After buying the previous web site of Sto-Kent Leisure for practically $1 million, its new developer plans to open one other leisure venue with extra outside actions.
Diamond Properties President Invoice Diamond mentioned the purpose for the Sto-Kent location is to rework it into an indoor/outside leisure venue that gives a compelling expertise for all ages and demographics.
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“We’ve not but even closed on the property…we’ve employed only a terrific native architectural agency to begin on plans and concepts for the renovation,” Diamond mentioned. “There may be just about nothing that may be salvaged from the present constructing. So we’re taking a look at a whole intestine renovation.”
Diamond Properties is primarily an actual property firm, working shut to fifteen million sq. ft of economic and industrial properties in 11 states. The developer operates numerous hospitality companies, together with bowling and leisure facilities in addition to RV parks.
“We satisfaction ourselves in bringing again underutilized and uncared for properties that may be higher utilized and grow to be true facilities for the encompassing communities,” Diamond mentioned.
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Leisure idea to focus on outside recreation
Diamond Properties’ hospitality division, Diamond Hospitality Group, operates shut to twenty leisure venues. Most of those venues function beneath their Spins Bowl model, however the brand new area will function beneath the District Social model.
Diamond mentioned plans for the area embrace fully renovate the property and function it as a District Social idea which can embrace a big arcade, stay music, bar, ax throwing and meals vans.
“For this location we plan to place particular emphasis on the outside actions which can embrace volleyball, hopefully bringing again the miniature golf, and presumably including some pickle ball courts, in addition to different outside actions,” he mentioned.
He added that the area will probably not embrace bowling, for the reason that developer operates three bigger bowling venues within the space, together with Spins Bowl’s in Akron, Kent and Independence.
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Formal proposal awaited, timetable unclear
Stow Director of Planning and Growth Nathan Leppo mentioned the town has not acquired a proposal but from Diamond Properties. so all plans are tentative.
“I continuously hear from Stow residents that an leisure vacation spot inside the metropolis is tremendously needed,” Leppo mentioned. “It seems that this mission seems to be to learn these wishes.”
He added that builders are battling supply-chain points inflicting proposals and tasks to be delayed.
As soon as a preferred bowling alley, Sto-Kent Household Leisure introduced its closing on Fb in September, citing the pandemic as the rationale.
Sitting on a bit greater than three acres, the 21,000-square-foot property was inbuilt 1959 and contains a 24-lane bowling alley. There may be additionally a miniature golf course, two sand volleyball courts, a meals stand and parking for greater than 120 automobiles.
Sto-Kent’s former homeowners weren’t capable of be reached for remark.
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