Saturday, April 1, 2023

Marketplace Changes: August 2022

Erie Street will soon be a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. Cleo Smitty, the owner of Chevy’s Place, is opening a second bar, Erie Street Rocks, at 117 N. Erie St.  Differing from Chevy’s country music theme, Erie Street Rocks will have a rock ‘n roll motif.  Plans are to open this summer.

Cornerstone Community Financial, headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI, has added a second northwest Ohio location with a new branch at the Colonial Village Shopping Center, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Suite 1. The new 5,000 square foot location is Cornerstone’s seventh location overall in Ohio and Michigan and joins the credit union’s existing branch located in Perrysburg at 28543 Oregon Rd.

A wildly popular chain of “virtual restaurants” hits the Toledo area as MrBeast Burger items are now available for order at both of the area’s Graze! Shared Kitchen locations. Graze! are shared spaces which host several different brands using the same kitchen. The brainchild of YouTube sensation Jimmy Donaldson, MrBeast Burger was founded in 2020 and can be ordered from more than 1,000 kitchens around the country.

For healthy treat options on the go visit Tutti Fruity, a new food truck offering smoothies, smoothie bowls, freeze pops and “over the top toast” covered with berries and cream, pesto, nutty crunch and more. Find the schedule at

The form of traditional Japanese horticulture known as “bonsai” produces miniature trees that are beautiful decorations. Toledo residents can learn all about the storied techniques behind the creation of bonsai, or buy a tree of their own, at T-Town Bonsai, now open at 415 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., near Nebraska Ave.

The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce hosted a double ribbon-cutting ceremony in June for a pair of new stores opening in downtown BG. Joyful Creations Studio & Boutique offers customers handmade jewelry and other items, while Floriana’s is a gift shop with florals and more for all occasions. Joyful Creations, 190 S. Main St.; Floriana’s 190 D. S. Main St., in the mini-mall behind Joyful Creations.

The newest Biggby Coffee location is open for business at 10584 Fremont Pike, Unit 1 in Perrysburg, in the still-under-construction French Quarter Square. Other businesses scheduled to open at the square later this year include Bibibop, Raising Cane’s Condado Tacos and SafeSplash + SwimLabs.

The classic American eats of Sunrise Skillet have found a second home with the opening of a new location at 2633 Bancroft St., across from Ottawa Park Golf Course. 

As demand for flexible/shared workspaces continues to rise, International Workplace Group has announced the opening of a new franchise location— Regus Toledo, Franklin Park— at 3950 Sunforest Ct. The location houses 64 offices, 10 co-working spaces and 2 meeting rooms, and is able to accommodate over 150 workers.


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