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Plans for Bob Evans Still on the Table in Lakewood

Officials from the restaurant presented a preliminary proposal, however city officials had some suggestions to change the restaurant’s “traditional” look. Revised plans are expected soon.

The plans for a new, 4,200-square-foot Bob Evans restaurant on Detroit Avenue are still in the works.

But the national restaurant chain — per the city’s architectural board of review — is still crafting its new style for its location at the corner of Detroit Avenue and Park Haven Row.

As part of Bob Evans’ new design “concept,” it wouldn’t look the traditional restaurant. It would be built up to the sidewalk with around 75 parking spaces in the rear.

However, there are still a few hurdles before construction gets started. City officials aren’t quite comfortable with some of the aspects of the traditional Bob Evans design — including the roofline.

“I think they are taking the board’s directions, and making some minor modifications,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development. “It’s not going to be substantially different — just about 10 percent of the final details need adjusted.”

The restaurant’s architects are expected to present new plans soon.

The .9-acre property, next to the new GetGo gas station on Detroit Avenue, has been vacant for years.

Neighbors recently told Lakewood Patch that the property was on the market for $1 million.      
CMW July 24, 2013 at 09:31 AM
Ian, while I can't speak for your cooking, I can tell you that mine outshines BE, without having to use tons on salt, sugar and/or butter. And Wolfgang Puck is some sort of authority on eating healthy?! Not to mention that there is a big difference in going out to eat once in a while vs people that frequent these places several times a week.
ian king July 25, 2013 at 08:40 PM
hi cmw - a single person cannot afford to make the all you can eat salad at home that BE offers at lunch for $ 6.99. and also your choice of soup = all you can eat of both for $ 6.99 it is just not possible to beat that price as a single person with a can of crampy soup selling for over $ 3.00 and buying lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, etc. and salad dressing will easily be over $ 4.00+ that alone will keep BE a healthy choice for me, as there is no salt or sugar or butter in lettuce, i can order fat free dressing, and at least one of their soups has lower salt than campbells. as i said repeatedly, it is all about OPTIONS on the menu, and one can eat very healthy and cheaply on a daily basis at BE.
CMW August 07, 2013 at 08:47 AM
News Flash Ian, most "fat-free" dressings are loaded with sugar and salt! Here's an idea, make your own soup, far healthier and will provide several meals.
Hol September 03, 2013 at 09:24 AM
What's the latest word on this development? I saw a brick Bob Evan's on Brookpark Road and thought that design would totally fit with the Lakewood look, vibe, feel. The picture above is just ugly and, in my opinion, does not feel at all like Lakewood!

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