Kent Up Close

Downtown Businesses

Kent offers a unique experience full of creative local food concepts, people, art, shopping, and live music. Explore the energy of Kent Up Close!

Ray’s Place

Since 1937, Ray’s Place has been a staple for beer, great food, Kent State and the City of Kent.

Scribbles Coffee Co.

A family run coffee shop serving up great unique drinks using fair trade and organic coffee, teas and products.


Popped! is Popcorn worth getting excited about- Locally grown and naturally different (because it tastes good!)

Troy Grille

Authentic Turkish street food, made fresh, in-house! The meat is all hormone-free, from the local Halal butchers.

Carnaby Street Style

Inspired by the passion of London’s fashion center, Carnaby Street Style offers affordable, dynamic, and trendy fashion.

Each + Every

Our goal is to create beautiful, effective design that contributes positively to our culture and local community.

Troppus Projects

Troppus Projects is an independent, artist owned and operated art space in downtown Kent, Ohio.