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Keep up-to-date with the latest from ConnecToledo, downtown improvements, and regional developments.

Brew House is set to open Downtown Toledo location at Fort Industry Square

Coming soon to downtown Toledo – Brew House Downtown!
Brew House is a coffee shop that also serves up homemade cheesecakes. The coffee shop’s downtown Toledo location will be located at Fort Industry Square. This will be the second location for owners Erin and Nathan Warren. Their first location opened in Uptown Maumee in 2019.

Fiber + Strand brings luxury salon experience to Fort Industry Square

Situated perfectly in the middle of one of downtown’s oldest and most recognizable blocks is a brand new hair salon. Fiber + Strand opened its doors at Fort Industry Square on Tuesday, November 15, just a few months after the build out began. With 24 years of experience in the industry, owner Janelle Jared had a vision for creating a beautiful space to do beautiful work

Glass City Center Renovations Bring First Class Meeting Facilities

A new name and a new façade! In 2019, the Lucas County Commissioners announced plans to renovate and expand the Seagate Convention Centre. Along with the plans to change the look of the convention center, the name was changed too. The $70 million renovation and expansion of the newly renamed Glass City Center has brightened the block and brought a whole new look to the area.

2022 Downtown Toledo Annual Update

The board of directors from both ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation and the Downtown Toledo Improvement District hosted the Annual Downtown Toledo Update at the Glass City Center on Wednesday, November 9. Attendees learned about recently completed projects along with 2023 anticipated activities.

SAME Café Opens in Downtown Toledo Library

There’s a new restaurant in downtown Toledo, with an entirely new concept. The SAME (So All May Eat) Café has officially opened inside the Main Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The Café operates on a participation-based model, meaning every guest has access to healthy food by contributing what they can through time, money or produce.

Downtown Toledo Annual Update 2022

The Boards of ConnecToledo and Downtown Toledo Improvement District invite you to the Downtown Toledo Annual Update. Lots of exciting changes are in the works and we can't wait to share them with you! Join us Wednesday, November 9 in the brand-new ballroom of the Glass City Center. We'll be sharing updates on the Four Corners, Glass City Riverwalk, Jefferson Center and more!

Eastman & Smith dedicated to remaining in downtown

From its founding in 1844, Eastman & Smith has been dedicated to the development and future of Toledo. It was Eastman & Smith attorneys William Baker and Barton Smith who are credited as being two of the founding members of the Toledo Bar Association. Over the years, Eastman & Smith has represented well known Toledo business interests including companies like Sun Oil Company, The Toledo Blade Company and many more.

Toledo City Council approves new Community Entertainment Districts in Downtown Toledo

On April 12, 2022, Toledo City Council voted to establish seven new Community Entertainment Districts (CEDs) in downtown Toledo. ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation worked with the City of Toledo and business community to facilitate the implementation of the CEDs as a resource to spur further economic growth and development.

State Recognition for Downtown Toledo Black Owned Businesses

The Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose highlighted eight Black-Owned businesses in Ohio that “have shown what hard work looks like, continue to make their communities better, and inspire others to chase their entrepreneurial dreams.” We are proud that two of those eight are located right here in downtown Toledo!

Lunch at Levis Food Truck Selection

It's that time - we're getting ready for a summer of fun with Lunch at Levis. Lunch At Levis, the popular daytime concert series, returns for its 17th season. The 17-week series kicks off on June 2 and runs—Thursdays—until September 22 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Live entertainment, food vendors, and other activities are highlights of downtown’s biggest event during the work week.

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