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Downtown Toledo flourishing with new retail and restaurants opening

A new year means new restaurants and retail are making a home in downtown! In 2021 alone, we’ve seen the opening of Firefly, Copper Bowl Luxury Nail Bar and Grindhrs Co. During 2020, businesses with great fortitude open their doors during a tumultuous year. We commend them for their vision.


Opened in 2021 - Restaurants


Firefly Toledo

An upscale experience with big city vibes specializing in international street food and craft cocktails.

Warehouse District

20 N St. Clair St.

Grindhrs Co.

Providing entertainment, hospitality and coffee in a safe space for the LGBTQ community and allies.

Central Business District

625 Adams St.

Hannon’s Block (former home of Black Cloister)

American classics and craft cocktails in a lively atmosphere

Warehouse District

619 Monroe St.


Opened in 2021 – Retail


Copper Bowl Luxury Nail Bar

Exclusive and innovative full nail, pedicure, and manicure bar in Downtown Toledo

Central Business District

623 Adams St.

Simply Married (expanded into a larger space)

A non-denominational wedding chapel that offers wedding ceremonies with a modern, affordable and simple twist.


1500 Adams St.

BMWC Constructors

a general industrial contractor operating solely in the Midwest and performing multi-million dollar capital projects, in-plant maintenance, turnarounds and outages in the petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, healthcare and other related industries.


913 Madison Ave.


Coming soon in 2021 - Restaurants


Bobcat Bonnie’s

We aim to provide a fun, comfortable atmosphere in which all guests leave feeling like family.

Central Business District

152 N Summit St.

Earnest Brew Works

Earnest brew works is a brewer owned brewery with taproom. Our mission is to brew great beers for our community's enjoyment.

Warehouse District

25 S. St. Clair St.

HEAVY Beer Company

Founded by The Toledo Spirits Company, HEAVY Beer Co is about to get very serious about beer, community, and adventure.


1301 N Summit St.

The Garden at Focaccia’s

Long-time lunch favorite is expanding! Focaccia’s Garden will include patio seating, brunch and weekend dinner hours!

Central Business District

333 N. Summit St.


Coming soon in 2021 – Retail


Northwestern Mutual

Provides financial services, consultation on wealth and asset income protection, education planning, retirement planning, investment advisory services, financial planning trust and private client services, estate planning and business planning.

Central Business District

Fort Industry Square

Noble Wealth Partners

An independent, fee-only boutique specializing in financial planning, investments, and wealth management.

Warehouse District

14 N. Erie St.

Ouch! Massage Therapy

A message therapist with treatments that include slow flowing strokes that incorporate light to deep pressure, elbow work, and stretches.

Central Business District

340 N. Erie St.


Opened in 2020 - Restaurants


Old Bag of Nails

Family friendly Pub known for our Fish & Chips

Marina District

615 Riverside Dr.

Barry Bagels (relocated)

Family owned and operated since 1972; offering 17 varieties of fresh baked bagels as well as homemade soups and sandwiches.

Central Business District

1 Discovery Way

Chop House (expanded foot print)

Classic steakhouse lined with local art offering seafood options, a cocktail lounge & premium wines.

Central Business District

300 N Summit St.


Opened in 2020 – Retail


Culture Clash Records

Independent record store with new + pre-spun vinyl, CDs, tapes, record players, speakers, live music, and ALWAYS something new.

Central Business District

912 Monroe St.


Dog daycare, boarding & self service dog wash with 15,000 square feet of fully enclosed indoor daycare and boarding space for your dog.


1707 Monroe St.

Bee’s Market

Carry-out with specialty foods

Central Business District

245 N Summit St.

About the author


ConnecToledo is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of Downtown Toledo. Funded by the city's leading institutional and corporate organizations, ConnecToledo is committed to facilitating public/private partnerships, promoting events and attractions, investing in planning and projects and advocating for businesses. We build the critical connections for developing vibrant neighborhoods and a strong central business district. 

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