Downtown Tiffin business gets makeover

Uncle Mike’s becomes Big Mike’s, partners with MST

TIFFIN, OHIO – Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 –  The new owners of Uncle Mike’s Dairy Bar, Danny & Katie Perry, who purchased the business and building in 2021, announced that the food establishment will be changing its name to Big Mike’s, in honor of Danny’s father, get a new exterior, offer new menu items, and become the new launching point of the Tiffin Pedal Company.

Perry purchased the building at 274 S. Washington on June 15, 2021, for $165,000. He intends to make further investments in 2022, including façade renovations and is proposing to insulate and resurface the exterior of the building. Additionally, Big Mike’s is to add burgers and chicken chunks to the menu, featuring sauces under the MST Sauce Co. name, and will be limiting the ice cream offerings to focus on the favorites. Perry also owns the Tiffin Pedal Company, a popular local 14-seat party bike business that both rents the bike and provides tours. Perry said, “We are excited about this new endeavor, and we want to enhance the Uncle Mike’s tradition of offering great food and a great experience in downtown Tiffin.”

Chris Chase, Owner of MST Sauce and MST Pub, applauded the announcement, saying, “We are happy to partner with Danny and his exciting new venture. It’s a great example of local business owners working together in Downtown Tiffin.” Chase started selling his Creamy Garlic Parm, Hot Garlic Parm, and Griffs sauces and signature Dry Rub in 2021 online and at area retailers like Simply Susan’s, Molyets, and Heritage IGA.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz agreed: “We truly are a life connected here in Tiffin, and the collaboration of our business owners is second to none. It’s a key reason for our success and the revitalization taking place downtown.”

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

About the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

Started in 1983 as the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC), the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.tiffinseneca.org.

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