Five Star, Aspen Dental To Open Fairmount Avenue Location

Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood will soon be home to two new businesses in a shared space.

Five Star Urgent Care and Aspen Dental will occupy a new structure to be built on the existing sites of Stroehmann Bakeries and Pfeffer Insurance Agency, according to Lakewood’s Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Swanson.

“All of the approvals have been made, the applications for demolition have been submitted,” Swanson said. “We’ll probably be getting started on the demolition in the very near future. Even though we’re kind of pushing the elements, with the weather starting to turn, they’re very eager to break ground and get started on this project.”

Swanson said he was approached by the developer of the project, Morgan Management LLC, earlier this year regarding the steps necessary for getting the appropriate approvals in place; a site plan review was completed in July. The forthcoming building — which will house both businesses in a side-by-side storefront configuration — will be located at the newly established address of 340 E. Fairmount Ave., according to the building permit which has already been submitted and approved by the village.

According to Swanson, the building that once housed the offices of Pfeffer Insurance Agency was vacant, while Stroehmann Bakeries will be relocating and reopening in the plaza situated across the street from Sam’s Club. This is the second Five Star Urgent Care location to open in Chautauqua County, with the first being located at 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown.

The blueprint for the forthcoming project reflects a repurposing of nearly all the usable space situated between Davidson’s Restaurant and Sacred Heart Church. The footprint of the site indicates that the structure will be built predominantly where Stroehmann currently stands, while the extra space currently occupied by Pfeffer will be transformed into a parking area.

Five Star, which has a location at 15 S. Main St. in Jamestown, provides medical care for non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.