Downtown Toledo bars excited for return of Toledo Mud Hens

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Fricker’s is already hiring more employees and expects large crowds to flock to the city center again.

TOLEDO, Ohio – Baseball is back in Toledo. The Mud Hens announced on Thursday that they will start a new season in the next few months.

It has brought a new sense of excitement to the downtown area and with the curfew, companies are taking steps to serve larger crowds.

This includes the downtown Toledo Fricker location, in whose back yard the fifth third field is located.

“We’re so excited because they can finally play this year. And we can get customers to enjoy the Mud Hens and come to the Fricker too, and you know they enjoy both,” said Javier Bravo, manager at Fricker’s.

The anticipation rises when the Toledo Mud Hens tweeted about baseball in April 419.

CONNECTED: Mud Hens return on April 6th with 1,500 fans per game

⚾ 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗘𝗗𝗨𝗟𝗘 𝗜𝗦 𝗜𝗦‼ ️ ️

For the first time in a really long time, baseball returns for 419 THIS APRIL.

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– Toledo Mud Hens (@MudHens) February 18, 2021

“Crowds. Crowds and crowds and even more crowds,” said Delores Moore, a hostess at Fricker.

In addition, Ohio no longer has a curfew.

“We just come back at 9, 9:30 am and now that it’s open our customers are coming back. People are happy to be outside and so on. So we’re very excited, very excited for baseball season to start on, “said Moore.

In fact, Fricker’s is now open until 1am and with news of the opening week of the Hens’ season just around the corner, it is expected to boost business.

“Hopefully we can get more capacity right now and have more people in the restaurant. But we are expecting a lot of people. So it will be so much fun,” said Bravo.

“It was a little difficult for the waitresses, you know. They had to leave a little earlier, the money wasn’t the same. Because we didn’t have that flow, but with everything that changed and came back to it later.” It looks different when you open it, “said Moore.

But with the changes, staff are starting to get their hours back, the restaurant is hiring and possibly restoring the atmosphere to downtown Toledo.

“Means a lot. About people, about sales,” said Bravo.

“Hoping it will open up the rest of everyone else. Sure enough, we’re getting this deal and we appreciate it, but we’re not stingy. We’ll share. And so that everyone starts opening up and just getting one Normalizing anything down here would be great, “said Moore.

The opening day for the Mud Hens is April 6th.

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