Bagels and FizziMoo. Charlie Ciborek, owner of Wild Goats and the WG Group, created these concepts with the...

Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of The Battleground, sitting next to artwork which represents Mexican people in Kent.

The Battleground re-opens after 2 and a half month hiatus

Chloe Zofchak Reporter March 19, 2021

After closing January of this year, the Battleground, a traditional Mexican restaurant, reopened Thursday. Rosi Peruyero Noden, owner of the Battleground, chose to temporarily close the restaurant because...

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza banners put up in windows of old Pizza Fire location.

New pizza restaurant moves into downtown Kent

Brynne Mann Reporter March 5, 2021

Pizza Fire is being replaced by a new restaurant called Uncle Maddio’s Pizza.The new restaurant will offer fresh ingredients and made-to-order food for customers. “It’s a great location. You look...

The Fruit Stand opened on Jan. 5 at 175 E Erie St.

The Fruit Stand opens in Acorn Alley

Chloe Zofchak Reporter January 30, 2021

The Fruit Stand, a new vegan restaurant in Kent, started offering a fully customizable menu on Jan. 5 at 175 E Erie St., the former location of Popped! in Acorn Alley.The Fruit Stand brings a different...

Game stop

FREDERIC J. BROWN January 28, 2021

People enter a GameStop store in Alhambra, California on January 27, 2021. An epic battle is unfolding on Wall Street, with a cast of characters clashing over the fate of GameStop, a struggling chain of...

157 Lounge on South Water Street in downtown Kent was referred to the Ohio Investigative Unit for being out of compliance during 10 COVID-19 safety check-ins conducted from mid-June through mid-Sept. A main issue was that employees consistently failed to enforce mask wearing for customers and staff.

Three Kent bars referred to state investigators for repeated COVID-19 violations

Lyndsey Brennan, Reporter October 1, 2020

Three bars in downtown Kent, 157 Lounge, Ray’s Place and The Pub in Kent, have been referred to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for investigation after repeatedly being found out of compliance with critical...

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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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