Whit’s End – 3557 Airport Highway

Whit’s End was a live music venue located on the southwest corner of Airport Highway and Fries Avenue. Whit’s End was owned by Frank Pertz and was previously known as Diego’s Restaurant and Cantina (pre-1993). Closed c2000. Became Club Baja for some time. Building demolished c2015. Mobile Lube Express currently occupies the site.

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The Spot, 1344 Dorr St.

Famous for its takeout shrimp, The Spot was owned by Gilbert and Mayme Turner. Their son Nelson managed the restaurant and bar. The Spot was one of many structures that fell victim to the City of Toledo’s massive urban renewal project on Dorr Street in the mid-1970s. According to an August 30, 2006 article in the Blade, “362 homes and storefronts, two theaters, a bowling alley, and a number of offices were demolished within 2 1/2 years.”

1344 Dorr Street, 1937 Blockcard