Cherry Street Mission Ministries Thanksgiving Dinner

  “A Thanksgiving to Remember”  for Guests of Cherry Street Mission Ministries ~by Mainstreet Ventures Inc.   Toledo, OH –   We have an amazing community!  With more people reaching out for help, we are blessed with more people reaching out to serve those in need. Cherry Street Mission Ministries, the largest shelter for homeless in NW […]

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2014 Deals of the Year: Mezzevino

Mainstreet Ventures reinvested in downtown Ann Arbor this year with the opening of a new concept for the 33-year-old company: a Mediterranean restaurant named Mezzevino that draws on inspiration from Italy, France, Greece, Spain and Morocco. The restaurant opened at 120 E. Liberty St., in the former Kuroshio space. Mainstreet Ventures exposed brick walls in the building […]

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CEO Mike Gibbons tells Rotary of success dining industry can offer

When he was a student at Xavier University in Cincinnati in the 1970s, Mr. Gibbons’ parents wanted him to go to law school. But Mr. Gibbons was working at a seafood restaurant owned by famed Detroit-area restaurateur Chuck Muer. When the late Mr. Muer asked the young man to move to Ann Arbor to help […]

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MSV Top Knife Awards

MSV TOP KNIFE WINNER CHEF JASON SELF         The Mainstreet Ventures (MSV) Top Knife competition is a live cook-off competition between MSV restaurants showcasing uniquely styled dishes based on taste, plating and presentation.   Each competitor earned their spot to be at the competition by first competing against their peers at their local […]

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Mike Gibbons Elected Chairman to NRAEF

President and CEO of Mainstreet Ventures Inc. and long standing restaurant industry advocate, Michael C. Gibbons was elected to Chairman of the Board of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) on January 1, 2014.  Gibbons will serve a one year term and will provide leadership, expertise and guidance to the NRAEF, its students and to […]

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Restaurants cook up cool with digital menus

As the proliferation of technology continues, it’s only natural that tablet computers are finding their way to the dinner table as digital menus and wine lists. Several Toledo-area restaurants have put their drink lists on tablets. Read more here.

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MSV Presidential Awards

The Mainstreet Ventures (MSV) Annual President’s Awards program was recently held on January 16, 2013 showcasing the best of the best among the MSV family of restaurants.

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2013 ORA Award Nominee: Real Seafood Company, Toledo, Ohio

The Real Seafood Company of Toledo hosts several events throughout the year helping to support local community organizations. The most notable of our events include the Cherry Street Mission Thanksgiving Dinner, the Knight of the Vine wine auction for St. Francis de Sales High School, Celebrity Wait Nights and Silent Auctions.

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