Release Date: May 1,2019

It's time for lunch in downtown Akron

New initiative promotes the abundance of lunch options with a spin of the wheel

The question, "What's for lunch?" can now be answered with the downtown Akron-lunch-omatic. Downtown Akron Partnership offers a unique approach to lunch opportunities with a new lunch spinner.

Time-for-Lunch is fashioned as a game board spinner with 50 spaces on which to land. Thirty-eight spaces list dining locations open for lunch with 12 "bonus break" or "spin again" spaces highlighting stops for snacks and drinks (such as coffee shops) and "did you know" tips on the importance of taking breaks throughout the work day.
 
"Taking a lunch break boosts creativity and concentration and also helps to lower stress," said Suzie Graham, president and CEO of Downtown Akron Partnership. "What better way to do that than by walking to one of the dozens of restaurants in the neighborhood. With downtown Akron in the midst of a major transformation, our local businesses need the support and patronage of our community."
 
In addition to the restaurant listing and bonus information, the spinner includes a key denoting the locations that offer outdoor seating, delivery options and food for carry out. This project is possible through support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is designed by local creative firm About 350.
 
Lunch spinners are available at the Downtown Akron Partnership office in Greystone Hall at 103 S. High St. or by calling 330-374-7676. Ambassadors will have limited supplies available during regular rounds in the district.
 
Downtown Akron is open for more than lunch. A full list of destinations for dinner, events, recreation and more is on downtownakron.com.