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.
Robin Muntean has cherished childhood memories of Saturday shopping with her family in downtown Canton and wintertime skating on the downtown rink. “I’m a big part of bringing Canton back,” said Muntean, who bought the downtown Italian staple Arcadia Grille at the beginning of 2019, after working there for 17 years as a waitress, cook and manager. The Arcadia’s website said it has been in business for more than 85 years.
The perfect spot to grab lunch in downtown Canton is Deli Ohio. Try a soup and sandwich combo, such as this half Herbivore sandwich with a cup of Curry Carrot Bisque served with house croutons, chips and a pickle. Add a baked from scratch cranberry oatmeal cookie.
Looking for gifts for friends or something new for yourself, stop in to one of downtown Canton’s newest shops, Selene Stone, which offers a selection of consciously curated lifestyle products, gifts and home decor.
Already a bright light on the downtown Canton nightlife scene, Star Fronimo enjoyed quick success when her namesake bar-restaurant opened in May 2016. More than two years later, Fronimo’s Downtown at 315 Cleveland Avenue NW is reliably lively and frequently packed, especially on weekends.
Longtime artist, designer and crafter Cathy Lillie was an “upcycler” before it was cool. Her business, Pinetree Primitives & Rustic Riches at 334 Fourth Street NW, Canton, features handmade gifts and home décor items made from reclaimed, reconfigured and re-imagined objects and materials.
Cheli Curran, executive director/ CEO of Domestic Violence Project, Inc., has been serving her community for more than 20 years, mostly in victim service populations, seeking to find voices for the underserved. She and her family have lived in downtown Canton for six years and are avid supporters of the arts and downtown living.
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