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Bye, Bye Big Boy — Hello, Panera?

Demolition on the vacant restaurant right off of State Route 8 in Stow on Graham Road began Thursday and the owners have a plan for the space.

Big Boy, the chain restaurant that has been closed in Stow for about five years now, is in the process of being torn down. 

Planning Director Rob Kurtz said while there has not been an official application submitted for the property, he's optimistic about that lot. 

The owners, Deville Developments Inc., have been in talks with Kurtz. While the preliminary details aren't being shared, Kurtz did say the owner gave him permission to tell Stow Patch that the plans include constructing a Panera. 

This would be the second Panera in the city. One is currently located on Kent Road. 

The ex-Big Boy was 6,300-square-feet and the property is zoned C-5, for highway services. 

"I think any large vacant building is not a positive thing. I'd say eyesore is too strong a word for that building, but it'll be good to see some changes over there," Kurtz said.

What type of establishment would you like to see at 1063 Graham Rd.?

AWM November 06, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Would be great to get a Buffalo Wild Wings or a Smokey Bones! We already have a Panera nearby.
Big mama November 07, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Tilted Kilt is much better!
Ed Fisher November 07, 2012 at 11:11 PM
I earlier posted "Hooters", but not entirely for the reason you may assume. Whatever goes there, it would be good if it was more of a "one-of-a-kind" spot that people would travel from around the area to visit. Something not found in every area.
Tom Mcfalls November 07, 2012 at 11:47 PM
ed i think we know why you posted Hooters. it is OK i like Hooters too.
Ed Fisher November 08, 2012 at 12:23 AM
of course you do. you seem to have all the answers. and I knew I could count on you to assume.

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