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What business used to be at Frickers Sylvania?

What business used to be at Frickers Sylvania before they moved into that location? Anyone remember?

created by a_fan on Aug 02, 2016 at 09:51:09 am     Food     Comments: 23

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Wasn't it a Ralphies?

posted by classylady on Aug 02, 2016 at 10:30:54 am     #  

Burger King.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Aug 02, 2016 at 10:33:29 am     #  

Was Grandma's Chicken there, around 1983?

posted by mixman on Aug 02, 2016 at 11:02:59 am     #  

I thought Burger King was east around the curve across from Dave White.

posted by Trilby on Aug 02, 2016 at 01:02:22 pm     #  

It was a Don’s Drive-In location in the 1960s

Then in the 1980s it was Grandy’s Country Cookin’ Restaurant

It later became a Video Connection outlet in the 1990s.

posted by historymike on Aug 02, 2016 at 01:40:20 pm     #  

Grandy's! Thanks historymike. Surprisingly still open with locations in seven states.

posted by mixman on Aug 02, 2016 at 02:34:55 pm     #  

classylady posted at 11:30:54 AM on Aug 02, 2016:

Wasn't it a Ralphies?

Ralphie's used to be at the location where Sakura is now.

When Cooker closed, Ralphie's moved down the street to it's current location near Corey Rd.

posted by mom2 on Aug 03, 2016 at 06:39:02 am     #  

Seriously, how is Ralphies still open? Who really goes there? :>) Its not that it's bad....but it has to be everyone's 3rd choice when it comes to similar menu offerings. Burgers? I can name 5 other joints I'd hit before I'd pick Ralphies. Wings? At least 3 other places I'd put before Ralphies.

posted by BulldogBuckeye on Aug 03, 2016 at 08:14:30 am     #  

Thursday nights at Ralphies are packed for Name That Tune. Groups make reservations to be guaranteed a table.

posted by mom2 on Aug 03, 2016 at 08:24:38 am     #  

mom2 posted at 07:39:02 AM on Aug 03, 2016:
classylady posted at 11:30:54 AM on Aug 02, 2016:

Wasn't it a Ralphies?

Ralphie's used to be at the location where Sakura is now.

When Cooker closed, Ralphie's moved down the street to it's current location near Corey Rd.

And previous to that, it was a Big Boy. When Ralphies was there, it still had to brick look of a 1970s big boy

posted by ahmahler on Aug 03, 2016 at 09:12:25 am     #  

Speaking of "how is XXX still open?" I have the same question for Big Boy.

posted by upso on Aug 03, 2016 at 09:46:47 am     #   2 people liked this

upso posted at 10:46:47 AM on Aug 03, 2016:

Speaking of "how is XXX still open?" I have the same question for Big Boy.

Me too.

posted by Foodie on Aug 03, 2016 at 10:05:34 am     #  

upso posted at 10:46:47 AM on Aug 03, 2016:

Speaking of "how is XXX still open?" I have the same question for Big Boy.

I have not been to a Big Boy by personal choice in many, many years. We do have a friend who loves the place, so about once every two years we get conned into going there. I also recall a vacation trip where a Big Boy was the only nearby option, and it was just as forgettable in Middle-of-Nowhere, Michigan as it is in this area.

Gack.

posted by historymike on Aug 03, 2016 at 10:45:44 am     #  

....great, now i want to go be disappointed by a swiss miss. thanks guys.

posted by endcycle on Aug 03, 2016 at 12:20:58 pm     #  

I thought the old big boy on Monroe street is where Ciao is now. I believe the Big Boy in BG is still open and there is a big boy across the street from the remote parking lot I use when I fly out of DTW (I believe Merimain is the name of the road). I believe the one on Secor is still open and there may be another one, I'm not a fan of big boy and only time I go is when friends insist on going.

Speaking of Big Boy, I wonder if anything will go into the old Big Boy on Summit. That place has been vacant for at least a few years and there is still something on their sign that says "Now Open".

posted by classylady on Aug 03, 2016 at 12:23:52 pm     #  

They want way too much rent for the Big Boy on summit. Way way way too much rent. I looked at it maybe 5 years ago and it was highway robbery all based on the amount of cars they claim drive by it every day.

posted by upso on Aug 03, 2016 at 12:30:46 pm     #  

classylady posted at 01:23:52 PM on Aug 03, 2016:

I thought the old big boy on Monroe street is where Ciao is now. I believe the Big Boy in BG is still open and there is a big boy across the street from the remote parking lot I use when I fly out of DTW (I believe Merimain is the name of the road). I believe the one on Secor is still open and there may be another one, I'm not a fan of big boy and only time I go is when friends insist on going.

Speaking of Big Boy, I wonder if anything will go into the old Big Boy on Summit. That place has been vacant for at least a few years and there is still something on their sign that says "Now Open".

Reynolds, Woodville, Alexis.

posted by justread on Aug 03, 2016 at 01:18:21 pm     #  

classylady posted at 01:23:52 PM on Aug 03, 2016:

I thought the old big boy on Monroe street is where Ciao is now. I believe the Big Boy in BG is still open and there is a big boy across the street from the remote parking lot I use when I fly out of DTW (I believe Merimain is the name of the road). I believe the one on Secor is still open and there may be another one, I'm not a fan of big boy and only time I go is when friends insist on going.

Speaking of Big Boy, I wonder if anything will go into the old Big Boy on Summit. That place has been vacant for at least a few years and there is still something on their sign that says "Now Open".

Ah yes...the Big Boy where Ciao is now. I remember going there occasionally as a kid, when we'd drive down to go to Franklin Park Mall.

(I'm not from Toledo, but lived semi-close enough that we'd occasionally make trips to one of the Toledo malls. I even had a birthday party at Farrell's once.) :)

posted by mom2 on Aug 03, 2016 at 02:28:04 pm     #  

I even had a birthday party at Farrell's once

Pretty sure I was there. They made a heck of a ruckus for you. Sirens, flashing lights, beating the big bass drum... I always wondered who that was. :)

posted by justread on Aug 03, 2016 at 02:37:40 pm     #  

I remember Video Connection being next door in the strip mall next to Little Caesar's. Was it originally located in the old Fricker's?

posted by idinspired on Aug 03, 2016 at 02:45:36 pm     #  

idinspired posted at 03:45:36 PM on Aug 03, 2016:

I remember Video Connection being next door in the strip mall next to Little Caesar's. Was it originally located in the old Fricker's?

I found some Web references to Video Connection at both 6339 Monroe and 6363 Monroe, idinspired. I think VC moved into that new(er) building at 6363 Monroe after it opened.

The addresses at that building have changed a bit over time as lots have been amalgamated and/or resized. AREIS has Fricker's at 6307 Monroe, but the Fricker's website uses 6339 Monroe St.

posted by historymike on Aug 03, 2016 at 03:02:17 pm     #  

There was an old Video Connection, possibly next to or near the old Phil's TV on Sylvania. Were both locations Big Boys (Ciao & Sakura)? Is that possible? If the old Ralphie's wasn't, it sure looked like on eon the inside.

posted by ahmahler on Aug 03, 2016 at 04:04:33 pm     #  

Asked about the Fricker's location years ago. Thought my Dad told me it was Burger King. That was before the one was built across from Dave White at the NB23 exit. Sakura was a Big Boy before it was Ralphies. I remember eating there multiple times. Almost 100% certain Ciao was as well. Just remember the Frisch's sign.

posted by TrilbyGuy on Aug 03, 2016 at 05:25:25 pm     #