New Family Friendly Businesses in the 419: Summer Edition

Hannah’s serves up retro nostalgia 

Hannah’s Soft Serve opened in May at 708 N Reynolds Rd. “very focused on the design, colors, and aesthetic of the shop,” per Instagram @hannahssoftserve.  Offering tasty soft serve ice cream in a variety of flavors, with indoor seating and a drive thru.  “Our little shop is very eye-catching with all the fun pops of color!” Open daily from 11am-9pm. —CH

Partners in Education Celebrates New Space

On June 1, the nonprofit Partners in Education (PIE) celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 709 Madison Ave. The nonprofit previously shared space at Toledo Public Schools headquarters at 1500 N. Superior St. —CH

Cookie Charcuterie Boards
From shortbread to meringues, Cookie Cuterie, a bakery specializing in cookie charcuterie boards, is coming to Toledo. The business was solely operating from a licensed kitchen to fulfill orders, but they have since expanded with a retail bakery at 6801 W. Central Ave., Ste. B, this month. With a selection of cookies to satisfy even the most insatiable sweet tooth, you must try their champagne macarons, almond crisps and more! Follow them on Instagram @cookie.cuterie and visit to view their full menu. —TS

Air Force retiree and St. John’s Jesuit alumnus takes over as president
St. John’s Jesuit welcomes a new president of the all-boys establishment, Mark F. Swentkofske. His experience as a colonel in the United States Air Force will be beneficial as he leads the Men for Others program, according to Don Feller, the Chair of the Leadership Assessment Committee, who noted that “Good military leaders are very skilled at knowing people, and quickly evaluating and adapting to constantly changing environments.”  —KS


Toledo School for the Arts begins multi-million dollar expansion

TSA hosted a groundbreaking on May 6 for “The Next Big Thing,” a project that will increase the school’s resources, programs, technology and capacity. The $9.3 million expansion will double capacity by building a public annex with a gallery, makerspace, glass studio, and gift shop, with a five-story staircase and remodeled exterior. Inside, renovations will be made to classrooms, studios, labs and more. Staff members and 675 area sponsors support the improvements to benefit the students’ learning experience and to advance Toledo’s revival. —GZ

Super Chix Toledo

The popular chain recently opened on Central Ave., offering premium frozen custard, fresh hand-cut fries, and what they like to call “The Last True Chicken Sandwich.” The menu features hearty chicken sandwiches and salads along with catering packages.  Early local reviews indicate that Super Chix could quickly become a favorite among Toledoans! —EI

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