Today on the SCDL Tree Talk Tuesday Blog, we are taking a trip down Memory Lane. Enjoy!
Many long time Canton residents will remember the Avalon Restaurant at 3232 Cleveland Ave. NW and its sister establishment the Avalon Drive In on the corner of West Tuscarawas St. and Dueber Ave. Both were popular hangouts for Canton’s youth. Clubs and other organizations would hold their meetings at the Cleveland Ave. location, and many wedding parties had their receptions there. The Cleveland Ave. Avalon first appears in the Canton City Directories in 1938. On January 9, 1938, an advertisement in the Repository tempted diners with the week’s special of a hamburger, fries, coffee and a sundae for $.25. The second location, on West Tusc. opened in May of 1940. It cost $15,000 to build, including all the equipment, and was open 24 hours a day. Sadly both stores are gone now, but the memories remain. We would like to hear them. Please share you memories of the Avalon Restaurants in the comments below.