TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The day started with a crowd in a place dedicated to the 419. From t-shirts to stickers, drink coozies and everything in between, Toledo-centered Jupmode was a destination on this unofficial holiday.
"419 Day is just a great excuse for us to show a little bit of extra city pride and celebrate why we love Toledo," John Amato, owner, Jupmode, said.
Friday, customers were treated to discounts on certain shirts. It was also the perfect opportunity to try out some new designs.
"We have a few new releases that are 419 themed [and] we have dog or puppy related new releases," Amato said.
He and his team set up shop in the Uptown area two and a half years ago. he says the overall response has been outstanding.
"We've really made it a home and it's allowed us to grow," Amata told 13abc.
And when Toledo loves something, it shows it.
At Holey Toledough - Handcrafted Doughnuts, the racks were bare in four hourse.
"People were lined up outside the door before we opened today," Chris Ritter, owner, said.
To commemorate the day they offered free 419 shirts and mugs, those also sold out before they closed for the day.
Not a bad situation, especially for local businesses celebrating the city where it all started.
"It's just very uplifting," Ritter said. "Toledo pride is a thing that people like to celebrate so we wanted to jump on board."