Quaker Steak and Lube’s Final Design Plans OK’d
After some tweaking, the city’s architectural board of review gives the green light to the plans.
The plans for the new Quaker Steak and Lube are moving forward at the Drug Mart Plaza on Detroit Avenue.
That news comes after the architectural board of review meeting approved the final design plans last week.
The Pennsylvania-based restaurant chain agreed to change some of its plans, including altering the signs, usually typical for a Quaker Steak and Lube.
But this “concept store” is anything but typical.
At 6,600 square feet, this Quaker Steak and Lube is much smaller — and in more of an urban setting — than others across the county.
Taking the board recommendations into consideration, Quaker Steak will use a large vintage photograph of the Lakewood on the side of the building.
The restaurant agreed to remove the border neon that followed the line of the roof. The company also agreed to reduce the size of the writing on the awnings.
There was some talk about switching the sign in the front with the sign in the back of the building, but those plans were left alone.
Representatives from Quaker Steak have said that the company would like to begin construction as soon as possible, perhaps by July.
Last month, the Lakewood Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a 50-seat outdoor, brickyard patio. The commission also approved a second conditional use permit to keep the business open later than originally planned.
According to the plans, a “brickyard,” outdoor patio — located on the Detroit Avenue side of the building — will have an outdoor bar area connected to the indoor bar.
Quaker Steak and Lube officials said the restaurant, based in Sharon, PA, would be open “seven days a week, 365 days a year.”
The city’s architectural board of review approved the redesign of the entire plaza in January.