In 2016 the City of Canal Winchester adopted two Community Entertainment Districts to encourage restaurant, commercial, and recreational development along the bustling Diley Road and Gender Road corridors. The Diley Road Community Entertainment District (CED) consists of approximately 105 acres and includes ample room for outparcel development near a flourishing Meijer grocery store, prime access to Route 33 and Diley Road frontage, and increasing demand from nearby residential expansion.
The Gender Thirty-Three Community Entertainment District, including approximately 30 acres spanning Gender Road and Waterloo Crossing, provides advanced opportunity for businesses to grow and develop in a pre-existing infrastructure specifically suited to a booming commercial district. Keep investment costs low and take advantage of Canal Winchester’s best retail corridors with 30 newly available liquor licenses that can only be issued within the designated CEDs. The current cost of the Ohio Department of Liquor Control’s D5J license is $2,344 annually. A new business would apply directly to the Ohio Department of Liquor Control for their permit, while enjoying all the benefits of commercial revitalization through the City of Canal Winchester’s CEDs.