Saturday, December 2, 2023

Marketplace changes

 Dragonfly Tea Cottage is closing the doors of its quaint downtown Sylvania spot. They will still offer Dragonfly Dining, a CSA-inspired monthly subscription service that delivers weekly supplies of soup, baguettes, biscotti and tea. “It’s bittersweet,” says owner Jennifer Blakeman, “but I’m very optimistic.” 5723 N. Main St., Sylvania. 419-824-2153. Facebook page: Dragonfly Dining.

The aptly-titled Mexican and Italian restaurant Cantina Milan has taken over the Laskey Ave. space formerly occupied by Adam’s Place. This is the first foray into the food business for owners Kenneth Kruzel and Keith Jennings. 2417 W. Laskey Rd. 419-472-4482.

Fans of sequins-adorned loungewear will want to make their way to Westfield Franklin Park Mall, where the Victoria’s Secret’s PINK store opened on February 16. This is the first separate  location in Toledo dedicated to the more youthful, colorful offshoot of the lingerie giant. 5001 Monroe St., in the food court wing.

 REM Ohio Opportunities Center hopes to expand opportunities for community members with developmental disabilities with the opening of a new retail shop. Their new on-site store will sell products made by the center’s participants, from candles and soaps to corn hole boards and picnic tables. The REM franchise was founded in Minnesota by its namesake, Robert E. Miller, and provides services across 38 states. 7944 W. Central Ave. 419-841-0001.

 Al Smith’s restaurant has returned after a year-long hiatus because of a fire. “[The interior] is so much more modern now,” says owner Peter Hui. “But the food we kept the same — I didn’t want to mess with something that wasn’t broken.” 3550 Executive Pkwy. 419-531-0600.

 The country tunes have been shut off at the former Yeeha’s Buckin’ Bar and Grill; the spot has undergone a makeover and debuted (under the same ownership) as the dance club Icons. 3150 Navarre Ave., Oregon. 419-691-8880.

 The ubiquitous local sports bar Sidelines has opened another location, this time in Maumee. The eatery has taken over a building that has seen many incarnations, most recently Celtic Irish Tavern, and before that Table Forty 4 and Maumee Chop House. 1430 Holland Rd. 419-897-5050.

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