The shopping experience in Massillon is distinctive in that it offers the consumer a wide array of retail shopping opportunities, ranging from downtown locally run antique shops and Massillon Tiger sportswear businesses to suburban shopping plazas, malls and national chain retailers.
Massillon’s downtown streets are spotted with favorite local shops, and thanks to the support of Massillon Main Street, Inc., downtown shoppers can peruse the streets accompanied by an assortment of background music lingering in the air and then take time to sit on the array of benches along Lincoln Way. There are numerous local staples that exhibit the long-lasting commitment to service that Massillon business owners possess. Linde’s, a formal attire boutique, has been serving Massillon’s women for about 80 years. Local jeweler, C. J. Duncan, set up shop in West Massillon in 1897, moving to the store’s current location on Lincoln Way East in 1925. Howard’s Tiger Rags Apparel, Backlist Books and Bonnie’s Engravers Gallery are a few more examples of local businesses that allow shoppers to purchase everything from prom dresses and Massillon Tiger T-shirts to homemade candles and antiques without leaving downtown.
For those who desire the contemporary shopping experience, a five-minute drive from downtown provides easy access to Wal-Mart at Massillon Marketplace shopping plaza and Massillon Meadows Plaza, which features Target, Giant Eagle and PetSmart. A 15-minute drive to Belden Village exposes visitors to an assortment of chain restaurants and pubs and a 150-store Westfield Shopping Mall with a bustling food court, kiosks, department stores and fashion boutiques. Nearby, The Strip, an open-air mall located off I-77, offers convenient access to major home improvement, fashion, grocery and office supply retailers. Massillon is the place to shop for a unique gift made by a Massillonian or to browse through a retail super center!