Even if it looks as though nothing’s happening at the lot at
Park Haven Row and Detroit Avenue, the plans to build a 4,274-square-foot Bob
Evans restaurant are moving forward.
According to city officials, the company recently was approved for building permits and the project will break ground soon.
The new restaurant is expected to be completed by late spring.
After several back-and-forth meetings with city officials, the plans for the new Bob Evans restaurant were approved in June.
The classic Bob Evans red hasn’t gone anywhere; but the new look for the chain will include cedar siding, shaded brick and large windows included in the elements of the design.
“It is more of a contemporary look,” said Andrew Hubbard, an architect representing the restaurant chain.
“We didn’t want to put up a box, we wanted to apply some materials.”
The 131-seat restaurant will sit on .9 acres, with a 67-vehicle parking lot and two entrances.
“We believe that we’ve put a pretty strong building together — something that we feel will fit in very well with Detroit Avenue,” Hubbard said earlier this summer.