An update in Dorr St. and Secor Rd. makeover news: bookstore giant Barnes & Noble has opened in the University of Toledo's Gateway Project. The two-story location is the third edition of the franchise in the city. Corner of Dorr St. and Secor Rd. www.barnesandnoble.com.
Black Kite Coffee is bringing locally-owned cups of caffeinated goodness, tasty sweet and savory goods (pork and kimchi empanadas, anyone?), and black-clad baristas to their new Old West End cafe. 2499 Collingwood. Facebook.com/BlackKiteCoffee/info.
Glass City Cupcake Factory is joining in on the gourmet sweets craze starting Sat., July 28 with non-traditional offerings like ancho chile pepper cupcakes. Look out for vegan and gluten-free goodies, too. 3344 Secor Rd. (in the same plaza as Cafe Marie).
Enjoy modern styling in a historic venue when Kevin Charles Productions, a premiere full-service salon, opens their newest location in downtown Sylvania next month. The architecturally beautiful new spot will focus exclusively on specialty parties (like bridal showers) while the current salon, at 6626 Monroe St, will continue to offer a full line of services.
The Dog Warden hired a behavior consultant. For the dogs. We’re not making this up. Let’s face it, peeps. Mike Bell is in over his head. We mean that in the best possible way. He was recruited as the most likely choice to beat Carty for a fourth term as Toledo’s