It's not often three restaurants open at nearly the same time, but that is exactly what is happening in Norwalk.
Mayor Rob Duncan made reference to this point at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Los Buenos Amigos opened Monday on Cline Street.
"I was able to attend the ribbon-cutting for Los Buenos Amigos," the mayor said, adding he received two messages indicating the food was very good and the service friendly.
Mia Famiglia's Uptown Cafe is set to open at 11 a.m. Friday. This restaurant, which will be owned and operated by the Segedi family, will feature authentic Italian food at its 5 E. Main St. location.
"Bar145° is getting ready for a soft launch," Duncan said.
Bar145° is located in the former Bob Evans restaurant on Milan Avenue. The facility is known for burgers, bands and bourbon.
In other business, Duncan praised a number of people for their hard work in addressing the blue-green algae situation at the upper reservoir.
Duncan said water/wastewater superintendent Bill Albrecht and assistant superintendent Dave Ackerman "did a fantastic job working on this."
The mayor received a positive message of support from Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins and also was the recipient of messages from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman and U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan stating they would provide whatever support they could in dealing with the water issue.
Duncan added State Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk Township) was investigating the availability of grant money to help ease the cost of treating the water.
The city has been working with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to properly treat the blue-green algae and to determine what caused the algae to grow.
Finally, the city is pursuing funds through the Safe Routes to School program that could provide about $5,000 worth of new school/crossing zone signs.