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.Continue reading “Whit’s End – 3557 Airport Highway”
Opened May 19, 1955. Demolished October 1, 1969.
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Miracle Mile Drive-In – 5055 Jackman Rd.
Opened November 26, 1954. Demolished 1989
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Jesse James Drive-In, 521 S. Reynolds Rd.
Opened June 4, 1953. Closed October 11, 1980. Demolished c1981.
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Built c1959. Closed c2003. Demolished c2004.
“Plantation Motel, 5 miles west of Toledo on U.S. 23 – U.S. 223 and U.S. 184, 23 Air conditioned units. Spacious rooms, Free TV – telephones, Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Individually controlled hot-water heat.” – Postcard
Located in the Westgate Village Shopping Center. Created, owned and/or operated by Pat O’Connor, Jim Rodbard, Don Rose, Debbie Marinik, Steve Essick over the years. After closing Boogie Records Pat O’Connor opened Culture Clash, a record store located at 4020 Secor Road, in 2004. Demolished with Westgate Mall. Site Status: The Fresh Market.
Was located on the southeast corner of Central Avenue and Moffat Rd. Later named Northern Keys Motel (1956). Demolished late ’70s/early ’80s. Site status: Brown Honda.
“Beautiful Sylvan Motel, 11 ultra-modern units. Soundproof, fireproof, private showers, central heat. Permastone buildings. AAA approved Motel. Excellent new restaurant adjacent, serving fine foods. Phone LU 2-3296. Three miles west of Toledo, Ohio, on Route U.S. 20 and Ohio 120.”
5821 W. Central Ave.
Woolco was located in the Toledo West Shopping Center on the south-east corner of Central Avenue and Holland-Sylvania. Woolco opened in 1972 and closed January 1983. Became a Hills Department Store in 1983. Hills closed in 1999, Became an Ames store for a short time. Shopping center also included a Jo-Ann Fabrics, Lane Drug Store (later Peoples Drug Store), and Kroger (on the far east end). Entire shopping center was demolished 8/2002. Site status: Walmart.