Avon Commons News

From ‘no,no,no’ to ‘grow, grow, grow,’ Avon is an economic juggernaut

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017


By Michele Murphy

Before 1960, Avon was a village of fewer than 5,000 residents. When it became a city in 1961, it struggled with issues that included residents fighting about installation of sanitary sewers and the construction of Interstate 90.

According to a history written by long-time Avon resident Taylor Smith, published in 2005, the state had imposed a building freeze on Avon in 1968. Smith wrote, …Read More

Winking Lizard Tavern opens in its new Avon location

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The Winking Lizard Tavern has moved into its new home at 2125 Center Road across from Avon Commons.

The restaurant accommodates about the same number of patrons as the former Detroit Road structure. There are three dining areas, and a large central bar serves both the interior lounge and the outdoor patio. The area adjacent to the patio is closed during the cool-weather months, but will …Read More

Local franchisee owner hopes area residents will stop in for a taste of Zoup! at Avon Commons

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014


By Rebecca Turman

A new fast-casual dining option will soon be available in Avon Commons.

Local franchisee Colleen Hopkins, owner of Zoup! Fresh Soup Co. in Westlake’s Promenade at Crocker Park, hopes to open an Avon location by the end of April in a 2,600-

square-foot location, which was previously a Verizon Wireless store and a GameStop.

“Avon is a large and still-growing community, where I think Zoup will …Read More

A flurry of events welcomes the holidays

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Welcome this special time of year by attending a flurry of holiday events.

It does not matter whether you have been naughty or nice this year. You can enjoy a hearty meal with the jolly old elf himself.

• Santa is visiting the Lorain Palace Theatre, 617 Broadway Ave. in Lorain, at 10 a.m. on Saturday. In addition to breakfast, there will be crafts, photos with Mr. …Read More