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« Reply #105 on: November 03, 2013, 01:18:39 AM »
NEO Buckeye, are you a Canton resident?  Not that it matters, just rare to find that on these forums.  I've been sort of the lone Cantonian.
Technically no. I have lived in Akron for most of my life. But since the two cities are so close, and because I have experienced so much informal overlap between them in my social and professional lives, I really feel just as much at home in Canton as I do in Akron. So maybe that makes me an "honorary" Cantonian? :-)

You are certainly right about posters from Canton being rare, though. I have been hoping to maybe see some members of the downtown arts or professional communities post here eventually. I guess it also would help if there were a more active urbanist blog scene representing the area, which doesn't yet seem to be the case.

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« Reply #106 on: November 04, 2013, 04:03:37 AM »
Honorary Cantonian will work.  I suppose I share the same comfortable feelings towards Akron.  It's probably funny to you, but Akron feels like a big city to me.  I guess it works that way when you're looking up?  Even though Akron permanently borrowed our ball club, I like the city a lot.  I also have to admit that Canal Park is a zillion times nicer that Thurman Munson Stadium could have ever dream it would be.  I wish our downtown was as in tact as Akron's too.

I always feel like it's my job to defend against any of the irrational broad strokes that most people online like to paint Canton with.  I wish I didn't feel so much like a loner.  If the day ever comes that I start seeing more positive activity, i'll figure that things are starting to take off.  I'm a cyclist and was sort of alone in that too.  Now i'm starting to see cyclists pretty frequently.  Actual commuters, not just people that cannot drive.  All of my co-workers used to assume that I had DUI problems because of my bicycle.

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« Reply #107 on: November 04, 2013, 10:58:06 AM »
I think you are onto something about "looking up" based upon size, because I see Cleveland and Pittsburgh as the "big cities" in the region. Akron and Canton have always seemed more comparable to each other to me, despite the difference of about 100k people between their proper municipal definitions. At the same time, Canton has some big townships that would add substantially to its population if they were incorporated as part of the city.

As for the old Canton-Akron Indians, I do think it is unfortunate that Akron poached them from Canton, despite the benefits that they have provided at Canal Park and in Downtown Akron. Still, I'd really rather see our cities work together to help and boost each other economically than to compete against each other and rely on one-upmanship to benefit at the other's expense, even if things as they are have probably been generally more favorable for Akron. Both cities are really too small to stand alone these days. Maybe a partnership similar to what Raleigh and Durham have in NC would work? It's how the Research Triangle was born, and look at how both of those sister cities have benefitted from that collaborative effort.

At any rate, I would love to see something similar to Canal Park in Downtown Canton. I do love what is happening with the arts there though. First Fridays are as lively and fun as anything happening on any given weekend night in Downtown Akron, if not more so. Akron surprisingly does not have anything really comparable as an arts district. I mean there is Highland Square and Northside, but both are tiny and only have a few small galleries. Canton by comparison has so many layers of art and galleries throughout the formal arts district and beyond its fringes that it's really tough to see and appreciate it all in one evening. I would definitely say that Canton holds a huge edge on Akron in this regard.

Keep defending Canton, my friend. There is a lot of hope and potential still evident there, and I think the arts as well as the new bike lanes downtown will really help to pave the way towards the future. I'm doing my part to promote and defend it too.

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« Reply #108 on: November 19, 2013, 08:23:57 AM »
Heinz plans $28 million expansion in Massillon
The H.J. Heinz Co. is looking to add nearly 250 jobs in Massillon by expanding its processing facility on Oberlin Road SW
Steven M. Grazier
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Posted Nov. 18, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

If money were ketchup, a whole lot of the red sauce would appear to be oozing into the city in the near future.

The H.J. Heinz Co. — a pillar in the ketchup industry — is planning a $28 million expansion to its processing facility at 1301 Oberlin Road SW, an effort that aims to add 249 local manufacturing jobs over three years, beginning next year, and retain up to 450 existing positions, according to Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry.

"This is a great deal for the city. We're excited (Heinz) chose us for a place to invest and grow," the mayor said Monday, noting the job retention part of the agreement was paramount.

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« Reply #109 on: November 19, 2013, 11:34:15 AM »
Heinz plans $28 million expansion in Massillon
The H.J. Heinz Co. is looking to add nearly 250 jobs in Massillon by expanding its processing facility on Oberlin Road SW
Steven M. Grazier
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Posted Nov. 18, 2013 @ 11:29 pm

If money were ketchup, a whole lot of the red sauce would appear to be oozing into the city in the near future.

The H.J. Heinz Co. — a pillar in the ketchup industry — is planning a $28 million expansion to its processing facility at 1301 Oberlin Road SW, an effort that aims to add 249 local manufacturing jobs over three years, beginning next year, and retain up to 450 existing positions, according to Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry.

"This is a great deal for the city. We're excited (Heinz) chose us for a place to invest and grow," the mayor said Monday, noting the job retention part of the agreement was paramount.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131118/NEWS/131119352#ixzz2l6KV11ga

^ Sweet. My brother works there.

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« Reply #110 on: November 20, 2013, 02:31:27 AM »
Hey, I think I know your brother.  Vasko?

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« Reply #111 on: December 11, 2013, 08:38:36 AM »
I don't have pictures, but the Onesto hotel in downtown has been showing  good visible progress.  The masonry at the base has been cleaned in spots.  They are installing windows too.  I can't tell if the are new, or just re glazed and painted.  Glad to see it happening.

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« Reply #112 on: December 13, 2013, 09:30:25 AM »
I don't have pictures, but the Onesto hotel in downtown has been showing  good visible progress.  The masonry at the base has been cleaned in spots.  They are installing windows too.  I can't tell if the are new, or just re glazed and painted.  Glad to see it happening.

How is the new YMCA coming?

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« Reply #113 on: December 16, 2013, 03:07:36 AM »
I believe the YMCA is nearly ready. 

Here is an article published 3 days ago:

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YMCA nearly ready to open

Jessica Holbrook
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Posted Dec. 12, 2013 @ 8:26 pm
Dec 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM


During a sneak peek Thursday of the YMCA that bears his name, Eric Snow picked up a basketball and took a ceremonial first shot in one of the gym's newly-hung hoops.  The ball stuck.  Snow, and a crowd of donors and YMCA staff, laughed. He jumped, knocked the ball out of the net and tried again in the second hoop. Then the third.   All three stuck.


Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20131212/NEWS/131219747/10284/NEWS#ixzz2ncua1XQg

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« Reply #114 on: January 02, 2014, 09:30:48 AM »
New orthopedic center planned in Jackson Township

By Cheryl Powell
Beacon Journal medical writer
Published: December 30, 2013 - 06:34 PM

An Akron developer recently announced plans to build a 44,000-square-foot outpatient medical office and surgery center for Spectrum Orthopaedics Inc. in Jackson Township.

Signet Development Ltd. will own the facility, at the corner of Frank Avenue and Applegrove Street, and lease the building to the medical practice, according to Mark S. Corr, president and chief operating officer of Signet Enterprises. Affiliates Signet Equity Partners and Signet Capital are arranging funding for the project.

http://www.ohio.com/news/new-orthopedic-center-planned-in-jackson-township-1.456061

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« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2014, 11:51:39 AM »
There are a lot of Canton developments to go through, but the brutal winter has really kept me from updating this thread.

- The Onesto hotel is finally moving along, at a nice pace too.  Windows are going in and drywall is being hung.  The building is open for tours on the first Friday of every month now.  They have a facebook page too:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Historic-Onesto-Lofts/277532245742631?ref=br_tf

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« Reply #116 on: July 21, 2014, 01:41:10 AM »
It's been a while since I updated, but many things have been happening in Downtown Canton this year.  There have been some new businesses opened and some added street life.  I drove through town on a Thursday night and was shocked to see a huge crowd at Buzzbin.  There has been a certain buzz that was missing despite all of the improvements over the past decade.
Some new notable businesses:
- Cultured Coffee, a new coffee shop in a previously unoccupied storefront near the arts district.
- Deli Ohio, celebrated 1 year of business and looks like they are here to stay.
- A new clothing, rummage, thrift type store opened in a previously unoccupied space.
- Grapes in a glass, a nice little wine bar
- Tapas 218, bourbon bar and fancy food
- Cork and Canvas, small plate food and wine.
- Cheese Louise - food

Some big news:
The Onesto Hotel renovation has kicked into full swing and looks to be renting it's first units this year.  I believe they now have a floor finished, or nearly so, to display on first Friday events.  This project has been hung on financing for a long, long time.  It is refreshing to see it moving toward completion!

Some REALLY big news!:
Canton Brewing Company is opening in December!  Not just some crummy little place, but a real professional looking operation.  They have shared updates on equipment, building construction and some of the work they are doing on their beers.  I've been really impressed and am personally very excited to see this one.  The building is centrally located and seating will open up to a small green space on market ave.  Again, this is the rear of a previously unused space that is located in a prime spot.





Some of the interior work:





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« Reply #117 on: July 21, 2014, 01:47:32 AM »
Some photos from the Onesto Hotel facebook page:








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« Reply #118 on: July 21, 2014, 02:21:26 AM »
^Thanks for the updates! Looks like some cool things are happening in Canton. Nice to see.

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« Reply #119 on: July 21, 2014, 05:47:25 AM »
Excellent updates. I was in Canton about a month ago and saw some of that, but didn't know about half. I hope the momentum continues.

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« Reply #120 on: November 11, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
Timken Co’s new, open headquarters a bump up

By Jim Mackinnon
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Published: November 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

JACKSON TWP.: Timken Co.’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Kyle, was involved in a “casual collision” early Monday inside the bearing company’s recently finished headquarters.

It was all good. There were no injuries, just an exchange of pleasantries.

Actually, so-called casual collisions — basically, informal and unexpected encounters — are an intentional consequence of the building’s design.


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« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2014, 01:12:55 PM »
I am working in Canton this week and we just got lunch at Deli Ohio. What an awesome place! There actually was what appeared to be a high school class on a field trip eating while I was, and the owner of the place was speaking to them, so I got to learn all about their history and future plans. Nearly everything is local, and they are very focused on being involved with revitalization of downtown Canton. He also said that next summer, they are going to jackhammer a huge parking lot behind their building and create a urban garden/farm/park with public spaces to try to add some green space to the overly-concrete area. Just wanted to give them a shout out/recommendation. The pic I've attached is just from google streetview, but it shows the lot that will be converted, including cool "rust belt" mural.
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« Reply #122 on: November 21, 2014, 02:03:57 PM »
Nice, love that mural.

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« Reply #123 on: November 25, 2014, 08:59:57 PM »
Deli Ohio is wonderful. I usually try to stop in there at least a few times a month. :-D Did not know anything about the back lot conversion to a garden, but I'm glad to see it happening. It's definitely inspiring to see people taking an active interest in Downtown Canton.

It would definitely benefit from having more green space and trees in place of some of the crumbling asphalt and concrete lots.
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« Reply #124 on: November 26, 2014, 07:53:35 PM »
Agreed, Deli Ohio is great.  We just had my sisters baby shower there last Sunday.  I think everyone was really happy with it.  The mural (which is my favorite in town) was done by Steve Ehret.  He is working on one in the former mother goosland now.  http://www.steveehret.com/

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« Reply #125 on: December 01, 2014, 12:02:42 PM »
Hall of Fame Village has its own thread:
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29768.0.html

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« Reply #126 on: September 29, 2015, 05:37:29 PM »
Tax breaks weighed for Bliss Tower in Canton
Canton City Council on Monday discussed a potential real estate tax break for developer Steve Coon so he can turn Bliss Tower into luxury apartments.
By Alison Matas
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Posted Sep. 28, 2015 at 10:22 PM

CANTON
The developer who’s seeking a tax break for a $12.5 million downtown renovation heard more kudos than questions from elected officials Monday.

Canton City Council discussed a potential tax abatement for Steve Coon so he can turn Bliss Tower, at 217 Second St. NW, into luxury apartments. Most of the conversation centered on whether Coon will use local labor on the project and on his success with the Historic Onesto Lofts.

“We really need to invest in him so he can invest in downtown,” Councilman Thomas West, D-2, said.

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« Reply #127 on: September 29, 2015, 09:15:41 PM »
I wonder what's under the glass and metal. It would be great to see them go after historic preservation credits and restore the original facade.

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« Reply #128 on: September 30, 2015, 06:12:22 AM »
^The glass and metal is the original facade. The Bliss Tower dates to the 60's, I believe.

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« Reply #129 on: September 30, 2015, 06:27:24 AM »
Thanks for the info.

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« Reply #130 on: November 13, 2015, 07:42:12 AM »
Retailers lined up for Venue at Belden
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Posted Nov. 12, 2015 at 8:48 PM

PLAIN TWP.

    If you’ve missed shopping at a local Stein Mart store, you’ll be happy to know the retailer has plans to return to Stark County next year.

    It’s one of four tenants lined up for the Venue at Belden, under reconstruction on the northeast corner of Everhard Road and Whipple Avenue NW. The property is co-owned by DeVille Development and Rodney Napier, who has been using it as home to several businesses.

http://www.cantonrep.com/article/20151112/NEWS/151119712

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« Reply #131 on: February 01, 2016, 08:24:44 AM »
Hoover District construction moves along despite delays
Work on the current construction phase of the Hoover District is expected to be finished by August.
By Robert Wang

    Construction of 131 high-end apartments, retail stores and office space in 40,000 square feet at the Hoover District is expected to be done by August, according to a top project manager.

    Carol Smith, vice president of IRG Realty Advisors, described the project’s progress:

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160131/hoover-district-construction-moves-along-despite-delays

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« Reply #132 on: February 15, 2016, 09:34:14 AM »
New, 26,000-square-foot professional building planned in downtown Massillon
By Steven M. Grazier
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    A multimillion-dollar complex with the capability to board multiple business offices downtown is in the works for 2017.

    MCTV owner and President Bob Gessner envisions the First North Building, a 26,000-square-foot, multiuse office facility built on an empty lot at First Street and North Avenue NE. The property is directly east of the remodeled AA Hammersmith Insurance Agency office.

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160212/new-26000-square-foot-professional-building-planned-in-downtown-massillon

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« Reply #133 on: February 15, 2016, 11:29:15 AM »
Great use of this horrible lot: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=40.79847,-81.52299&z=20&t=S , but I'm curious as to its location - so far from the center?

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« Reply #134 on: June 08, 2016, 08:34:15 AM »
Moved the HOF discussion to the appropriate thread:
http://www.urbanohio.com/forum2/index.php/topic,29768.35.html

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« Reply #135 on: July 11, 2016, 08:01:23 AM »
New entrance, eateries coming to Belden Village Mall
Here's a first look at its major exterior renovation.

By Jessica Holbrook

Repository staff writer

Posted Jul. 8, 2016 at 12:24 PM
Updated Jul 8, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    JACKSON TWP. Belden Village Mall will soon have a new look and new restaurants.

    The mall is undergoing its "first major exterior renovation since 1987" with a newly-designed north entrance, exterior work to create an updated, contemporary feel and a landscaping project, according to a news release Friday.

    • Burntwood Tavern, a Chagrin-Falls based eatery, will open in early 2017 in the former Max & Erma's location. The upscale restaurant chain has seven locations in Northeast Ohio.

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160708/new-entrance-eateries-coming-to-belden-village-mall
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« Reply #136 on: September 19, 2016, 09:06:43 AM »
Are the Onesto lofts worth $11 million or just $1 million?
By Alison Matas Repository staff writer
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at 6:06 AM

CANTON The Historic Onesto Lofts reopened its doors nearly two years ago and hosted an event in the grand ballroom, giving the public a first glimpse at a multimillion restoration effort that spanned a decade.

A month later, a private appraiser hired by the city of Canton walked through the 13-story building and decided its new market value was close to $11 million. The renovation was almost finished, he wrote in his appraisal, and residents would begin arriving in early 2015.

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20160918/are-onesto-lofts-worth-11-million-or-just-1-million

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« Reply #137 on: October 27, 2016, 11:16:17 AM »
Fat Head's Brewery eyes Canton and Charlotte, N.C., for expansion
By Rick Armon Published: October 27, 2016

 The Ohio-based brewery is eyeing a brewpub at 3885-3893 Everhard Road in a Plain Township plaza that also has an Earth Fare and is located just down the street from the Westfield Belden Village mall.

At 10,000 square feet, the brewpub would be slightly smaller than the Fat Head’s location in North Olmsted but would feature an outdoor patio. Fat Head’s also operates a brewpub in Portland, Ore., a production brewery in Middleburg Heights and a restaurant in Pittsburgh.

http://www.ohio.com/blogs/the-beer-blog/the-beer-blog-1.273124/fat-head-s-brewery-eyes-canton-and-charlotte-n-c-for-expansion-1.722634

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« Reply #138 on: October 28, 2016, 07:32:47 AM »
Plant expansion turns Canton into a hub for Ball Corp.
October 22, 2016 Updated 18 hours ago
By Dan Shingler

Canton is fully living up to its name, thanks to Colorado-based Ball Corp.

Ball — known to cooks everywhere for its home-canning supplies and to food and consumer-product makers as a major packaging company — is doubling the size of its plant on Warner Road in Canton and more than quadrupling its staff to over 100.

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20161022/NEWS/161029994/plant-expansion-turns-canton-into-a-hub-for-ball-corp

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« Reply #139 on: January 10, 2017, 09:30:19 AM »
Market Square plans taken to new heights
The new plans for the square - including the sculpture, a covered stage, a video screen, restaurant and restrooms - would cost about $9.4 million.
By Kelly Byer 
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CANTON Plans to transform Market Square into an "iconic" attraction have grown considerably - along with the price tag.

Canton City Council were presented Monday with revamped designs from architects for the one-acre green space in the downtown area. To see designs, click here.

http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20170109/market-square-plans-taken-to-new-heights


WOW, this project went from about $1mil. to $9mil. +
Check out the images from the link in the article. Pretty ugly, IMO.
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