Plain couple transforming Canal Fulton building into bed and breakfast

Mike and Krissy Widuck are renovating the 140-year-old building at the corner of Canal and Market streets in Canal Fulton into The Cornerstone on the Canal bed and breakfast.  It is expected to begin welcoming guests this summer.

CANAL FULTON – Mike and Krissy Widuck had a dream of opening a bed and breakfast.

They weren’t sure where, but they knew they wanted a brick structure.

Last fall while Mike Widuck, a relator for Hayes Realty, was searching for a property for a friend, he stumbled upon a historic building along the canal.

It wasn’t right for his friend, but it was perfect for a bed and breakfast. The Plain Township couple rushed to see the building and fell in love.

“It was exactly what we wanted,” Krissy Widuck said. “It checked every single box. It was so perfect for us.”

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Their plans were no longer a dream. Since October, the couple has been renovating the 140-year-old building at the corner of Canal and Market streets.

The cornerstone on the canal is set to begin welcoming guests this summer.

Krissy Widuck and her husband, Mike, purchased a 140-year-old building at 143 Canal St. N, Canal Fulton, in October and began renovations.  The first floor will house a boutique business set to open in July.  The couple is renovating the second floor into a bed and breakfast.  The cornerstone on the canal is set to begin welcoming guests this summer.

A labor of love for Widuck family

While the building, at 143 Canal St. N, was perfect to fulfill their dream, it wasn’t perfect. There were no floors and it had sat vacant for at least 40 years, Mike Widuck said.

Krissy Widuck is researching the building history and is working with the Canal Fulton Public Library to secure historic photos of the business.

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