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I'm curious to see if the distillery is taken seriously or if it's main purpose is to be there as part of the resort experience.

Is their wine sold at other locations / establishments?

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I honestly don't know. Not much of a wine drinker.

I don't believe it is. Other than the Twisted Olive that they own. Meaning, I think you're probably right. It's more of a campus thing.

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Construction set to begin on Akron Children’s Hospital facility in North Canton

By Eric Poston

TheSuburbanite.com correspondent

Posted Mar 20, 2018 at 7:49 AM

 

NORTH CANTON Akron Children’s Hospital will soon be expanding into North Canton.

 

Construction is expected to begin soon of the new 38,000 square-foot building at 6076 Whipple Ave. NW. The building will be adjacent to Aultman North Canton Medical Group, where Akron Children’s has a pediatrics office.

 

New building

 

Construction of the building is expected to take a little more than a year and be completed by April 30, 2019. The hospital will directly invest $8 million in land acquisition and $5.8 million for the building shell. The hospital is also expected to make capital investments in equipment beyond the building itself.

 

http://www.thesuburbanite.com/news/20180320/construction-set-to-begin-on-akron-childrens-hospital-facility-in-north-canton

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DANG... looks like a destination:

 

Gervasi Vineyard names distillery, hotel

Updated 7:46 AM; Posted 7:45 AM

By Marc Bona, cleveland.com mbonaCleveland[/member].com

 

CANTON, Ohio - Gervasi Vineyard has named its distillery and boutique hotel, both of which are projected to be built by late 2018 to early 2019.

 

The distillery will be called The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard, and the hotel will be The Casa at Gervasi Vineyard. The names keep in theme with its winery house, called The Crush House. (Crushing is an early and critical step in winemaking after the harvest and before fermentation.)

 

In addition to the distillery, the 10,000-square-foot Still House - which will be on the south end of Gervasi's 55-acre estate - will feature a cigar lounge and coffee house.

 

The distillery will open with wine-barrel-aged bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin and select liquors and brandy. Gervasi is seeking to hire a master distiller.

 

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/03/gervasi_vineyard_names_distill.html

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Wine-barrel aging is done all the time but not in place of traditional oak aging, usually as a "finish". I am not sure if that's what they mean or if they're going to age them entirely in former wine barrels. The latter may work for brandy but I would not be surprised if the bourbons and whiskies are flushed down the drain once they taste the results (I've heard of this being tried before to not-so-good results). For now, the impression is: gimmick.

 

It's also puzzling to me that they're not making Grappa.

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Wine-barrel aging is done all the time but not in place of traditional oak aging, usually as a "finish". I am not sure if that's what they mean or if they're going to age them entirely in former wine barrels. The latter may work for brandy but I would not be surprised if the bourbons and whiskies are flushed down the drain once they taste the results (I've heard of this being tried before to not-so-good results). For now, the impression is: gimmick.

 

It's also puzzling to me that they're not making Grappa.

Um, nobody likes Grappa. You just like to watch others drink it for their reactions.

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Maybe they haven't tried good Grappa.

 

With some marketing, I'm sure they could move bottles at the resort or at Twisted Olive. Seems like a good way to use the leftovers of their wine-making.

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Maybe they haven't tried good Grappa.

 

With some marketing, I'm sure they could move bottles at the resort or at Twisted Olive. Seems like a good way to use the leftovers of their wine-making.

 

"Good Grappa" that's like "jumbo shrimp", ha.

I am a underwhelmed at the "hotel". Doesn't seem to be much more than the villas they already offer. Probably a more affordable price point for a room.

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Stark County devising way to keep score of development progress

By Alison Matas

GateHouse Media Ohio

Posted Apr 9, 2018 at 7:27 PM

 

The document is a follow-up to “Strengthening Stark,” a report released last summer that determined the county is becoming older, poorer and less populated.

 

The economic plan being designed to help Stark County grow its population will come with a scorecard.

 

Nonprofit JumpStart Inc. and affiliated Innovation Economy Partners — a Cleveland-based consulting firm that provides economic impact support to communities — are developing a measurable economic development plan for Stark County. Work began last year with data collection. More than 20 people in the county who have jobs devoted to economic development meet regularly to help with recommendations.

 

http://www.cantonrep.com/special/20180409/stark-county-devising-way-to-keep-score-of-development-progress

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Was at the stadium last night for the concert with my family. There is absolutely nothing going on there constructionwise. The stadium is still incomplete, which is just baffling.

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I'm having trouble grasping this Market Square project.  Are the city leaders so out of touch that they actually believe spending $5.5m on a block in the middle of downtown is going "reintroduce the city to the region"?  It's not going to do jack. Canton's reputation doesn't hinge on one downtown parcel, but it's aging population, decaying inner ring, lack of quality education, high violent crime rate, and low property values. This project doesn't do anything but allow the leaders to say they did something, even if it's a big waste of money.

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"We're so retarded we think this is art." - Mike Polk

 

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This is what I'm talking about: completely unnecessary. This is a vanity project by the leaders of the city. They want to spend $1m on a huge LED screen!

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Nothing here about what they're doing in downtown Massillon? My family lives there and they've begun work on their "Imagine Massillon" project to redo the streetscaping downtown, put utilities underground, add bike lanes, and build condos. I can't find a good article on on but here's the project I'm talking about:

 

https://www.indeonline.com/news/20180102/imagine-gains-momentum-for-2018

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Nice!  I like Downtown Massillon- especially since the Towpath Trail goes right by it.

 

You know this makes you our Massillon correspondent, right?

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Haha, can't believe there are no others! I live in Columbus now but I grew up there, know it well, and I'm still up there all the time (Canton as well).

 

Downtown Massillon has so much potential. I'm so glad something is happening because it has a unique charm. Lots of mistakes made there but it's still salvageable, haha. This is a good and important step for the city.

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On 5/2/2019 at 12:22 PM, Zyrokai said:

Nothing here about what they're doing in downtown Massillon? My family lives there and they've begun work on their "Imagine Massillon" project to redo the streetscaping downtown, put utilities underground, add bike lanes, and build condos. I can't find a good article on on but here's the project I'm talking about:

 

https://www.indeonline.com/news/20180102/imagine-gains-momentum-for-2018

 

City Councilwoman Sarita Cunningham, R-Ward 1, said she’s not sold on the Imagine initiative, and would rather see the city invest more in filling vacant downtown-area homes with young families seeking their first home purchases.

“If we get these homes filled, we won’t need to fix downtown,” said Cunningham, the longtime owner of Massillon Quickprint at 131 First St. NE.

 

They have two grant sources mentioned, ODOT and Ohio Public Works. Would they give money to fixing housing? This sounds like a FB comment from people that don't do any research about where the money is coming from. Hmm, when's she up for election?

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North Canton planning a new Hoover economic district

 

By Jessica Holbrook
CantonRep.com business writer

Posted May 20, 2019 at 11:02 PM

 

A portion of Increased property tax revenue generated by businesses in the eight Hoover District Downtown Redevelopment Districts would be reinvested in the form of grants, loans and infrastructure improvements.

NORTH CANTON The city is pursuing a new plan to boost economic development downtown, particularly in the Hoover District.

City Council introduced Monday legislation to create the Hoover District Downtown Redevelopment Districts. The eight districts encompass businesses or other areas that could be site of new developments near the former Hoover Company headquarters.

 

https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20190520/north-canton-planning-new-hoover-economic-district?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190521&utm_content=article7-headline

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I don't currently have any pictures, but next time I'm visiting my family in Massillon, I'm going to take construction photos of all the work they are doing in downtown Massillon. Big things happening!

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On 11/7/2019 at 6:48 PM, MikeInCanton said:

I had a then-and-now photo series awhile back that included the McKinley Grand:

 

I wouldn't hate it if they decided to demolish the current building and replace it with something more "historically appropriate" to downtown. Pessimistically, I suspect if they did tear it down, what replaced it would be cookie-cutter hotel chic.

 

Yea, it's pretty terrible.

 

New road could mean significant new development in Jackson

Dan Shingler

November 17, 2019 04:00 AM updated 4 hours ago

 

A new street built in July could mean a significant new development in Jackson Township — if its proposed developer can find buyers or tenants.

Scott Fitzpatrick, owner of Fitzpatrick Enterprises in Canton and a longtime developer around Belden Village Mall and other parts of town, has been trying to get Strip Avenue near I-77 extended since at least 2013. Now that it's in, he says he's hoping to turn an approximately 50-acre site into an office or mixed-use campus.

https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/new-road-could-mean-significant-new-development-jackson

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Canton’s Cirelli building to make way for SMHA housing, retail

By Kelly Byer
CantonRep.com staff writer

Posted Feb 10, 2020 at 5:31 AM

 

CANTON The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority and a Jackson Township developer plan to create a housing and retail complex on 30th Street NW.

The vacant Arthur J. Cirelli building would be demolished and replaced with a mixed-use development. Ashley Wright, director of planning and development for SMHA, said the housing authority would oversee housing while Glitz & Associates would oversee retail.

“We are looking to do a mixed-income development there, if possible, which would include market rate and some subsidized housing,” she said.

It would be SMHA’s first property that isn’t solely housing.

 

https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20200210/cantonrsquos-cirelli-building-to-make-way-for-smha-housing-retail?utm_source=akron-morning-roundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200211&utm_content=article10-headline

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February 20, 2020 02:41 PM 19 hours ago

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank gets closer to funding new Canton site, expansion

CRAIN'S AKRON BUSINESS

he Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank announced Thursday, Feb. 20, that it's well on the way to funding a project that includes a new warehouse facility in Canton and an expansion of its Akron facility.

Officials made the announcement at news conference Thursday morning, which also was livestreamed on social media.

 

https://www.crainscleveland.com/nonprofits/akron-canton-regional-foodbank-gets-closer-funding-new-canton-site-expansion

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