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Customers eat and drink inside downtown Kents new Franklin Hotel Bar on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016. Aside from booths, tables and a bar, the establishment also has a lounge area, complete with armchairs placed around an artificial fireplace. 

Franklin Hotel Bar aims to add new vibe to Kent bar scene

Benjamin VanHoose December 29, 2016

Students may have a new checkpoint on their local bar crawl routines when they return to Kent for the spring semester. That is, as long as they are up for a decidedly different type of bar atmosphere.Filling...

Secret Cellar hosts “Attraction: Is it just a chemical reaction?”

Ariel Reid February 25, 2016

The Secret Cellar, a 1920s speakeasy inspired bar in downtown Kent, hosted an hour-long event on Wednesday night about how chemicals and the brain affect the feeling of love.Heather Caldwell, a professor...

Secret Cellar to host “Attraction: Is it just a Chemical Reaction?”

Ariel Reid February 19, 2016

To celebrate “A Year of Science,” the College of Arts and Sciences will host a talk about how the brain processes the feelings of love and attraction, from 6-7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the...

Kent to host Reggae festival Friday

Bailey Purpura Downtown Reporter November 9, 2015

Downtown Kent is set to host Kent’s reggae, Island and Jam Band Music Festival this Friday at various locations in the area.Hosted by Main Street Kent and Crooked River Arts Council, 15 participating...

Honors College to host research-based lecture series

Kate Schwanke March 1, 2015

The Honors College will introduce its new series, Research Uncorked, on Thursday, March 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent. The series will focus on Kent State researchers coming together...

BeatleFest to invade Downtown Kent Friday

Megan Brown February 17, 2015

Beatlemania and other British-inspired tunes circa the mid-1960s will invade Downtown Kent on Friday, Feb. 20 with performances at more than 16 different venues.All shows are free to attend with the first...

Pass the cheese, please

Aja Phillips January 15, 2014

 James Bragg, the assistant manager at Secret Cellar, prepares a dish for customers Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo by Eslah Attar. Cheese and wine, arguably the two greatest food groups – because yes,...

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