Kent, OH has a downtown with a little bit of everything. From restaurants and pubs with live music nearly every night, to kayaking, hiking and biking trails and outdoor concerts, Kent can be as exciting or relaxing as you need it to be. Just a short walk from Kent State University, downtown Kent has so much to offer students, residents, and visitors alike: international and natural food stores, farmers’ markets, a toy store, art galleries, coffee shops, bakeries, eateries, music shops, unique gift and clothing stores, tattoo shops, yoga and dance studios, and more.
Main Street Kent
Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization that focuses on the revitalization of downtown Kent. Main Street Kent is an affiliate of the national Main Street program and the Heritage Ohio program. The City of Kent, Kent State University, local businesses, and community members support Main Street Kent. Main Street Kent has 15 board members and over 75 volunteers working to improve downtown Kent. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, 17+ new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and a total of 24 new full-time jobs and 91 part-time jobs have been created. For every dollar Main Street Kent spends, $27 is returned in private investment.
138 E. Main St.
Kent, OH 44240