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 …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Have you stopped in to the new North Canton restaurant that opened this week? Tell us how it was!
The new Winking Lizard at Washington Square welcomed its first customers this week when it opened its doors to the public for the first time. North Canton diners — and drinkers — have waited seven long months since North Canton Patch announced the restaurant would make its way to the city. The Winking Lizard Tavern posted a few photos on its Facebook page this week. Have you taken any inside the restaurant? Feel free to add them to this update, and tell us in the comments section how your visit was! And don't forget, the Winking Lizard soon will be joined by B.A.M. Healthy Cuisine, which is relocating from North Main Street in North Canton.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The restaurant, now on North Main Street, will move to Washington Square in the spring, making way for a new look, extended hours and menu changes
The folks at B.A.M. Healthy Cuisine know a little something about getting by with what you've been given. Tucked inside a small brick building with a hearing aide supplier and Koala Kruisers transportation service, the health food restaurant boasts around 1,000 square feet. In the summer, open doors and a breeze act as a makeshift air conditioner, and in the winter, the heat from the kitchen maintains a comfortable temperature in the dining room. It's gone without those "creature comforts" since it opened at the site of a former pizza place about eight years ago, but soon it will see some big improvements. Come spring, B.A.M. (Body and Mind) Healthy Cuisine will find its new home inside the building that's being erected at Washington …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
McKinley Development announced the third tenant to occupy a space in the new Washington Square building with B.A.M. Healthy Cuisine and the Winking Lizard.
The third tenant in the new Washington Square building didn't have to travel far to get to its new home. In fact, the new tenant is just a stone's throw away from its current location. Verizon Wireless will move in this year, leaving an empty space where it now resides in the Washington Square plaza. Beth Borda, spokeswoman for McKinley Development, said the move will help make the cellphone provider more visible to customers. "The buildings that are closer to the road are typically filled with tenants (whose customers) a lot of the times aren't necessarily planning on going to the cellular store, but they see it there," she said. "They just believe that, because of the increased exposure, that's where they want to be." According to the …
Monday, January 7, 2013
North Canton police arrested a 59-year-old Louisville man Saturday for theft
North Canton police arrested a 59-year-old Louisville man Saturday for reportedly stealing meat from the Washington Square Giant Eagle. The man was charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, after police said he stole $270 worth of meat. He was booked into the Stark County Jail. Officers also recovered a 2013 Chevrolet Impala that had been stolen from the 4000 block of Everhard Road in Jackson Township on Jan. 2. Jackson Township police impounded the car. Police continue to investigate the incident.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Find out when the new Winking Lizard restaurant is slated to open and more in our week in review update
1. North Canton's Person of the Year is: We asked our readers this week to vote for which North Canton community member should be the Person of the Year for 2012. Check here to see who came out on top. 2. Sheriff-elect Michael McDonald will not take office: Stark County voters chose Michael McDonald to take the position of Stark County sheriff, but McDonald announced this week's he's medically unfit to take the position this year. 3. Winking Lizard opening soon: North Canton won't have to wait too much longer for the new Winking Lizard to open its doors at Washington Square. The restaurant is slated to open in mid-March. 4. North Canton could say no to 2013 race: North Canton announced this week that it has not agreed to be a part of the …
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 …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Eleven of the 15 signs are already "sold out," so act soon to get your family, organization or business name engraved on bronze plaques.
Looking for a unique holiday present that won’t be outgrown or go out of style? North Canton City Council member Mark Cerreta recommends buying a sponsorship for one of the city’s new Gateway Entry Signs. Even Doug Lane, president of the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, is advocating the signs as a nifty gift idea. “As you consider giving this season, please consider adding one of the (gateway) signs to your list as a long-lasting gift to future generations,” Lane wrote in the chamber’s November newsletter. Eleven of the 15 signs are already “sold out,” so those who have been thinking about having their family name, a company or organization name or the name of a loved one engraved on the bronze plaques needs to act soon, Cerreta …
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.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The lot will accommodate employees and diners at the new Winking Lizard restaurant, slated to open in the first quarter of 2013
The North Canton Planning Commission gave the OK on a parking lot that would accommodate employees and diners at the new Winking Lizard restaurant, being built at Washington Square by Handel's ice cream. Planning Commission Chairman Dennis Flechtner said the lot will go in the same spot where a Giant Eagle GetGo gas station was proposed and eventually shot down by the commission in September of 2011. The commission had voted 3-2 to not allow Giant Eagle to build the GetGo station there. The vote came after hearing opinions from several residents from Wynstone Circle. Many said having the gas station so close to a residential area would decrease property values, and headlights would shine into their homes. But, Flechtner said he heard no …