Canton Arts and Entertainment opens again! Sort of.
It's hard to keep a big bar down.
CAE, as I shall now call it (because I'm sick of spelling that all out), could reopen full time if its application for a live entertainment license is approved.
Getting to the bottom of this whole ordeal was almost as labyrinthine as CAE itself. Take a deep breath and let's dive in together, gang ...
Richard Kraus, who owns Mara & Maru LLC, a partner company in the CAE business venture, wants to have rock, jazz and other live music upstairs at CAE, according to his lawyer, Tom Maronick, Jr.
"It's been very, very well received by members of the community," Maronick said.
CAE has no interest in hosting "urban parties," Maronick said. Kraus has been renovating the upstairs to make it more live music- and neighborhood-friendly -- such as installing "noise resistant windows."
"They've been changing the concept, trying to get things more focused," Maronick said.
Yesterday, CAE postponed its live entertainment license hearing with the liquor board to further address community concerns, according to Mel Kodenski, a lawyer which has been handling the live entertainment applications.
Yes, CAE has two lawyers. Maybe more.
CAE's new liquor board hearing should be in a couple weeks, Kodenski said.
(This photo, by Midnight Sunner Shankman, is one of the only known photos to exist of CAE. Pictured, the Midnight Sons stand inside My Generation, CAE's bar. It had a fountain.)