The proposed district would allow for 15 additional liquor permits.

CANTON The city would have access to 15 new liquor permits if it creates a community entertainment district.

“This is a technique that has been used in many, many cities in Ohio already,” Mayor Thomas Bernabei said on Monday.

He cited the cities of Columbus and Dublin as examples.

Bernabei presented the community entertainment district (CED) to Canton City Council, which is scheduled to vote Feb. 10 on the city’s application. If approved, it goes before the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for state approval.

Ohio defines a community entertainment district (CED) as an area of at least 20 contiguous acres with retail, arts and various entertainment establishments, such as theaters or nightclubs. The city’s

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