Canton Inn motel coming down after years of drugs, crime and nuisance to the community


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A nuisance motel in Canton is coming down after demolition began Monday morning.

The mayor’s office announced that the Canton Inn in the 1000 block of West Tusc will be demolished starting on Monday morning starting at 9 a.m, according to a report from

The Canton Community Improvement Corporation purchased the property back in July in conjunction with Shorb neighborhood partner Canton For All People.

The old motel had been a source of crime, drug activity and other nuisance conditions until the city had it boarded up last year, pending the purchase.

The property and nearby parcels will be landbanked for future development.

Housing and retail are possibilities.