Popular concert venue reopens in east Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Over three years after Frankie’s Inner-City in east Toledo closed its doors, music is once again flowing from the venue, bringing the sounds of rock and roll back to Main Street.

“A lot of the people that come here are like family,” Broc Curry, owner of Frankie’s, said. “It’s like a music scene family.”

At it’s height in the late 80s and through the early part of the 21st century the often cramped club with the tiny stage feet from the crowd hosted such rock luminaries as the Smashing Pumpkins, X, and the Black Keys. It wasn’t the cleanest bar in its heyday – the graffiti on the bathroom walls was ‘colorful’ – but for a generation of Toledo rock bands and fans, who liked their music loud and up-close, it was a mecca.

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