The Iconic Ohio Basket Building is Soon to Become a Luxury Hotel

click to enlarge The Iconic Ohio Basket Building is Soon to Become a Luxury Hotel
Photo by Joe Albert
Ohio's famous basket-shaped building is getting a second lease on life.

The Newark, Ohio, site — former headquarters of the basket-making company The Longaberger Co. — will soon become a luxurious new hotel.

The nearly 22-acre property and roadside attraction, completed in 1997, is world famous for, well, looking like a basket. And soon the seven-story building, which already comes equipped with a fitness center, an auditorium, a restaurant and even a fully-stocked pond, should easily transition into a destination hotel.

Canton-based developer Steve Coon, who bought the property in 2017 for $1.2 million along with Cleveland partner Bobby George, helped announce the new plans for the building last night.

The building was for sale last year, before going off the market. Take an inside tour of the building as it stood last year right here. The whole new hotel makeover is set to be revealed sometime next year.  Sign up for Scene's weekly newsletters to get the latest on Cleveland news, things to do and places to eat delivered right to your inbox.
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