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Toledo Development

It seems like the negative "I told you Toledo was failing, the sky is falling, get out while you can" threads of businesses closing get lots of feedback so I thought I'd start a positive thread of development in Toledo. Where have you noticed new renovation/construction in the area?

created by idinspired on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:06:28 pm     Business     Comments: 16

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To start, I drove by the former Churchills on Central last week and saw workers going in and out with ladders and hardhats on. Anybody heard what might be going in there?

posted by idinspired on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:08:27 pm     #  

Not that it's that fun, but a Five Guys is going in at the old Fazoli's location in Maumee. Really looking forward to the new Kroger going in on Conant. The one's in the area are getting pretty run down. Also have heard they are building a new Kroger at the former Farmer Jack location next to Menards on Airport.

posted by slowsol on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:13:18 pm     #  

If they build a new Krogers, what happens to the Krogers at Spring Meadows and the one at Angola and McCord.?

With the closing of railroad tracks on McCord for two years, they may be looking to move further down.

posted by SensorG on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:40:35 pm     #  

What I've heard is that they plan to close those two stores. The other discussion is that when the maumee store opens, they will close Glendale/Reynolds and possibly southland.

posted by slowsol on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:51:14 pm     #  

Glendale/Reyonlds Kroger is absolutely toast. I've heard that from too many employees there who are being prepped to move to the new store in Maumee.

Although I rarely shop there, I would imagine it is true about Southland too.

posted by oldhometown on Jan 27, 2013 at 02:19:12 pm     #  

Perrysburg/Rossford Kroger would like the K-Sears to give up and sell to them so they could knock it down and build new.

Lambertville Kroger is expanding.

I get the feeling Kroger is out to build something close to the super-Krogers like in Columbus around here. Wonder if they'll be looking around in Oregon and Northwood soon too.

posted by anonymouscoward on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:03:23 pm     #  

ac it is my understanding that the Perrysburg Kroger/Sears thing is a done deal.

posted by shamrock44 on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:06:48 pm     #  

And Krogers leaves more empty buildings all over the place...

posted by SensorG on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:09:02 pm     #  

SensorG posted at 02:09:02 PM on Jan 27, 2013:

And Krogers leaves more empty buildings all over the place...

At least they're better than Walmart in that regard, because I can point to Port Clinton, Fremont, Napoleon, and Tiffin where Walmart shat upon the land and then pulled up stakes to build a COMPLETELY NEW MALL-WART SUPER-SHITTER that those areas will have NO hope of ever filling, instead of expanding their current buildings (which in at least 2 of those cases they had room to do).

You're also talking about locations that have been there for what, 20+ years, as opposed to the aforementioned Walmarts which came in in the mid to late 90s and were shut as soon as ten years later.

Kroger does need to step their game up, and there's no room for them to do anything with Spring Meadows or Perrysburg or Glendale/Reynolds. Kroger also wants in to having gas stations and that's part of what's coming with Maumee (that was the last hold-up with Maumee council, I heard).

posted by anonymouscoward on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:23:30 pm     #  

They may be leaving some empty buildings, but they are also building new ones, providing construction jobs, and hiring more people.

Isn't that more helpful to the area and to people than a particular box building?

posted by shamrock44 on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:25:02 pm     #  

shamrock44 posted at 02:06:48 PM on Jan 27, 2013:

ac it is my understanding that the Perrysburg Kroger/Sears thing is a done deal.

Is it possible for you to relay how good your info is? I have not heard it is a signed deal but that was a rumor going around after K-mart closed and before Sears Outlet went in.

posted by anonymouscoward on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:25:43 pm     #  

ac, I didn't see you post before I posted mine. I was responding to Sensor.

posted by shamrock44 on Jan 27, 2013 at 03:27:41 pm     #  

Love living in Oregon, and looks like some new shops coming in as hinted in the bowling-alley thread. Looking forward to a local coffee shop :)

posted by INeedCoffee on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:22:20 am     #  

The former "Colony" strip mall (which I've heard was the first of its kind outside of downtown) at the corner of Monroe and Central recently had plywood put up over all of it's windows. Given the proximity to Toledo Hospital I'm assuming another Promedica acquistion is in the works - I can't think of a reason the owner would suddenly decide to board the windows after all these years. It's got such great bones I'd love to see them keep it and renovate it but I'm sure it needs more work than it's worth.

From that building down Central to Glass City Blews is now Promedica Land.

posted by idinspired on Jan 28, 2013 at 01:08:02 am     #  

AC wrote: "Kroger also wants in to having gas stations and that's part of what's coming with Maumee (that was the last hold-up with Maumee council, I heard)."

I wonder why the Maumee City Council would object to gas stations?

Oldhometown...our Kroger's at Glendale/Reynolds is closing down for sure. I like to convenience of it. That stripmall will die. My little corner of south Toledo is becoming shabbier and shabbier.

As far as development, what is going on around Dorr Street close to UT? Seems like a lot is happening there.

posted by Dappling2 on Jan 28, 2013 at 01:17:51 pm     #  

"what is going on around Dorr Street close to UT"

The Toledo Gateway, the retail development the university has been working on, opened up at the corner of Door and Secor a little while back, with some of the stores just opening their doors in the last week or two. I know the school has been making a push at buying up other properties in the area for development, and I love that. I think they are definitely going in the right direction with this. Transportation is often an issue for college kids, and there aren't exactly a plethora of options that students can easily walk to from their dorms right now. I think the school addressing that problem will do wonders for enrollment. Creating more of a "college town" environment in the area immediately surrounding the school is a great idea.

posted by Johio83 on Jan 28, 2013 at 01:26:17 pm     #