Long before Franklin Park, there was Franklin Ice Cream.
Home to several landmark Toledo businesses in its 50-year heyday, The Colony Shopping Center was also know to catch on fire – a lot.
Westfield Franklin Park, the place better known as the Franklin Park Mall that celebrates its fortieth anniversary this month, went through several plans and developers before it finally opened in July, 1971.
On the same day in 1972, two Toledo institutions announce plans to close their venerable doors.
A kid growing up in the Toledo’s Old Orchard neighborhood – and probably a wider area – in the 60s and 70s could find no better place in the world than Kenwood Pharmacy.