TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the University of Toledo's new Dorr Street Gateway Project. When completed, the development will feature student housing above retail stores including Barnes and Noble, Starbucks, Verizon Wireless, Gradkowski's Sports Grill, Great Clips, Jimmy John's, Yogurt U and a sushi/rice bowl restaurant called Rice Boulevard.
"[It is] very exciting, not only for the university, but for the rest of the community. What we're really trying to do here is not only transform the intersection of Dorr and Secor, but really transform how the university and the community interact," said Matt Schroeder of the UT Foundation.
All of the businesses at the Gateway development will be open to the public, which Schroeder says will encourage community members to mingle with students and other members of the UT community.
Barnes and Noble is expected to open in July, with the other businesses opening a few at a time after that.