One of Toledo’s first suburban shopping centers, Miracle Mile survives to this day.
It took nineteen years for the Franklin Park Mall to go from idea to reality before it finally opened in July, 1971.
A spectacular fire in May of 1975 brought down the Tiedtke’s building at Summit and Adams. But what brought Tiedtke’s, the business, down?
When it comes to retail in Toledo, the Franklin Park Mall churns on like a juggernaut, The Andersons and Southwyck are gone entirely, but Westgate is a shadow of its former self.
On the same day in 1972, two Toledo institutions announce plans to close their venerable doors.
Home to several landmark Toledo businesses in its 50-year heyday, The Colony Shopping Center was also know to catch on fire – a lot. Finally in 2013, what was left of The Colony was torn down.
Long before Franklin Park, there was Franklin Ice Cream.