Showcasing Kent, Ohio and the surrounding Northeastern Ohio Region.
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Destination Kent Visitor Centre
201A E. Erie St. •
Planning a visit to Kent? Be sure to stop by the new
Destination Kent Visitor Centre open daily, located
across the street from the Kent State University Hotel
& Conference Center for maps, brochures, list of
events, menus, area highlights and attractions.
With our resident squirrels, “Earl and Pearl” there to
greet you with a smile and a scrolling slide show
highlighting our area, come discover uncommon,
unmistakable Kent and experience the flavors,
people, sights, sounds and traditions found only
in Kent.

Off the Wagon
152 E. Main St. •
Off the Wagon specializes in gags, games, gifts, toys,
and novelties for the young at heart. They feature a
variety of novel gifts from toys you haven’t seen in
years (slinky, yo-yo, spirograph, etc.), to the obscure
toys you never imagined (Bigfoot action figure,
yodeling pickles, bacon bandages). In the last few
years, they have expanded their game section,
expanded their kids toys, added comics and have
lots more unusual … um … stuff. You just have to
stop in to see it!

Group Ten Gallery
201E E. Erie Street •
Group Ten Gallery is a co-op of nine accomplished
artists located across the street from the KSU Hotel
& Conference Center on East Erie Street, featuring
mediums such as oils, pastels, watercolors, and
colored pencil. The artists on exhibition include
Jeff Fauser, Judy Gaiser, Dan Lindner, Dino Massaroni,
William Peck, Carol Tomasik, Eva Ellis, Carolyn Lewis,
and Lawrence Walker. The array of work are endless,
from subjects in nature, portraits of people, and
abstract paintings to textiles and sculptures. With
receptions free and open to the public, this is a great
location to visit for excellent, original art.

Flashers Cleaners
154E E. Main St.
With more than 25 years of experience, Flashers
Cleaners strives to provide every customer with fast,
friendly and personalized service. Flashers is a full
service dry cleaning business specializing in gentle
treatment of your garments and an extraordinary
commitment to quality and customer service. They
handle everything from sensitive fabrics to shirt
laundry to bedding and offer repairs
and alterations.

Red Letter Days
144 East Main Street • website
Red Letter Days is the store for writers, readers, artists
and gift givers. The creative mind will enjoy finding
gifts for those they love, as well as themselves. As
a bit of an oblique expansion out of Off the Wagon
Shop, Red Letter Days carries fun things for your
office, artistic tools, quality pens and stationary, gift
books, gift wrapping supplies and more.

Laziza Mediterranean Restaurant
195 E. Erie St. •
Laziza is the place where Mediterranean cuisine is
redefined, where exciting, exquisite and extraordinary
gather every day to deliver an original dining
experience. Laziza offers Greek and Mediterranean
options, steaks, seafood, burgers and vegetarian
specialties, as well as a full bar. If you’re planning a
party, a special event, or a small get together, we
invite you to indulge your senses and get a taste

of Kent’s Laziza Restaurant.

Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant
135 E. Erie St., Suite 202 •
Belleria Pizza & Italian Restaurant offers its customers
delicious pizzas, Italian specialties, and family recipes.
Belleria features a variety of pizzas made with fresh
dough and a family recipe pizza sauce, in addition
to salads, pastas, sandwiches and wings. Belleria
prides itself on consistency and tradition and serves
this up in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere.
Dine in, pick up, catering and delivery available.
Buon appetito!

Fashion School Store
201B E. Erie St. •
Define your style at the Fashion School Store featuring
original clothing and jewelry designs crafted by
Kent State University Fashion School students, alums
and faculty, as well as other dynamic and trendy
clothing, jewelry and accessories. The Fashion School
store is passionate about fashion with its visually
stimulating boutique environment and first rate
customer service. Make it your go-to fashion

Standing Rock Jewelers
164A E. Main St. •
Don’t settle for ordinary! From engagement rings to
fashionable fine jewelry in classic to contemporary
styles, Standing Rock Jewelers will have what you’re
looking for to hit all the right notes, sentiment and
substance. Standing Rock Jewelers also features
an impressive collection of gemstones, a beautiful
selection of luxury watches, exclusive collections
from international designers, custom engraving
and jewelry repair.

The Dragonfly
164D E. Main St. •
The Dragonfly has been serving Northeast Ohio since
1990, specializing in custom and contract embroidery
while offering fast service and competitive pricing.
There is no order too large or too small and quantity
pricing is available. The Dragonfly can embroider
your company logo, or you may choose from their
wide selection of stock letters and designs. Superior
customer service is the hallmark to The Dragonfly,
and they are committed to your success.

Dr. V & G’s Sauce Shack
154D E. Main Street • website
This unique, fun and festive store sits in the middle
of Acorn Alley with 45 feet of wall space dedicated to
hot sauces! They specialize in hot sauces, barbeque
sauces, wing sauces and spicy jellies. With hot sauces
from all over the world, this place is not for the timid

Tree City Coffee
135 E. Erie St. #101 •
Tree City Coffee & Pastry is proud to bring Kent the
best in coffee, pastry and atmosphere. They offer
a selection of the world’s finest coffee and tea
products, a classic peanut butter and jelly menu,
breakfast sandwiches, fresh baked pastries, desserts
and more. They also offer a beer, wine and cocktail
menu. A terrific place to stop by offering a stay put
atmosphere or the convenience of a drive-thru.

Jasons’ Barber Shop
135 E. Erie St., Suite 201 •

Remember the old time barbershop that dad took
you to when you were a kid? That’s what you’ll find at
Jasons’ Barber Shop. Whether you want a razor fade, a
high and tight or just a traditional cut, Jasons’ Barber
Shop is the place for great haircuts and great prices!
Jasons’ has been in downtown Kent for more than a
decade, and recently expanded to offer 6 barbers and
online appointments. Hands down, this is the best
barber shop in town for an old fashioned feel with a
modern twist!

Fig Leaf
138 E. Main St., #101 • 

Fig Leaf Boutique was the first retail shop to open in
Acorn Alley in 2009 and specializes in bringing their

customers the latest trends, catering to their lifestyle
needs, all at an affordable price! Their clothing and
accessories are young contemporary and junior styles
and sizes, mostly manufactured in the LA garment
district. With new arrivals every week, Figleaf is your
one stop shop for all your fashion needs.

Rise & Shine Café
135 E. Erie St. #102 •
Rise & Shine Café is committed to serving delicious,
made-to-order breakfast and lunch options using
only the freshest ingredients, and local and organic
products, whenever possible. From breakfast scramblers
and their signature Black Squirrel Nutty Waffle
to specialty sandwiches, salads and homemade
soups, this place is a favorite for Kent State students,
visitors and townies alike. They also host private
parties, and offer catering and boxed lunches.

Silver & Scents
154C E. Main Street
Silver & Scents specializes in indigenous Peruvian art,
textiles and alpaca, silver jewelry with natural stones,
loose rocks and stones, aromas and scented oils, and
glass crystals and prisms. Silver & Scents has a great
selection of alpaca apparel to choose from, including
socks, scarfs and sweaters that will be certain to keep
you warm during the cold Ohio winters.

Twisted Meltz
164B E. Main St. •
Who doesn’t like grilled cheese, right? Twisted Meltz
serves grilled cheese with a twist, whether the twist
is Korean barbecue, arugula, pesto, caramelized
onions or fried potato and cheddar pierogis is for the
customer to decide. There are 26 melt options, and
they’re all named after Kent State-based celebrities.
With numerous breads, cheeses, add-ons, and sauces,
you are sure to find a favorite. Catering and delivery
services are available. Plus, there’s plenty of seating in
the adjacent indoor/outdoor patio.

Kent Cheesemonger
155 E. Erie St., Suite 201 •
Located in Acorn Alley II in Acorn Plaza, Kent
Cheesemonger is a specialty shop offering artisan
cheese and all the cheese pairings such as wine, beer,
crackers, dips, sauces, cured meats, olives, and more.
They will cut and wrap your selection for you or you
can choose from their precut selection from over 50
Artisan Cheeses from around the world! They also
offer classes, cheese trays and gift baskets, and can
host intimate private events!

175 E. Erie St. #201•
Located in Acorn Alley II in Acorn Plaza, stop in for a
unique popcorn experience! Using original recipes
and real ingredients, they make popcorn to get
excited about—including savory, sweet and vegan
recipes. Popped! uses the best Ohio has to offer—like
Ohio grown, non-GMO popcorn, local butter from
Hartzler Family Dairy in Wooster, locally roasted nuts,
locally roasted coffee and honey from their own
backyard. Popped! also offers chocolates, homemade
ice cream and freshly baked waffle cones, all made
in house with the same philosophy of using local
ingredients. Gift tins and shipping also available.

Burnside Barbecue
154B E. Main St. Suite B •
Burnside Barbecue is a collaboration effort of chef's Emily Hansford and Phil Everett.  Burnside will be located in Acorn Alley, the heart of downtown Kent and provide its citizens with traditional barbecue offerings in a fast-casual, counter-service setting. SANDWICHES MEATS SIDES DESSERTS

Buffalo Wild Wings
176 E. Main St. •
Known for these three things: Wings. Beer. Sports.
“Making fans happy” is the motto at Buffalo Wild
Wings. Situated in the old Franklin Hotel, “B-Dubs” is
the ultimate place to get together with your friends,
watch all the games (on a massive screen), grab a
cold one and enjoy some award winning Buffalo,
New York-style wings or other eats on their
extensive menu.