Judy Provo wasn’t about to let breast cancer slow her down. The Ontario, Canada, native and longtime Canton resident loves to travel. It was after an annual beach trip that she sought out a doctor about a weird symptom: Whenever she’d wear a bathing suit, she’d feel the sun burning a specific spot on her chest.
Margo Jackson isn’t going to let anyone go through this alone. Jackson, 60, remembers sitting in the waiting room at Aultman Hospital, waiting for her turn to start chemotherapy, and overhearing heartbreaking conversations from other patients.
hale began as a distribution-only brewery in downtown Canton in 2014. The brewery, a “craft brewery for the working people” is on a mission “to produce fresh, flavorful beers using the finest traditional, 100% pure, natural ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques,” according to its website at shalebrewing.com. Like the name implies, its beers are themed after the oil and gas industry.
Royal Docks is an English-style brewpub inspired by the owner’s time in London that “fuses the craft beer renaissance with British pub culture in a contemporary, American style,” according to its website at docks.beer. In recent years, the brewery has undergone plenty of expansion—in 2018, the Brewers Association named them the fifth fastest-growing small and independent craft brewery in the country. Last year, Royal Docks added a new brewhouse and cannery and plans to open a second taphouse as part of the downtown Akron Bowery redevelopment project.
Sometimes, looks can be deceiving. I’ve driven past Willow Bistro easily hundreds of times but, put off by its location in a shabby shopping plaza on 30th Street NW, never thought to check it out. That’s on me. Willow was a pleasant surprise and a place I’d be more than happy to revisit.
Arrowhead Vintage & Homemade Goods is easily one of downtown Canton’s coolest shops. The shop carries everything from original paintings to crocheted hats to vintage toys to custom T-shirts. With its unique, quirky inventory, every trip is a new experience.
There’s nothing wrong with grabbing beer or wine with friends, but sometimes, you want a night out that’s a little extra. Enter The Still House at Gervasi Vineyard. The combination distillery, craft cocktail bar and cafe opened in December.
As I walked in the door with an armful of pizza from Baja West Coast Kitchen, I was greeted with some confusion. “I thought we were reviewing a taco place?” It’s a fair question. The fast-casual restaurant formerly known as Baja Pizza Fish is either a pizza place with decent tacos or a taco place with excellent pizza.
When someone mentions grabbing dinner in downtown Canton, my first suggestion is usually George’s Lounge. The Canton mainstay dates back to 1959 and is the second-oldest continually operating bar in downtown Canton. Its current iteration in the downtown Arts District is known for its inexpensive drinks and uniquely delicious bar food.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass