AKRON (OHIO) - September will bring the first ever Downtown Akron Restaurant Week. From Monday, September 12-Thursday, September 15, participating Downtown restaurants will offer specialty prix fixe dinner menus, which will be posted at www.downtownakron.com/restaurantweek at least two weeks prior to the event. Downtown Akron Restaurant Week will also feature an integration of cultural events and specials at participating Downtown bars and coffee houses.
Participating restaurants (as of 8/17/11):
- 3 Point
- Barley House
- Brubaker's Pub
- Diamond Deli
- The Lockview
- Spaghetti Warehouse
- Stew Pot Kitchen
- Uncorked Wine Bar
- Wing Warehouse
Downtown Akron Restaurant Week has been developed by the Downtown Akron Partnership Junior Board to encourage residents of the Akron area to explore the burgeoning dining scene in Downtown Akron. This four-day event provides reasonably priced prix fixe dinner menus at a variety of restaurants, making it easy and enjoyable to try something new! Restaurants have also been given the choice to offer prix fixe lunch menus throughout the week. Reservations are encouraged.
Visit www.downtownakron.com/restaurantweek for a complete list of participating restaurants and menus, as well as a link to all of Downtown's unique restaurants. Downtown Akron is the gathering place for the Greater Akron area; a place in which the diversity of the community is celebrated. Locally owned Downtown restaurants are important members of this diverse community and essential to the local economy.
The Downtown Akron Partnership Junior Board was founded in 2010 under the direction of the Downtown Akron Partnership Executive Board. The Board was formed to assist in the efforts of the Downtown Akron Partnership in retaining area young professionals as well as organizing and implementing marketing efforts to raise the visibility of Downtown Akron.
The Junior Board includes members 30 years of age and younger, and is comprised of representatives from a variety of businesses and organizations. The Junior Board aims to increase the number of people who spend time and money in Downtown within this demographic, making Downtown a more appealing place to live, work and play all year round. For more information visit www.downtownakron.com.
About Downtown Akron Partnership
The mission of Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is to promote and build a vibrant and valuable Downtown. DAP is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing people, activity, business and a thriving civic life to the heart of Akron. Through strategic marketing, clean and safe programs and management of Downtown's resources, DAP works to promote Downtown as a gathering place in the center of our community.
DAP's members include property owners, business leaders and government officials who want to improve the image of Downtown as a safe, convenient location for businesses, working professionals and families. DAP is governed by a Board of Trustees as diverse as the interests of our city.
Photo credits: Photos by Downtown Akron Partnership Intern Joe Ryan