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CLOSED: What Should Go Here?

The Red Rooster convenient store recently closed its doors on Detroit Avenue. We're wondering what's next for this location. Share your suggestions in the comments.

The convenient store recently closed its doors on Detroit Avenue. 

The lights are still on; the slushy machine is still spinning; and there are still deli meats in the cooler near the check-out counter.

However, the store — well-known for its fried chicken — has been shuttered for a couple of weeks.

Attempts to reach the owner have been unsuccessful.

One resident, who lives in the apartment building across the street, said last she was upset to hear the news, as she tried to open the door and peered in through the windows in disbelief.

"I don't drive, so where am I going to get the things I need?" she said, noting that it could be a while before the a couple blocks away.

With its busy location, across from , the space will not likely sit vacant for too long. 

We'd like you to share your thoughts on what should be the next use for this space. Tell us in the comments.

sarah evanko August 13, 2012 at 08:33 AM
Alexandra - 100% cotton quilting fabric and quilting notions are NOT sold in these locations. Stitch is all about lessons and I believe knitting. Kathy's sewing shop is lessons and machines. Virginia Marti fabric is for fashion/clothes. I hate to run out to North Olmsted when all I need is some quilting needles or quilting thread, patterns, etc.
Christina Cocchiarale Ward August 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Mitchell's--YES!!
Christina Cocchiarale Ward August 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM
A Starbuck's or any kind of coffee shop would be nice. Or a small restaurant and maybe put the coffee shop where the old Drug Mart is instead of the insane Value World? I know it's already going through.
Joni Nowak RN/CCRN August 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I'm with Jennifer. Trader Joe's would be very successful in this location but it would need more parking. Whole Foods can move into River. There alot of people that would be excited to see a Trader Joe's moving into Lakewood! It's a good choice.
leah August 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM
It would be a great place for Zapatelli's. If they would still sell pizza by the slice they could do a good amout of business after school because Garfield Middle School is right across the street.

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