TOLEDO -- If you've been in the Westgate area lately, you've probably seen a lot of changes. New stores, new restaurants -- they're all moving in, and even more are on the way.
News 11's Jennifer Boresz has the latest details.
It took a year and a half to persuade corporate to bring California-based "Del Taco" to Toledo. Mike Francis, the GM of Del Taco Toledo tells News 11, "It took them seven different trips, several miles in a car looking, for them to finally pick this first location."
He also says the company hand-picked this location, on Secor Road, to protect it's image. "They definitely don't want a store to fail. They saw everything that's going on with Costco, and they're developing right next door, which we're real excited about. We think that this will be a great mix."
Toledo Councilman Tom Waniewski says it's a welcome addition to an already successful district. "My understanding is that Costco's doing well. Their membership is very high."
By next fall a new Fresh Market, requested by area residents, should be opening a few doors down. They asked for a little higher end supermarket, so Fresh Market will have some specialty foods in there. It's obviously the first of it's kind in northwest Ohio, so that has some appeal."
The area is a blend of new business and long-time favorites. Arnie's just reopened.
Waniewski says they're not building from scratch, simply improving... keeping long-time residents happy and bringing new ones into the community."