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Recent reports highlighting the possible move of Thistledown racetrack from Cleveland to the Akron-Canton area is gaining some attention in the city of Green.
Mayor Dick Norton says he is still unsure if the city would welcome a horse racetrack with video slot machines.
"The reality is we've got to make sure that it can blend with our vision of what Green is and what we want to be," said Norton.
Norton confirmed that officials with Rock Ohio Caesars sat down with him last fall to discuss the possible relocation near the Akron-Canton airport.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert owns Rock Ohio along with the HorseShoe Casino in Cleveland which is expected to open this May.
"Dan Gilbert and his organization are proposing to do something pretty classy and pretty spectacular."
Norton says the move would be financially beneficial to the city, but he doesn't want one company to overshadow the city.
"We clearly wouldn't want a racino or any one company to define who we are as a city."
Rock Ohio is looking at multiple locations if the relocation is approved, according to Norton.
News of a new grocery store coming to Green is really part of a larger development, announced at Wednesday's state of the city address by Mayor Dick Norton.
"The centerpiece will be this nearly 70,000 square foot ACME grocery store with lots of attractive landscaping and outdoor seating and many, many other attributes that people want," said Norton.
But the nature of a "centerpiece" is that something surrounds it, so this is not just a grocery store. Norton says the ACME's Albrecht family will make other retail space available.
"They've already indicated to me that there are numerous high-end -- we call them A players - regional restaurant chains that want to come, so I think that they're going to be able to be selective," said Norton. "In fact, we're going to ask them to be selective."
The $15 - $20 million development will take place on Massillon Road, across from the Green Family YMCA, near the site of a new Summa facility.
Norton says construction isn't expected to start until next year.
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