Jonathan and Sharon Perry
Established: August 2016
Located in the urban core of downtown Toledo, Rustbelt Coffee offers a study-meeting-networking oasis, paired with a delicious permanent and seasonal menu. When entrepreneur team Jonathan and Sharon Perry bought 119 N. Ontario, their son Grant and his wife Brooke knew they had discovered the future home of their coffee shop Rustbelt Coffee. With their grand opening early last fall, Rustbelt currently employs 10 local residents.
Rustbelt Coffee and Cream Living are located at 119 N. Ontario. Constructed in 1922, the space was once home to Classic Antiques & Collectibles and has also hosted a campaign headquarters, among other businesses through the years.
On the left wall of the space is a large and iconic steel door, which used to be a truck port. It helps create the ambience of Rustbelt, a space where people come to work hard, collaborate, and share a unique camaraderie. The Perrys wanted to incorporate the character and vibe of the Midwest Rustbelt throughout the space. On any given day professionals and creatives alike can drop by and run into someone they have been looking forward to catching up with.
In the back of the building is a shop called Cream Living, run by Grant’s mother, Sharon Perry. Sharon is an incredibly talented local artist, specializing in re-purposing furniture and one-of-a-kind finds. She also offers classes to budding creatives, her most recent course being Chalk Painting 101 in March.
Grant and Brooke look forward to continuing to get involved in the community and give back. They have promised some exciting announcements for the future of the space, which we look forward to showcasing. They also believe firmly in sourcing local. From their donuts, coffee and honey, to the table legs and merchandise, much of the décor and food is sourced from local artisans, chefs, and roasters.
We want to make this a place where people are excited to establish their life! ~ Brooke Perry, co-owner Rustbelt Coffee