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Marketplace Changes: March 2023

Chris and Kristy’s Boutique, a new jewelry shop that specializes in lab-grown and conflict-free diamonds, stocks new, old and custom jewelry for any occasion. The Boutique is owned by Kristy Zander Binkowski and Chris Binkowski. 5658 Main St., Sylvania. 419-261-1751.

Fork & Compass is now open in the Petro Stopping Center near the interchange of I-280 and 80/90 in Perrysburg. The cafe has remodeled and now offers healthier selections, as well as staples like the Steer Burger Breakfast, Shrimp Tacos and Nashville Hot Mac and Cheese.

The long-anticipated Kirin Asian Mart (Toledo’s largest Asian market) is now open for business on Secor Rd., in the same shopping center as QQ Kitchen. Slowly but surely, the shelves are being stocked with fresh produce, dumplings, ramen, mochi and much more. 3314 Secor Rd., Toledo. 419-725-1352.

Sam, Phil and Tom Ciolino, proprietors of Ciolino Fruit & Vegetable Markets in Temperance since 1992, have retired and thank their loyal employees and customers for supporting them over the years. The business is now owned and operated by Firas and Amar Elia. 6750 Lewis Ave., Temperance. 734-847-4140. 

Sur Le Pouce bakery and 7 Little Cupcakes are now sharing a storefront in Perrysburg at 122 W. South Boundary. Menus from both bakeries are still available. 419-252-0858. 336-508-7665.

Clean Juice opened a shop in Levis Commons, featuring cold-pressed juices, smoothies and protein smoothies, and a menu with avocado toast, wraps, acai bowls, sandwiches and salads. Place your order in person, at a kiosk, on the Clean Juice app or via DoorDash. 3155 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg. 567-331-8248.

Papa Moose’s Donuts Maumee location has closed. Their Rossford store continues to operate, offering sweet treats including the Elvis Donut, French Toast Donut, Lemon Sea Salt Donut, the Homer Donut or the Hot Mess Donut. Online ordering is available. 165 Superior St., Rossford. 419-725-4433.

The east side has a new spot for dining and drinks: the Whiskey River Tavern. This bourbon, whiskey and cocktail bar features a traditional pub setting with a menu that pairs smoked BBQ with craft cocktails. 129 Euclid Ave. at 1st St. 255-352-6258.

Scooter’s Coffee is now open across from the Franklin Park Mall. Scooter’s is known for its nitro coffee and drive-thru service. 4023 Talmadge Road at W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo. 419-469-2739. 

Ralphie’s & JoJo’s Pizza to go location is now open in west Toledo. View the menu and place all carryout orders for pickup or curbside service. 5380 Monroe Street, Unit #2, Toledo. 419-517-1362.

Foster Craft Corner has opened a bricks and mortar shop at 8248A Mayberry Square, Sylvania. Choose from a selection of handmade tote bags, Christmas stockings, greeting cards, cloth birthday banners, tooth fairy pocket door hangers, and more.

Northwest Ohio gained its second BIBIBOP Asian Grill restaurant in February – this one in Perrysburg. BIBIBOP has a 100% gluten-free menu, and serves a variety of Asian-inspired bowls. 10630 Fremont Pike, Ste. 1, Perrysburg. 416-500-3162.

Shobu by Kengo is now open to the public at Hollywood Casino. Enjoy traditional sushi & yakitori, a unique drink menu, quality service, fresh ingredients and feel-good vibes. 1968 Miami St., located inside Hollywood Casino, Toledo. 419-661-5066.

Younique Boutique, women’s clothing and accessories, has relocated from Swanton to 1855 S. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo, in Diamond Plaza next to Olive Garden. 312-965-7488.

Josh Wagy’s long-awaited Farnsworth Cocktail Bar has opened. Located in a former bank, it has kept some of the relics of its former incarnation: the vault visible behind the bar will be used to store liquor and wine. The menu is headlined by oysters (raw and cooked) sourced from family farms around the country. 219 Farnsworth Rd., Waterville. 567-952-0162.

Uncle John’s Pancake House will be moving about a mile south this spring. Its new location will be on Secor just north of Dorr Street, in a building owned and managed by the University of Toledo. 419-536-9442. 

Belle Tire has acquired all 18 Tireman Auto Service Centers in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Belle Tire is based in Allen Park, Mich. 

Perrysburg Animal Hospital opens The Barn, its dog training center, in March. Adjacent to the  Animal Hospital, the space will offer training and doggy day care. 9310 Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford. 419-794-1189.


Art & Soul, the gift shop located in the Main Library, has closed. The space will be reimagined as part of the Library’s upcoming new strategic plan.

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