Entertainment District, including Top Golf simulator, coming to Canton


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An entertainment district is heading to Canton as part of the new Hall of Fame Village.

The City of Canton approved a Community Entertainment District for the HOF Village Monday night.

The state-sanctioned districts allow for up to 15 new liquor licenses in the designated area.

Retail businesses like Don Shula’s Steakhouse can easily obtain the permits.

Canton Mayor Tom Bernabei says those businesses also include the TopGolf Swing Suite and an e-gaming establishment won’t be quite ready to open for Enshrinement Week, A Hilton Tapestry Hotel, the Play-Action Plaza green space, an indoor waterpark, RSI’s sports betting establishment with a restaurant and bar.

Topgolf Swing Suite “is an immersive social experience offering guests a comfy lounge to play and enjoy fantastic food and beverage service. With a massive screen and a selection of exciting virtual games, the Topgolf Swing Suite delivers a one-of-a-kind simulation that’s fun for golfers and non-golfers alike,” according to the businesses website.

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control must give final approval, but city council recently approved the entertainment district.

Ohio requires at least $50 million in development and construction within the liquor permit district for a city of Canton’s size.