Downtown entrance could turn into new entertainment district

ZANESVILLE — A joint Gateway project among the City of Zanesville and the Muskingum County Convention Services Authority could remodel a main entrance to downtown Zanesville.

The area around the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Middle and Secrest Auditorium could develop into a new amusement district, with improvements made to the auditorium and a new open up-air industry and cafe on the grounds of the Welcome Heart.

Each individual entity would develop a part of the project, with the CFA’s efforts targeted on the space all over the Welcome Center, and the city’s portion focused on Secrest Auditorium. 

“We are searching at accomplishing a job in our footprint around the Welcome Center,” explained Mike Bennett, a member of the Muskingum County Convention Services Authority Board of Directors. With other initiatives underway downtown, now is the proper time to get started wanting at techniques to produce their qualities, together with the previous Ohio Electricity garage on Fourth Road, he claimed.