Friday, April 5, 2013
North Canton customers will soon have some new restaurant and retail choices to choose from.
North Canton will see three new storefronts sprout up: B.A.M., Pita Pit and Verizon Wireless in the coming weeks. B.A.M. (or Body and Mind Healthy Cuisine) is close to packing its bag and moving into an expanded space in Washington Square. The additional square footage will turn the small, North Main Street eatery into a full-service, eat-in restaurant, according to North Canton Economic Developer Eric Bowles. Verizon Wireless is under construction and the cell phone retailer plans to open it doors next to the new and improved Body and Mind in the trendy retail development, said Bowles. Last but not least, Pita Pit, a quick-service restaurant specializing in — you guessed it — pitas, will set up shop inside 1102 N. Main St., in a plaza …
Friday, February 22, 2013
City officials confirmed the family-owned Italian restaurant will make its return to South Main Street, but in a different location
If you've noticed the "Cessna's" sign in the 700 block of South Main Street and wondered if the family-owned Italian restaurant is on its way back to town, it is. The restaurant, which opened at 1212 S. Main St. in November 2009 and closed about a year later is making a comeback, according to North Canton Economic Development Director Eric Bowles. According to a 2009 Canton Repository story, the family (Joan and Clayton Cessna and their son Vince) had dreamed of opening the restaurant and felt then that it was the right time. "People have rallied behind us, even with the way things have been going with the economy," Joan Cessna told the Canton Rep. "We’ve been blessed." Bowles said the restaurant closed when Demico's Pizzeria bought their …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
New Washington Square restaurant to feature indoor/outdoor bar area with patio seating for about 40.
The new building at Washington Square set to house a Winking Lizard, among other businesses, is inching closer to completion, with mid-March being eyed as a possible grand opening target for the popular restaurant and tavern. Plain Township resident Fred Kobzowicz, a partner in the Cleveland-based Winking Lizard chain, is excited to launch the North Canton eatery, the 16th in the company’s history. (The 15th Winking Lizard is set to open in February in the Grandview area of Columbus.) “This is a great opportunity for us. We think we’re a very good fit for the North Canton market and that eastern part of Stark County,” Kobzowicz said. “It’s kind of fun for me, personally, because my eye doctor is in that shopping plaza and my friend owns …
Monday, October 15, 2012
North Canton welcomed its newest toy store to town last month. Have you been inside yet?
Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom has had a steady stream of customers through its doors since it opened Sept. 4. It's no wonder — the place is packed floor to ceiling with puzzles, LEGOs, miniature animals, figurines, and the list goes on and on. Owner Troy Cefaratti talked with North Canton Patch this past week about what the store at 934 S. Main St. has to offer. He said it's a much larger location than his first store in Hartville. "We carry a limited number of lines, but we carry the full lines," Cefaratti said. "So if you're looking for something in those lines, we'll probably have it." Looking for more info on Sir Troy's Toy Kindgom? Check out its Facebook page as well as its online site. Sir Troy's Toy Kingdom will celebrate its grand opening…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Construction workers have erected a roof on the structure that will house the new Winking Lizard restaurant at Washington Square
Construction on the building that will house the new Winking Lizard restaurant is coming along at Washington Square. North Canton Patch snapped this picture Monday, showing the start of walls and a roof that have been erected at the construction site next to Handel's ice cream. The restaurant is slated to open in the first quarter of 2013. When North Canton Patch broke the news of the new restaurant heading to Washington Square, this is what we heard from Patch readers on our site: On a related note, the North Canton Planning Commission recently approved a parking lot for customers and employees at the new building.