Snack shop fills a void for many living and working in downtown Toledo
Hank’s at the 405 is a snack shop that carries a lot of specialty food products from local businesses.
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Hank’s at the 405 is a new snack shop at the PNC Bank building on Madison and it’s filling a void for folks who live and work in downtown Toledo.
Hank’s is owned by Yvonne Trevino, an attorney who works in the building, and her husband James, a Toledo firefighter. They decided to take a chance and open the shop when the convenience store that previously occupied the space closed.
With no experience running a snack operation, the couple quickly learned all they could. It came together in about 90-days, and they’re getting a great response to their new venture.
“I love it. It is so nice and clean. They are doing a great job,” says Mark Trimble, who works in the building. “I appreciate being able to grab a quick snack and then go right back upstairs to work.”
It’s a lot different than the traditional convenience store. While it does sell lottery tickets and a lot of food items you would expect to find, there’s also a creative collection of food, cards, and gifts. The store has also created jobs and it’s supporting other local businesses.
“A lot of the products we sell are from small businesses,” says Yvonne. “Many women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses. Things you might not find in other stores in the area.”
“You can pop in, and grab a cup of coffee from a local roaster. You can grab a snack from a locally-owned business. The shop is very well done,” says Jess Kozak, who owns a business downtown and says she loves supporting other small businesses. “We love that it’s here.”
Hank’s was named after Trevino’s dog. It is a pet-friendly building, so you can bring your animal in to shop as long as it’s on a leash. There is also a section of the store that is dedicated to pet photos.
The shop is open Monday-Friday from 8 until 5.
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