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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

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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...

Downtown Kent on Tuesday, March 17. Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a press conference Sunday restaurants and bars in Ohio would close in light of the coronavirus.

Downtown restaurant owners react to closings

Empty sidewalks and dark storefronts lined the streets of downtown Kent this week as local businesses dealt with the effects of statewide restrictions on restaurants and bars.  Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

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...

Female business owners share struggles

Paige Bennett April 11, 2018

The number of women business owners in the United States has been steadily rising since 1997. According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, women own more than 11.6 million American...

Local residents Teresa and Scott Simone putt-putt at Zephyr Pub in Kent, at the annual Putt Around Downtown event on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. 

Putt-putt golfers to descend on downtown Kent

Dylan Reynolds October 18, 2017

Kent residents can golf their way between 18 downtown businesses Saturday during the annual Putt Around Downtown event.Tickets to the Main Street Kent-sponsored event cost $15 per person, or $50 for a...

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...

Owner Steve Tannous prepares orders at Twisted Meltz, a new grilled cheese eatery in Acorn Alley, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The restaurant serves a spectrum of sandwiches named and themed after 17 Kent State-based celebrities.

Grilled cheese with a twist

Patrick Williams February 5, 2014

The smell of toasted bread and cheese wafts into the spaces in Acorn Alley that used to be College Creamery and College Coneys. Kent State students will come in to eat where men at least 20 years older...

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