Friday, December 28, 2012
Whether your NYE partying style is formal, bar-casual or playful, there's no need to leave the city!
There’s no need to leave the Kent city limits to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the style you prefer – whether that style is formal, bar-casual, concert-oriented or playful. Here’s a sampling of New Year’s Eve events in the Tree City: Bistro on Main – A free champagne toast and party favors at midnight await Bistro guests. The restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Bash includes the musical duo of Peggy Coyle and Brad Bolton performing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in the bar area. Drink specials for the evening include the champagne cocktail and candy cane martini. Dinner specials, offered from 4 to 11 p.m., include roasted beef tenderloin surf and turf, scallops/blood orange ceviche, black grouper with citrus buerre blanc and a cowboy chop (steak) for two. …
Kent Patch is counting down the top 10 most read stories of 2012 with the story that had the most readers to be announced on New Year's Eve
Editor's note: In our second year reporting on Kent, Kent Patch produced 2,000 news articles — excluding events and announcements — about everything from lost pets to the city budget. But only 10 of those stories were the most read on our site after having received thousands of individual readers each. Counting down to New Year's Eve, Kent Patch will announce the top ten most-read stories of the year with the story that received the most readers announced on Dec. 31. Today we're revealing story No. 4, which originally appeared Jan. 11, 2012, and showed Kent residents were itching to try the city's newest restaurant as part of Acorn Alley II. Click on the link above to read the original story.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Voters give new downtown restaurant OK for Sunday alcohol sales
Kent's newest downtown restaurant got the OK from voters Tuesday to sell wine and liquor on Sundays. Voters in precinct 5A voted "yes" to allow Laziza to sell spirituous wine and liquor on Sundays, according to final but unofficial results from the Portage County Board of Elections. Of 65 votes cast, 50 voters (77 percent) cast ballots in favor of the Sunday alcohol sales. Just 15 votes (23 percent) were cast against the issue. Scroll down for past coverage of the restaurant:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Presidential candidates are only a small part of the ballot.
Ohio voters will decide much more than the Republican Presidential primary on March 6. It's a major election that will narrow fields of candidates in a number of state, regional, judicial and county races, as well as decide local issues in some communities. Here's what you need to know: Deadlines for Voters • You can register to vote until Feb. 6, which is 30 days before the election. • If you want to vote by mail, the Portage County Board of Elections has to have absentee ballots ready by Jan. 31. You have until noon on March 3 to apply for an absentee ballot from the board of elections. • That ballot must be postmarked by March 5 and received by the board of elections by March 16 to be counted. • In-person voting by absentee ballot at …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wondering what's on the menu? Kent Patch is your exclusive online source (for now, at least).
Kent Patch readers are asking: What's Laziza's phone number? What are the new restaurant's hours? Is there a takeout menu online somewhere? Gina Tringhese said the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce is also getting calls about contact information for the Acorn Alley II anchor tenant. Kent Patch has the answers – and the menu – posted here! Michelle Hartman, vice president of RLB Phoenix Properties, developer of Acorn Alley, said there have been delays in the installation of phone and internet lines. "We're still waiting for AT&T to finish their site work. Hopefully they’ll get that squared away this week," she said. It can't happen soon enough for Laziza owners Michael and Nicole Awad. Michael said he's heard the lines could be operational by …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Mediterranean restaurant anchor of new development at corner of Erie and South DePeyster streets
The much anticipated new mediterannean restaurant Laziza has opened at Acorn Alley II. The eatery opened Thursday for lunch and dinner, one week after hosting a special invite-only preview. The restaurant is an anchor tenant for Acorn Alley II and has about 5,000 square feet with 175 seats. It will feature Mediterranean food as well as steaks and seafood. The city has approved plans for an outdoor patio at the restaurant that will be about 30 feet by 15 feet.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
All information is according to Kent Community Development Department
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. to correct information on the size of Laziza. Final construction on the Mediterranean restaurant Laziza at Acorn Alley II has the go-ahead from the city's building department. The Kent Community Development Department issued the tenant build-out permit for Laziza this month. The permit info is as follows: Laziza is one of several restaurants coming to the new Acorn Alley II redevelopment. It will occupy the northwest corner space at the intersection of Erie Street and South DePeyster Street. A restaurant of about 5,000 square feet with 175 seats, it will feature Mediterranean food as well as steaks and seafood. Past coverage of Laziza includes:
Sunday, August 7, 2011
City approved last-minute addition of outdoor patio
The new Laziza restaurant coming to Acorn Alley II downtown will have an outdoor patio to complement its large indoor seating area. Kent City Council approved a last-minute request from developer Ron Burbick this week that allows the restaurant's patio to occupy a portion of the public right-of-way at the corner of Erie and South DePeyster streets. "This is in line with a goal the city has of encouraging an active street environment," Kent City Engineer Jim Bowling said. Laziza, a restaurant of about 3,500 square feet with 120 seats, will feature Mediterranean food, as well as steaks and seafood. It's one of the larger spaces in Acorn Alley II and will stand at the corner of Erie and South DePeyster streets — across from the Kent Central …