Toledo 'Gastropub' Expands To Kent

Published: 02/06/2013

KENT — Bar 145 opened its second company-owned location here last month as part of new entertainment district located near Kent State University.

Toledo-based Bar 145 opened in May 2011 and began franchising in July. According to owner/operator Jeremy Fitzgerald, plans include opening at least three additional locations this year, including one in Columbus. Afterward, Fitzgerald projects opening a new location every six months with a combination of both corporate-owned and franchised locations. Target markets include Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, Nashville and Ann Arbor, Mich.