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John's Bar & Grille in Canton moving locations after 76 years on Cleveland Avenue

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Oakwood Plaza John's Bar & Grille
Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 13:14:12-04

CANTON, Ohio — After 76 years at its current location, a popular restaurant in Canton is on the move.

John’s Bar & Grille has been located on Cleveland Avenue for decades but will move to Oakwood Square Plaza in Plain Township this fall.

John Varavvas, owner and president of John’s Bar & Grille, said that the decision to move was months in the making and amid the pandemic they realized they needed a change.

"This was a consideration prior to COVID, but then COVID really showed us that there was really a tremendous need, and we think that need will continue even after COVID and things will get more back to normal," Varavvas said.

John’s Bar & Grille’s lease at the Cleveland Avenue location runs out by the end of August. Varavvas signed the new lease on Wednesday.

Oakwood Plaza John's Bar & Grille

Varavvas said the new location will have more of an open-air environment for customers to relax and eat, and will feature a new patio to make that idea a reality.

The move is expected to be completed by late summer or early fall of this year.

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