Cornucopia, Inc. Receives Approval To “De-Arch” Sloane Avenue Mcdonald’s Building
Cornucopia, Inc., a northeast Ohio nonprofit that provides vocational training for people with disabilities and the owner/operator of Nature’s Bin, a full service natural foods market in Lakewood, recently received approval from the Lakewood Architectural Review Board on the “de-arching” and redesign of the Sloane Avenue McDonald’s building.
“We are now one step closer to making our vision a reality,” stated Scott Duennes, Executive Director of Cornucopia/Nature’s Bin. “We are proud to be a part of the Lakewood community and look forward to growing with our neighbors.”
The space will be redeveloped for expanded vocational training opportunities for people with disabilities and to serve as a commissary kitchen for Nature’s Bin.
Included in the de-arching will be the removal of all McDonald’s logos, the replacement of the roofline, the addition of a peak at the front of the building and a monument sign.
The new facility (about 3,500 square feet) will allow Nature’s Bin to work with up to six trainees at a time while they develop job skills to help them graduate with solid work experience and sought-after skills. The expanded commissary allows Nature’s Bin to develop a well-rounded curriculum for trainees interested in food prep, as well as to consider larger catering opportunities.
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