Toledo’s Manhattan Pub ‘n Cheer Marks 20 Years of Business

Toledo's Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer celebrates 20 years in business

TOLEDO, Ohio — Manhattan’s Pub ‘n Cheer on Adams Street in Toledo celebrated 20 years in business on Thursday, part of a resurgent area of the city. Owner Zach Leahy said he’s looking forward to 20 more years in business.

“It’s been an absolute treasure to be able to have my business here on Adams in Toledo, and the people that have supported us over the last 20 years,” Leahy said.

The bar has become one of the anchors of the Adams Street corridor, which used to be much quieter. However, in the past two decades more people and businesses have come to the area, including Wesley’s Bar and Grill.

Owner Micah Risher was at Manhattan’s Thursday to support his business neighbor. “We want people to have a safe time, we want them to support local, to feel welcome, and everyone does it in a different way,” he said. “Being here is just part of that.”

Risher added the factor that makes Adams Street special is the connections people make in the area. “Passionate about other people’s rights, and about community, and about the things that connect us, and not really too worried about the things that hold us down,” he said.

Business owners hope the next 20 years continue to see good times with great people. “It’s the people that come frequent all the places downtown that really give it the character, and I think seeing that all come together as a unified vision is what we’re after,” Leahy said.