By Christine Bryant
Reynoldsburg may soon see a trampoline park in the Ace Hardware building on East Main Street.
Reynoldsburg City Council approved a special exception use permit at the May 23 meeting that would allow the building’s tenant, Viktor Prozapas, to use the space as a commercial entertainment facility.
Eric Snowden, planning administrator for the city of Reynoldsburg, told members of council’s service committee May 16 that Prozapas plans to close the Ace Hardware franchise he owns at 7088 E. Main St. and proposes to open up a new trampoline park that will mainly target youth.
“He will not have food service on site, but he will have some party rooms,” Snowden said. “The gentleman has another successful similar use located in the Hilliard area, and he is proposing to bring that here.”
Prozapas owns the Boulevard Grill and Get Air Adrenaline Trampoline Park in Hilliard, which occupies a total of 40,000 square feet of space in the Market at Mill Run.
The Eastside Messenger reached out to Prozapas for comment, but his voicemail said he is currently traveling out of the country.
Should Prozapas proceed with his plans, Snowden said he will need to obtain a zoning certificate and building occupancy certificate.
Community Clean-Up winner
Mary Hudson, chair of the Community Clean-Up Campaign, announced the community’s poster contest winners at the May 23 council meeting.
This year’s clean-up event will be June 4-12, and as part of the campaign, students were encouraged to design artwork that will be displayed on volunteers’ t-shirts. Hudson announced the winner of this year’s district contest is Kyla McBride.
This year’s Community Clean-Up Day will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 4 in the parking lots of city hall and John F. Kennedy Park, 7232 E. Main St. The event will include free services for residents, including document shredding, red recycling bin exchange, bulk item disposal, acceptance of donations for Habitat for Humanity, appliance drop-off, electronics disposal, bicycle drop-off and flag drop-off.
Residents also may hold a garage sale any time during the clean-up campaign week in which permits and fees are waived and the sale does not count toward a resident’s limit for the year.
More information is available on the city’s website at ci.reynoldsburg.oh.us.