CantonRep.com staff writer
Posted Nov. 25, 2013 @ 7:00 am
CARROLLTON, Ohio-Construction has begun for two hotels less than one mile apart along a section of state Route 43.
“It is great for the village,” Mayor Frank Leghart said. “It is economic development over and beyond what anyone expected. For a lot of years, this was a struggling area. It is going to bring a definite change to the employment status.”
One lodging facility will be an 80-room Microtel Inn & Suites in the 1000 block of Canton Road NW. Farther north will be Candlewood Suites, a 100-room hotel in the 1200 block of Canton Road NW.
Candlewood Suites was drawn to “the oil and gas play,” said Jim Bertram, representative of Corporex Capital, the Covington, Ky.-based development company putting up the hotel. “With the power plants, the oil and gas drilling and the pipelineUnderground or surface tubing or piping that is installed across states, countries and continents to deliver fuel. New pipelines are being built in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to transport natural gas, liquid natural gas, and water to make gas production more economical., we thought it would be a good idea to follow them and build hotels in the area. We also are expecting to see Carrollton grow with new businesses.”