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This is No. 19 on the Record-Courier's list of 30 Things To Do in Portage County.
A long time ago (well, 20 years), in a parking lot not too far away … Mike's Place owner Mike Kostensky built a replica X-Wing starfighter straight out of the beloved “Star Wars” film universe.
Taking up prime parking outside his popular Kent eatery ever since, it's one fixture fans of the saga and out-of-town visitors alike should snap some out-of-this-world selfies with to prove they stopped in Kent.
The restaurant at the southwest corner of S.R. 43 and S.R. 261 is a must-see for tourists and residents not just for the Rebel Alliance fighter, but also for its loaded menu full of unique comfort food and ever-evolving decor.