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Fun flavorful Fairy Floss

Ready for some gourmet cotton candy? Marie’s Fairy Floss is a catering service specializing in unique ways to experience everyone’s favorite carnival treat. The candy cart is available for weddings, birthday parties and more. The team also offers “Fairy Favors,” pre-spun cotton candy packages perfect for party favors, gift baskets or a really tasty evening on the couch. With homemade concoctions like Lemon Drop, Birthday Cake, Cafe Latte, Chocolate Covered Strawberry and more, Marie’s Fairy Floss creates inventive and fun flavors for every palate. mariesfairyfloss.com


No one holds a candle
to Bristol’s Buds

If you’re looking for some amazing fragrances to enliven your home, Bristol’s Buds Candle Co. offers candles handmade with natural ingredients in Toledo. The brainchild of Ryan Bristol, a veteran and Glass City native, Bristol’s Buds offers candles made completely from natural ingredients, including a combination of soy and coconut/apricot wax. With dozens of unique aromas to choose from, Bristol’s candles are sure to brighten any home in more ways than one. Order online for home delivery at bristolsbudscandleco.com.


Local company
offers MealPreps4Me (and you)

Are you so constantly on-the-go that you find it impossible to make healthy meals at home? Skip the fast food lanes, MealPreps4Me is here to help. The local company creates ready-to-heat meals for people who want to eat well but don’t have the time to put into cooking. Customers order a certain number of meal packs for the week, the team prepares it fresh on Sunday and delivers it on Sunday or Monday. All you have to do is heat it up and eat— like a frozen meal, but good for you, and actually tasty. Place your order at mealpreps4me.com.


Take a seat at
Kay’s Table

A lifelong love of traditional cuisine and a dream of opening her own restaurant inspired area entrepreneur Kay Xiong on the path to creating Kay’s Table. Located at 6600 W Sylvania Ave., the new restaurant offers authentic Asian cuisine, made from fresh ingredients in a limited, rotating menu. Kay’s bright, colorful dishes act as a stark visual contrast to other  restaurant fare. And do you like bubble tea? Be sure to order some to go with your pho or dumplings! Order online at kays-table.com.


Stride Rite closing on Monroe St.

Kids will have one less place to get shoes at affordable prices. Retailer Stride Rite’s longtime Monroe St. location is closing for business. The kids’ shoe store plans on shutting its doors no later than Memorial Day, or as soon as all current stock is sold. This was the final Stride Rite storefront remaining open in Toledo, as the chain’s Spring Meadows location closed several years ago.