Bits & Bytes

Attending the Lakewood Chamber meetings is always enjoyable and last week, Nate Kelley, from the city, shared quite a bit of ‘new news’… The construction of the beautiful new social security building, and other projects throughout the city including… Robeks’ smoothies opened in the beautifully restored Bailey Building. Coming soon is Jimmy Johns and Moe’s… Statistics show city store front vacancies are going down and when out for a walk, it’s obvious that walking traffic is going up!… Have you walked to the Library front porch concerts on Friday nights?… Some other activities to try before the summer’s over include Kick Martial Arts, owned by Bruce Gornley and Timothy Holmes. Your kids might enjoy trying kids’ kickboxing, taekwondo, or Brazilian kickboxing in August. Of course, Kick has ongoing kids’ and adult classes, too. (They were guest instructors at the Live Well Lakewood’s Wellness Challenge)... Have you tried the new Dunkin’ Donuts (especially their vanilla coffee) or their neighbor, Nunzio’s Pizza?  Owner, Nunzio Traina is celebrating 2 Anniversaries this summer! First, congratulations on 20 years in business. Second, a happy 2 year anniversary at his Lakewood location. Nunzio’s first pizzeria is in Lorain, followed by his second in Old Brooklyn. His latest addition is at the Akron University campus... Although this is a tough economy, successful businesses grow because of hard work and local support. New businesses open in cities that have the vision to create a climate that welcomes them. So, as always, please think globally, shop locally and celebrate Lakewood along with our many business neighbors!

*If you’d like to share a little ‘bit’ about a new business, special event, or business anniversary please email me at LO.bitsandbytes@gmail and I’ll do my best to share it in this column.

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Volume 6, Issue 15, Posted 8:42 AM, 07.27.2010