The Park Grille caters to customers looking for a quick bite

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Howard and Clara Lake opened The Park Grille on Saturday at 11089 Park Ave. in Medina. They are pictured with three of their employees. Pictured, in back, from left: Matt Winans (Clara Lake’s son), Riki Culverwell and Ben Madafferi.

Howard Lake cooks hamburgers at The Park Grille today.

MEDINA – Howard and Clara Lake moved their computer business, C & H PC, last May from a building behind their house on Laurel Street to a site on Park Avenue.

The new location is busy, close to several big companies in Medina, including Associated Brands, Baxter Healthcare Corp., Credit Recovery Financial Services, and several others. Barnes Metal Finishing is across the street.

Mr. Lake, Medina’s former mayor, sees all the traffic and thought those employees might want a quick lunch close by.

Last Saturday, the Lakes opened The Park Grille, serving Sahlen’s hot dogs, black angus hamburgers, French fries and ice cream. The site has been busy, Lake said.

“It’s been very popular,” he said earlier today, just before the lunch rush. “We’ve been getting a lot of repeat customers.”

The Lakes purchased a 26-foot-long trailer that is equipped with grills, a fryer and freezers. They expect to stay open until September, but Lake said customer demand may extend their season. The Lakes also expect to add more to the menu.