As recently announced in the press, Gervasi is acquiring the spectacular Belden Lodge property off of Rt. 241 in Green. We are very excited about this new venture as it allows us to reach out to some new markets while providing all of our loyal customers another unique dining experience in our area. As you can see from these photos, the facility and property have huge potential and we are looking forward to transforming it into another Gervasi caliber experience.
We will keep you posted in the coming months about the progress of the project.
Below is an excerpt from the June 16th Canton Repository article written by Jennifer Mastroianni highlighting the project.
A few months back, Ted Swaldo walked the 8.4-acre Belden Lodge site in Green, which was for sale by the city. The land is surrounded by the woods of Southgate Park off Massillon and Mount Pleasant roads.
"It's just beautiful," Swaldo said. "It took three or four minutes and I decided this was the perfect restaurant and winery setting."
On Tuesday, Green City Council accepted Swaldo's $625,000 purchase agreement for the property. Construction will begin immediately. Plans are to turn the three-floor, 16,000 square-foot lodge into a family-friendly restaurant and event center, offering gourmet food, wine, beer and alcohol.
"It's more contemporary, it will have a different feel than our Tuscan rustic," Swaldo said. "The whole back is glass, it's got a 40-food fireplace, three decks out back. We want to turn the lower level into a lounge."
Plans are to be open in 16-18 months. The new establishment will not go by the Gervasi name, but the Swaldo's won't yet reveal what it will be called.
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