Mainstreet Ventures http://mainstreetventuresinc.com Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:05:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 The Chop House Toledo Opening Soon! http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/the-chop-house-toledo/ Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:07:31 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10313 The Chop House of Toledo set to open Oct./Nov. 2017.

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The Blade: Upscale Chop House set to open in downtown Toledo. “It actually changed our plans a bit,” Mr. Oostra said. The ProMedica leader said he was excited by the idea of bringing in a restaurant with the Chop House reputation.” Read more here. By Jon Chavez

24News: New Steakhouse coming to downtown Toledo. Mainstreet Ventures Inc. announced their plan to open a high-end steakhouse inside the former Key Bank Building, now owned by ProMedica. Read more here. By Christopher Burns

WTOL video: The Chop House coming to Downtown Toledo. See it here.

Renderings of the new Chop House

Construction Photos from September 8, 2017

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Hurricane Irma Causes MSV Florida Restaurants to Temporarily Close http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/hurricane-irma-causes-florida-restaurants-to-temporarily-close/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:11:54 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10340 Hurricane Irma caused the MSV restaurants in Florida, (Real Seafood Company in Naples and Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill in Ft. Myers) to temporarily close on September 6, 2017.

UPDATE: Real Seafood Company Naples, reopened on September 15 and Blue Pointe Grill, reopened on September 14. Read more here.

 

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Palio in Grand Rapids is Booming! http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/palio-grand-rapids-is-building-business/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:35:10 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10106 Since opening earlier this summer, Palio has built some wonderful community relationships with local businesses like Experience Grand Rapids, the Hampton Inn (with many thanks to its incredible staff), the hospital, and many other local businesses that have welcomed them into the community. Palio Grand Rapids General Manager Bill Koelsch had this to say, “Grand Rapids is a great community and we are happy to extend a warm welcome to any new guests experiencing our place, and are thankful for those returning guests that bring the fun & festive to The Palio!”  Click here for more about Palio Grand Rapids In The News!

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Real Seafood Co. Toledo & Zia’s Donates to Bikes for Kids http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/real-seafood-co-toledo-zias-donates-to-bikes-for-kids/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:31:19 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10102 Real Seafood Company Toledo and Zia’s are happy to announce their participation in a great program this summer! Charles E. Boyk Law Office is partnering with Wersell’s Bike Shop to hold its annual Bikes for Kids project where one deserving child is gifted a free bike, helmet and lock each week of the summer. Both restaurants are working with Charles E. Boyk Law Office to help expand the search of young community heroes to be nominated. Kids can be nominated by anyone for any reason–whether that be for impacting his/her community in a positive way or for persevering in the face of adversity. As a bonus, if chosen as a winner, that child will also be invited to the WTOL studios to share their experience on the air! To learn more, click here.

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The Chop House Ann Arbor’s Chef Adam VanBerkum Volunteers at Food Gatherers http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/foodgatherers/ Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:32:42 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10104 Food Gatherers, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based non-profit organization, developed the Community Kitchen Job Training Program to promote a culinary connection to at-risk teens helping to give them new skills and focus. The program is part of Food Gatherers’ mission not merely to alleviate hunger, but also address its root causes. The program has successfully graduated 167 at-risk students, and 90% of graduates have pursued further jobs or education within 90 days of graduation. This is the 21st class of the annual program that started on 05/24/2017 and continues until 08/11/2017, with classes held every Thursday and Friday. Chef Adam VanBerkum from The Chop House in Ann Arbor volunteered his time and joined Food Gatherers on July 28th to present a 2-hour demonstration on how to cook a meal of chef’s choice to about 10 young adults. A graduation celebration for the students is to be held on August 17th at the Graduate Ann Arbor. Chef Adam happily donated his time to this event, and continues to participate year-round in charitable programs through his own philanthropic efforts.

For more information on Food Gatherers, visit: foodgatherers.org

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Ciao! Celebrates its 25th Anniversary http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/ciao-celebrates-its-25th-anniversary/ Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:36 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10100 Ciao! has reached a great milestone in celebrating the restaurant’s 25th anniversary on July 26, 2017 at Ciao! in Sylvania, Ohio. The evening was a celebration filled with live music from Candace Coleman and Chris Brown, great food and service provided by Ciao!’s loyal staff, and of course their wonderful guests that filled the dining room and patio.  District Manager Terry Kretz  and his incredible service team hosted a memorable anniversary celebration.  To find pictures from the evening, please visit Ciao! Facebook page or website!   Click here for an article from the Toledo Blade about the celebration!

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Ciao! Exceeds Inspection Expectations http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/ciaoinspection/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:26:42 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10097 Running a restaurant day-to-day is a difficult task, operating a restaurant that exceeds county health inspection standards seems merely impossible. District Manager Terry Kretz proves that it can be done, not once but twice. Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania, Ohio has earned perfect scores with zero violations during two Toledo – Locus County health inspections.  Inspections are every 6-months; the last two were December 2016 and recently on July 17th.  Ciao! was highlighted on 13ABC for having zero violations compared to neighboring restaurants. During the interview Terry credits the perfect scores to Mainstreet Ventures for having high standards and to his team of staff for taking pride in their work. Click here for the video.  Fast forward to Terry’s interview, start the video at 01:26.

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Making mouthwatering meatballs – it’s all gravy http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/making-mouthwatering-meatballs-its-all-gravy/ Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:57:23 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=10128 On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, well… you know the rest. Make sure you hang on to those meatballs because March 9 is National Meatball Day, and meatball lovers have some celebrating to do!

Because of their versatility, meatballs are found in almost every culture. From Italian-style meatballs served in red sauce over pasta to Swedish meatballs served in a creamy gravy and Asian meatballs served in soup or Ramen, the popularity of meatballs spans the globe. ~Sylvania Advantage article by Jennifer Ruple. Read more here.

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New Opening Gratzi Midland http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/new-opening-gratzi-midland/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:19:57 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=8975
Midland Daily News | Gratzi has been announced as downtown Midland’s newest restaurant, located in The H Residence on the corner of Ashman and Main Streets.  Full article at: http://www.ourmidland.com/news

 

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Palio Grand Rapids Grand Opening Coming Soon! http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/palio-grand-rapids-grand-opening-coming-soon/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:26:22 +0000 http://mainstreetventuresinc.com/?p=8981 grbj.com | Italian restaurant on Medical Mile coming this spring! Full article at: http://www.grbj.com/articles

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