Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As many as 700 attended the grand opening of the restaurant in the eastern portion of the renovated Lakewood Plaza.
That was quick. Construction of the new Quaker Steak and Lube in Lakewood Plaza began just a few months ago. And on Monday night, the Pennsylvania-based chain opened the doors to its 50th restaurant in the country, on Detroit Avenue. The cars and motorcycles are all hung from the ceiling with care; the sports memorabilia on the walls; and the kitchen loaded with wings. As many as 700 people attended the grand opening private party on Monday. Tony Pepe, the restaurant's general manager who started with the company just as construction began, said the process has gone smoothly. "They worked around the clock to get this open," he said. "This has been amazing." Pepe, who lives around the corner from the new business, said the restaurant will …
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 …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Shopping center will feature new tenant Quaker Steak and Lube.
Discount Drug Mart will be the anchor tenant in the new Lakewood Plaza — and will expand it size by 30 percent, moving into some of the space formerly occupied by the Sakura Japanese Restaurant. The plaza will also feature newcomer Quaker Steak and Lube. Officials from the city and from developer Levey and Company met last year at the plaza to unveil the nearly $3 million plans.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Crews start some of the work on the future home of Quaker Steak and Lube.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The new-look Drug Mart Plaza overhaul has begun.
An extensive renovation to Lakewood Plaza has begun. Discount Drug Mart will be the anchor tenant in the new space — and will expand it size by 30 percent, moving into some of the space formerly occupied by the Sakura Japanese Restaurant. The plaza will also feature newcomer Quaker Steak and Lube. Officials from the city and from developer Levey and Company met last year at the plaza to unveil the nearly $3 million plans. When it's finished, the plaza will be without longtime tenants Dots and Blockbuster Video, which both recently closed in Lakewood.
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 …