The new store on Adams Street was founded by Kyle Boyers and Crane Development and will change products seasonally and sell outdoor equipment and clothing.

TOLEDO, Ohio – One University of Toledo graduate decided to use his entrepreneurial skills to open a new outdoor equipment and retail business in downtown Toledo called Ridge and river.

Founder and 27-year-old Kyle Boyers, along with his business partner Connor Scott, celebrated the grand opening on Saturday after they cut the ribbon on the new store at 621 Adams St. on Thursday.

He cooperates with Toledo Metropark donate 1% of store sales to Metroparks youth programs.

Boyers said the store is the only one of its kind for the area and will have new items depending on the season.

“To be able to provide something to do, not just this experience, to be able to shop, to walk, to take advantage of the urban landscape: that was my vision,” Boyers said.

Development of faucets also an important factor was the design and construction management of the store, assisted by Matt Rubin and Julia Randles.

The project became a laureate The city’s White-Box grant program, which helped the store meet fire and code requirements.

Boyers said the store will be a new alternative to what’s there and will fit well with the Glass City metro parks Phase 2 opening in the summer when people can launch kayaks and enjoy other outdoor activities.

“So combining the gear with what the Metroparks are doing, what the downtown is doing, it just made perfect sense to be here,” Boyers said.

The store will be open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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