New Family Friendly Businesses in the Toledo Area: Fall 2022

New growth from Urban Flowers

The Rossford flower shop Urban Flowers recently opened a new shop, Planted, in downtown Toledo. The location, which opened in August, offers a more intimate shopping experience with all the fun products you’ve come to expect — handmade gifts, exquisite pottery and, of course, a beautiful selection of plants! Planted by Urban Flowers, 118 S. Superior St. 419-666-3990. Urbanflowersonline.com 

Recharge at Freight House
Oregon’s newest coffee shop — Freight House Coffee Company — offers baked goods and ice cream for kids and grownups alike to enjoy, along with teas and coffee for you to get your caffeine fix! Their coffee is roasted in-house daily, and they have a wide variety of blends from all over the world. Freight House Coffee Company, 16 S. Stadium Rd. 419-214-1153. freighthousecoffeeco.com

All 4 Kids Opens new location
All 4 Kids LLC, a 5-star-rated early childhood education center, opened All 4 Kids 2 in August. The new location promises the quality care offered at the original location, with free Pre-K classes and Head Start services. To learn more about their program and enroll your child visit their website, all4kidsllc.com. All 4 Kids 2, 6520 Pilliod Rd., Holland. 419-866-KIDS.

Ottawa Hills High opens private café
The high school, in collaboration with Toledo’s Brew Coffee Bar, opened The STEAM Café by The Frankel Family. It’s located in a common area for students, parents and teachers called The Foundry, which promotes collaborative learning and an interest in entrepreneurship. Learn more at jhhs.ohschools.org.

Building (neighborhood) bridges
Dolly Darah and Karen Smith founded the fundraising nonprofit neighborhood bridges, which now has a presence in Sylvania. The organization aims to help alleviate poverty, particularly for students. So far, they have provided aid ranging from scholarships and clothing to medical devices and eye exams. To learn how you can contribute to their cause, visit neighborhoodbridges.org/community/Sylvania-oh.

Renovations for NOCA
Northwest Ohio Classical Academy (NOCA) spent their summer making significant renovations after a 25 percent increase in enrollment from last year. The renovations included important safety measures, an increase in the number of classrooms to accommodate the growing student body, new restroom facilities and much more. Read more about their progress at nocacademy.org 

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