A new restaurant is set to open in Downtown Toledo on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.
Ye Ole Durty Bird, at 2 S. St. Clair St., is named after The Durty Bird, one of the space’s most popular former tenants, said general manager Julie Ketterman.
“We wanted to name it after what used to be in the space with a little twist on the name,” Ketterman said. “We wanted to bring that back and utilize it because people were familiar with that name and they know how well it did.”
The casual eatery will be open daily for lunch and dinner and use locally grown produce in its menu items, Ketterman said.
“We are planning to cater to the Downtown professionals during the week. We’ll be open for lunch serving fresh soup, salads and sandwiches,” Ketterman said. “We’ll also have daily specials plus an expanded menu from the grill, including burgers and grilled chicken sandwiches, to please any palate any time of the day.”
The venue also plans to offer live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and will work its schedule around events at Fifth Third Field and Huntington Center.
Ketterman said the décor will be warm and cozy and a tribute to Toledo. Hours are still being set.
Ketterman’s sister, Linda Ball, is a partner in the venture. Ball’s husband, David Ball, owns the building.
The location has been home to a number of restaurants through the years, most recently Jed’s At The Yard, which closed Feb. 16. It was also previously Legends Sports Grille and St. Clair Pub.
“Things are a little crazy now, but it’s going be great. It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Ketterman said. “I hope people will take away a wonderful experience that is pro-Toledo and pro-Downtown. I hope they come away realizing this is another reason for them to come back to Downtown Toledo because it really does have a lot to offer.”