Knock both (Northtowne, Woddville) of those tacky, late-20th century temples of misdirected consumer greed to the ground. C'mon Toledo, we must innovate, centralize, and evolve.
This has been one of the best years ever for farmers, let them work the land, preferably in an organic fashion.
I am totally for the Andersons at ESM. If their stores are already a low-profit entity, why not give them a .25 a SF lease and let them represent, even if they are and have always been Maumee based. One question: Would their product offerings overlap with the vendors in the farmers market? Maybe go heavy on the deli and prepared foods.
What products do you downtown dwellers need quick and easy easy access to product wise? Batteries; duct, masking and electrical tape; printer ink and paper; TP, PT, Beer, and Munchies? You tell us.
I find Levis Commons and Fallen Timbers hilariously short-sighted - if pleasant and convenient - concepts: Hey, it's city with stores! Just like that once thriving community located just a couple of miles N.E. of here. What did they call it? Tolidoo or something like that? Whatevs. Hey check me out-I'm walking down a "street" going to stores and stuff without having to deal with poor people!