Thursday, August 23, 2012
The regional gourmet pizza chain inks lease agreement with the owners of the property.
Just days after Quaker Steak and Lube opened its doors in the renovated Lakewood Plaza, the company that owns the building announced that there’s going to be another new tenant. PizzaBOGO, a gourmet pizza chain based out of Hudson, is set to take the 2,000-square-foot space most-recently occupied by the Four Seasons Tanning salon. Robert Kopis, the co-owner of pizzaBOGO, said he’s not sure when the shop might open, but added that it’s “definitely happening.” “There’s a lot of competition in the area, and great pizza shops like Angelo’s, but we’re a different kind of pizza shop,” he said. A review on Cleveland Heights Patch noted that the pizza shop had 35 toppings, “which you can pile on individually. In addition to the expected …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Workers put the finishing touch on the Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant at the Lakewood Plaza on Friday. Construction of the new restaurant is wrapping on Detroit Avenue — just in time for the Aug. 15 opening.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The restaurant is slated to open Aug. 15 — but you might not know that by walking by.
Walking along Detroit Avenue, you might not know that the new, 6,600-square-foot Quaker Steak and Lube is almost complete on the inside. It is. The restaurant is set to open its doors on Aug. 15. Work crews are working feverishly to finish the exterior work on the updated Lakewood Plaza. But inside, motorcycles and cars are being hung from the ceiling; license plates, posters, signs and athletic jerseys adorn the walls; and the kitchen looks as if its ready to serve food. There’s still some work to go, but company officials say the opening is right on schedule.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Pennsylvania-based restaurant is expected to open its doors at 15314 Detroit Avenue on Aug. 15.
The new Quaker Steak and Lube coming to the Lakewood Plaza is bringing as many 150 new jobs with it. The full-time and part-time positions include cooks, servers, bartenders, bussers and dishwashers. The restaurant has already hired 130 people, said general manager Tony Pepe. "And most of them are Lakewood residents," he said. There are still 20 additional positions — including some servers — that need to be filled. “That’s a lot of jobs,” said Mayor Michael Summers. “The nice thing about those jobs is there are variety of skill levels. If you’re looking for a job, it’s great news.” As construction at the new restaurant — affectionately called "The Lube" — moves along, a trailer has been posted behind the Masonic Temple near the new …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Crews start some of the work on the future home of Quaker Steak and Lube.
Friday, April 20, 2012
The buildout of the new 6,600-square-feet Quaker Steak and Lube is expected to begin soon.
The design plans are done. So are the plans for the overhaul of Lakewood Plaza. The buildout of the new 6,600-square-feet Quaker Steak and Lube is expected to begin soon. A sign was hung in the former Quizno's shop in the plaza — the new home of the Pennsylvania-based bar and restaurant — that the Quaker Steak will open late this summer. The proposed restaurant is slated to be one of the new tenants of a renovated Drug Mart Plaza on Detroit Avenue. Representatives from Quaker Steak have said that the company would like to begin construction as soon as possible. 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 …
Monday, April 16, 2012
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 …
Monday, March 5, 2012
City's Planning Commission OKs two conditional use permits — one for extended hours, and another for a brickyard, outdoor patio.
The city of Lakewood got its first glance inside the proposed 6,600-square-foot Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant, slated to be one of the new tenants of a renovated Drug Mart Plaza on Detroit Avenue. Last week, 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, the “brickyard,” outdoor patio — located on the Detroit Avenue side of the building — would have an outdoor bar area connected to the indoor bar. The planning commission OK’d the conditional use permits to keep the business open until midnight during the week and 1 a.m. during Friday …
Friday, January 13, 2012
After a departure from the original proposal, city’s architectural board of review approved the project.
Developers for the proposed multi-million-dollar Lakewood Plaza renovation presented the newest round of changes to the city’s architectural board of review on Thursday. After some give-and-take, the board OK’d the plans, but added a few conditions. In a departure from the original plans — because of an immovable gas line under the sidewalk along Detroit Avenue — architects presented new plans last month. The board wasn’t impressed. The renderings for the plaza — also known as the Drug Mart Plaza — showed structure lacking the architectural design that city officials had hoped for. The towers were removed. The landscaping changed. The buildings all had the same height with few differentiating features. In a work session last week, the …