My Way Bistro, expected to open by the end of January in the old Tony Packo’s location at 5827 Monroe St., in the Sylvania Country Square Shopping Center next to Marino’s Beverage Depot, will serve American fare in a lounge atmosphere. 419-517-7096. mywaybistro.com
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is open at 3145 Secor Rd., in the former Monroe Muffler and Brake Shop. The bakery, which features a patio and a drive-through window, offers a new, expanded menu that includes ice cream “scoop” sandwiches, hand-spun milkshakes, and more. 6am-10pm, Sunday-Thursday. 6am-11pm, Friday-Saturday. krispykreme.com
Fans of baker Cat Kania’s specialty cakes, cookies and desserts will be able to more easily access her customized confections. The successful at-home specialty baking business, CK Sweets, has opened its first brick-and-mortar location, CK Sweets Coffee & Bake Shop, at 95 S. Main St. in Swanton, near Benfield Wines.
Local sports bar and pub chain Jed’s has some changes for the new year:
Jed’s Lewis is open at 4935 Lewis Ave., near Laskey, in the former The Dog House Pub & Grub. 419-720-4311. facebook.com/JedsLewi
The Jed’s Bancroft restaurant, located at 2007 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd. by Bancroft, now has a liquor license and will soon be expanding with a full bar. 419-214-0868. Jedsbancroft.co
Jed’s Fallen Timbers will soon open at 3100 Main St. #1560, Maumee, across from the movie theater in the former Wrap-it Express space. 567-702-2100. Follow “Jed’s Fallen Timbers” on Facebook for updates.
Downtown Toledo will have its first doggy daycare and boarding facility when 41K9 opens in February at 1707 Monroe St. The facility is currently open for tours, from 3-6pm Monday-Thursday with advance arrangements by emailing 41K9Toledo@gmail.com. After the February opening, the lobby and a self-service dog bath will be accessible from 6am-6:30pm, daily. 41k9.com
Restauranteurs Ryan and Dory Philbeck have opened their newest venture, Southern Yankee, at 391 N. Telegraph Rd. in Monroe, MI, in the former Dolce Vita space, where Philbeck was a partial owner. Chef Rob Campbell and Chef D.J. Narges direct the eatery’s kitchen and menu, which dishes up comfort food favorites like fried chicken and family-style dinners made with locally-sourced ingredients. 4-9pm, Monday-Saturday. 11am-8pm, Sunday. 734-636-2550. facebook.com/SouthernYankeeMonroeMI
Sushi lovers have reason to be excited with an assortment of new options rolling into the area, offering cocktails and popular Asian dishes, like hibachi, rice dishes, noodles, katsu and more. Sushi Yoshi Steak Stone & Seafood House is open in the former Sori Sushi location, at 5236 Monroe St. across from Target. 11am-3pm & 4-10pm, Monday-Friday. Noon-11pm, Saturday-Sunday. 567-455-6663. Sushiyoshioh.com
Sushi Yoshi owners have also opened Fuji Hibachi & Sushi at 1559 N. Telegraph Rd. in Monroe, MI, across from El Vaquero, in the former Big Blues Ribs and More space. 11am-9:30pm, Monday-Thursday. 11am-10:30pm, Friday-Saturday. Noon-9:30pm, Sunday. 734-682-3890. Fujihibachiandsushi.com
Sky Roc Restaurant + Bar is open at 4204 W. Alexis Rd., near Talmadge Rd. The locally-owned Chinese restaurant offers a sushi bar, lounge and craft martinis. 11am-10pm, Monday & Wednesday-Thursday. 11am-10:30pm, Friday. Noon-10:30pm, Saturday. Noon-9pm, Sunday. 419-615-6155. Skyroctoledo.com
The empty Elder Beerman store on Secor Rd., will soon be demolished to make room for four new business: a TJ Maxx, a Bob’s Discount Furniture, an undisclosed third retail store and an undisclosed restaurant. Construction plans have not yet been announced.