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Demolition of the Robin Hood Is One Skyline Change

This video is the first in a series about Kent's changing landscape

The Robin Hood History

1936 - Doors opened to the family-friendly restuarant 

1970 - From food to fun, the Robin Hood shifted its focus to the night club scene

1999 - Remodeled to bring food back to the bar scene

2010 - The doors of the Robin Hood close for good

2011 - The Robin Hood

Editor's Note: Throughout this week, we take a look at some of the drastic landscape changes taking place in Kent this year and throughout the next several years.

We'll examine Kent's redevelopment as the projects progress. Click on the links below to see previous stories in this series.


Gary Michaels August 24, 2011 at 05:23 AM
Thompson Drug went out of business because it wasn't supported. The space was vacant for 1-2 hrs because no one wanted to rent it. Then a tattoo parlor finally does and you complain? What did you do to get a better business in that space? Did you support Thompson's? Did you locate your business on that corner? No, of course not. But you will be the first to criticize what is there because it is not your cup of tea. If you don't like it, put your money where your mouth is and change it! Otherwise, keep your opinions to yourself.
Gary Michaels August 24, 2011 at 05:25 AM
Aesthetics is a subjective term. Ultimately it's their money at stake and they can do as they please with it.
Wilburforce August 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM
We thought this was the opinion place.......
sue turner August 26, 2011 at 07:04 PM
Obviously, there is no "nod to the historical significance" of buildings in Kent. That is demonstrated with the latest demolition of the Robin Hood and most likely soon to come the Old Kent Hotel. Otherwise, great great idea.
robert August 31, 2011 at 04:12 AM
Yes, Wilburforce,I thought the same.I never dreamed that Mr. Michaels would make so many asumptions without some knowlege of a few facts.I am proud to say that I knew the last owner of THOMPSONS,I went to high school with him, I played football with him and he refilled many prescriptions for me. I and many others were very sorry to see it close because our pharmaceutical needs did not generate the necessary income.As for the present business there I will refer you to the Bible verse,Leviticus 19- 28. Gary, you may not agree with everyone and I may not agree with you but I will defend your right to your freedom of speech !

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