TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Hank’s at the 405 is a new food store in the PNC Bank building in Madison, filling a void for people who live and work in downtown Toledo.
Hank’s is owned by Yvonne Trevino, a lawyer who works in the building, and her husband, James, a Toledo firefighter. They decided to take a risk and open the store when the supermarket that had previously occupied the space closed.
With no experience of performing snack surgery, the couple quickly learned all they could. It came together in about 90 days and they are getting a great response to their new company.
“I love it. It’s so nice and clean. You do a great job,” says Mark Trimble, who works in the building. “I appreciate having a quick snack and then going straight back upstairs to work . “
It’s a lot different from the traditional supermarket. While they sell lottery tickets and many of the groceries you would expect, they also have a creative collection of groceries, cards, and gifts. The business has also created jobs and supports other local businesses.
“A lot of the products we sell come from small businesses,” says Yvonne. “Lots of women and veteran owned companies. Things you may not find in other stores in the area. “
“You can stop by and get a cup of coffee from a local roaster. You can get a snack from a local company. The store is very well done, ”says Jess Kozak, who owns a downtown store and loves helping other small businesses. “We love that it is here.”
Hank’s was named after Trevino’s dog. It is a pet friendly building so you can take your pet out shopping while they are on a leash. There is also an area of the store dedicated to animal photos.
The shop is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 a.m.
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