New Kids on the Block: Business Changes from Spring 2024

Toledo Zoo Welcomes New Elephant Calf

An elephant calf.

The Toledo Zoo celebrated the birth of a healthy male elephant calf, Kirk, born to African elephant, Renee. The 280 pound calf joined the Tembo Trail exhibit on February 17 The birth was made possible through an artificial insemination process. Through the Elephant Species Survival Plan, the father is a male named Titan from Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

The Toledo Zoo. 2 Hippo Way, Toledo. 419-385-5721.

Goodwill announces Perrysburg location

An empty Goodwill building.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio will soon be opening its 14th store in Northwest Ohio in the previous home of Bed, Bath, and Beyond. In addition to an affordable shopping experience, there will be drive-thru donation accesss for convenient drop-off. This location boasts 15,000 square feet of treasures.

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio. 10027 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.

Board game lounge comes to Toledo

Board game enthusiasts now has a new lounge dedicated specifically to hanging out with friends, enjoying refreshments and playing games. At Flip the Table, guests can choose from a variety of over 300 tabletop games, including children’s games. Gamers at any skill level are welcome to join the fun and play their favorite games in a social lounge setting.

Flip the Table. 3136 W. Central Ave., Toledo. 567-463-2266.

Crumbl Cookies

A box of cookies.

Crumbl Cookies is opening in Perrysburg on Route 20 next to Chick-Fil-A. The cookie store has a location in Sylvania on Central Avenue, and both stores will feature the same new flavors each week. An opening date has not yet been announced.

Crumbl Cookies. 10411 Fremont Pike, Suite C, Perrysburg.

Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts

An outside view of a building.

Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts is moving operations to the former Masonic Temple on Heatherdowns. TAPA consists of  Toledo Symphony, Toledo Ballet, Toledo Symphony School of Music, Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras and more.The new space is 56,000 sq. ft. and will be used by more than 650 music and dance students each week. TAPA plans to open the refurbished facility in late summer or early fall.

Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts. 4747 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo. 419-418-0053.