Mixed-use property at Ghent and Cleveland Massillon intersection slated to open in November

by Laura Bednar

The three-story, mixed-use building at the corner of Ghent and Cleveland Massillon roads is slated to open in November, offering restaurants, entertainment and office space.

The property was the former home of Jimbo’s Drive-in and gas station. Stonemill Real Estate purchased the land in 2019. CAM Inc. is the builder and developer for the 22,500-square-foot building, which will have three floors, two visible from the parking lot and the third hidden by the slope of the land. According to camincorp.com, construction was delayed a year due to the pandemic.

Bath Planning Director and Zoning Inspector William Funk said construction began in July of 2021. The building, which is called “Corner Provisions,” is a B-1 commercially zoned property. Funk said CAM Inc. applied for and was granted a conditional use permit for the restaurants in the building and a variance to change the property’s setback. Aside from these permits, the zoning remained B-1, which allows for mixed-use development and small-scale businesses at township gateways, according to the Bath zoning resolution.

Tenants expected to take up residence in the building include a wine bar called EMMA: Wine with Friends, Farmer’s Rail butcher shop and its restaurant Pitchfork, Pav’s Creamery and a private golf simulator club called The Corner Club.

A 120-space parking lot will accompany the building, and CAM Inc. also has a shared parking agreement with Dr. Richard Slenn’s veterinarian office next door, according to Funk. Summit County Planning Commission approved curb cuts at the site to allow for a wider entrance and exit from both Ghent and Cleveland Massillon roads.

Funk said the builders anticipate completing construction and opening Corner Provisions this November. When asked what the impact will be on the township once it opens, Funk said, “The impact depends on the success of the business. Time will tell.” ∞