Downtown Sylvania welcomes a new boho-style boutique and space to support local musicians and artists. Hip To The Groove Boutique, at 5665 Main St., looks to open in mid-July, though the shop recently hosted a pop-up for Napoleon-based women’s shop, Wenleemae Boutique. The budding business is housed in the Signature Look Studio space, next to Beautiful Blooms by Jen. facebook.com/hiptothegrooveboutique/
Sylvania’s iconic roadhouse bar and grill, The Village Inn, at 4984 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., has reopened with new owners, Jeremy Fitzgerald, Andy Grombacher and George Simon, who also own Bar 145 and Reset in Toledo and Rossford. The V.I. Sylvania serves Sandusky-based Cameo Pizza and received a major face-lift, with a new Sylvania High Schools memorabilia theme and a remodeled outside bar and patio. Physical distancing protocols are also enforced. 4pm-midnight, Sunday-Thursday. 4pm-1am, Friday-Saturday. 419-841-5100. Thevisylvania.com
Popular downtown lunch spot Grumpy’s has been sold to a new owner, Casey Mulvaney Pollock. 34 S. Huron St., 419-241-6728. grumpys.net
The Funny Bone Toledo has cast off the Cajun-style Fat Fish Blue restaurant, converting that portion of the establishment to Draftcade, a regular bar, with 40 draft beers on tap, and nearly 60 classic arcade games. The typically Thursday-Saturday comedy schedule, plus live DJs on the weekend, will resume when it’s safe.. 6140 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 419-931-3474. Toledo.funnybone.com
The Sylvania location of Fowl & Fodder has closed. Scott Bowman’s second restaurant concept, Odd Fodder, at 26520 Dixie Hwy. in Perrysburg, remains open. Fowl & Fodder Downtown, at 614 Adams St., remains open and is now solely operated by Alicia Wagner, now also offering grocery items. Fodderrestaurants.com. Oddfodder.com
Eden Fashion Boutique has closed its 5641 Main St. Sylvania location. The women’s clothing store’s original shop, in Bowling Green, at 186 S. Main St., is still open. 419-601-8611. Edenfashionboutique.com
Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurant at the Franklin Park Mall closed permanently on March 31. The chain’s parent company, FoodFirst Global Restaurants, of Orlando, filed bankruptcy in mid-April.