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Sid’s on Main in Canton Located In the Imperial Hotel-“One of the States Best 2-Dollar Hotels.”

Sid's on Main in the newly renovated Imperial Hotel in Canton, NC, Haywood Counties new showpiece in a paper mill town.
Sid’s on Main in the newly renovated Imperial Hotel in Canton, NC, Haywood Counties new showpiece in a paper mill town.

APtravelnews-Canton, N.C. September 19th,Sid Truesdale and his wife Page are the Imperial Hotels Restaurateurs and a great bunch of offerings that they provide. Antiques punctuate the Imperial Hotel, and our dining area featured an early roll top  desk and various other neat early period furniture. For lunch Barb and I enjoyed “Ruben” sandwiches, Crab Cakes, burgers, wonderfully tasty chicken salad, Po-boys, Club sandwiches and a list too long to include here.  Yes, we tried a taste of all of them listed.

The newly and ongoing restoration of this hotel which was first opened as a brick home in 1876, renovated in the 1920’s as the Imperial Hotel that announced to all that it was the “best 2-dollar hotel in N.C.” Today after a current major restoration, the hotel will soon open again and like early times when it catered to the new boom town-needs of a Champion paper mill town, it will offer, besides Sid’s fine establishment that is open now for lunch, dinner, special occasions, banquets and catering,  apartments, hotel rooms, a banquet hall, meeting and party rooms as well as retail space. The Hotel is located at 117 Main St., Canton, NC, phone at Sid’s is: 828-492-0618 www.sidsonmain.com 

A major player in the new renovations of the Imperial Hotel tells writers about the history of this venerable hotel and restaurant.
A major player in the new renovations of the Imperial Hotel tells writers about the history of this venerable hotel and restaurant.