Even I thought Highland Square might be quieting down a bit. Ha!
In the last two weeks, there was speculation about the grocery promised to the neighborhood. Why hadn't they broken ground yet? Was there actually going to be a grocery or was it a clever trick to make the lot into another parking lot?
Those questions and ideas have been superceded this week with the information that there are plans to raze the Highland Theater—an unquestionable beacon, albeit not fulfilling its potential, of Highland Square. You can view the permit details here.
It looks like these plans have been brewing behind closed doors among the city, Akron Public Schools and Ted Bare--the owner of the Highland Theater. Portage Path elementary school, located behind the theater, has been in need of renovating/expanding, and it appears as if the theater will be razed to make space for the school.
This city is screwed up.
If you are interested in attending an emergency meeting about this current situation this evening, please contact me.