Toledo’s oldest Black-owned restaurant celebrates 60 years in business

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TOLEDO, Ohio — In 1963, Joann and Samuel Stuart established Ann’s Bar-B-Que at 1008 N. Hawley St. On July 18, Toledo City Council honored the business for 60 years of service to the community, as the oldest Black-owned restaurant in the city.

The Stuarts’ grandson, Samuel Stuart, Jr., now runs the Bar-B-Que carry out. He said he has now fully recognized his family’s impact on Toledo.

“When I was younger, it was just my family restaurant,” Stuart said. “But as I’ve gotten a little bit older it is starting to dawn on me how important to the community it really is.”

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