The Pink Lady

Jolly’s to go under new ownership

Company has been part of Tiffin community for 74 years

Jolly’s previous owner Diane Hassinger poses for a picture with new co-owners, Amber and Dave Spridgeon.

TIFFIN, OHIO – Nov. 4, 2021 – Today, a Tiffin tradition is coming under new ownership. Dave Spridgeon, owner of The Renaissance of Tiffin and Barrel 51, has announced that he has purchased Jolly’s, which is celebrating 74 years of business.

Co-owners Dave and Amber Spridgeon have been working with previous owner Diane Hassinger for a while to finalize the sale of the business that has been with her family for three generations. Dave Spridgeon said he has no plans to make any changes to the menu, which will continue to feature Jolly’s family recipe ketchup, sloppy joes, chicken, chili, pulled pork and root beer. They hope to add donuts in January.

Hassinger’s grandparents, Roy and Vivian Jolivette, opened Jolly’s in 1947 as an A&W Root Beer stand. Known for its root beer and Coney dogs, the drive-in was a staple on West Market Street for more than 70 years. In 1980, Diane took over from her parents, Gene and Colett, who had succeeded her grandparents. In 2017, Diane had moved into the historic Laird Building in Downtown Tiffin, after having been selling Jolly’s staples out of a food truck following the sale of the original property.

Hassinger is looking forward to retirement and spending time with her grandkids. “I want to thank the community for supporting my family for 74 years by coming to Jolly’s. I’m proud that we were able realize my dream to make our food available year-round and offer indoor dining,” she said. “I believe that Dave will continue to honor the Jolly’s tradition.”

In addition to the Renaissance, Dave Spridgeon introduced the Renaissance on Wheels and the Pink Lady food truck in 2020. The Renaissance and Barrel 51, which opened its doors in 2017, recently was named the Heritage Ohio 2021 Main Street Business of the Year.

Dave Spridgeon is excited about the opportunity to keep Jolly’s in Tiffin, and hopes to eventually add some of the Jolly’s sandwiches to the offerings at his other businesses. “The Tiffin community has been so welcoming since I opened my business in 2017, and I’m excited to now be part of the history of Jolly’s. I’m not only looking forward to continuing the legacy of the Diane’s family, but to make new memories with Jolly’s for years to come.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “Congratulations to Amber and Dave Spridgeon on yet another positive announcement for their businesses and continued investment in Tiffin. It is exciting to see a long-time Tiffin staple being preserved for future generations to enjoy. I also want to wish Diane Hassinger a happy and well-deserved retirement.”

Jolly’s is located at 66 E. Market St., Tiffin. For more information, visit www.jollysdrivein.com or find them on Facebook. Jolly’s is a member of the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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.

WSO, Pink Lady host South Washington Project

Event to feature Paul Grover of No Eileen

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 18, 2020 – Washington Street Outfitters and The Pink Lady are hosting South Washington Project, an evening of music, food, and fun in City Lot #5 in Downtown Tiffin, located next to WSO, 186 S. Washington St., from 5-8 p.m. June 28.

The event is to include live 80’s music with Paul Grover of No Eileen, a corn hole tournament, tie-dye tent with WSO and food from The Pink Lady and other food trucks. The corn hole tournament has a $20 buy in, winner takes all, and participants must bring their own boards and equipment. Participants for the tie-dye tent are asked to bring their own cotton white T-shirts.

Participants are asked to follow social distancing recommendations at all times and facial coverings are encouraged but not mandatory.

Businesses or vendors interested in joining in may contact Washington Street Outfitters at (419) 619-5671 or email washingtonstreetoutfitters@gmail.com, and for more information, find the event on Facebook by searching for “South Washington Project: Music, Food, & Fun!

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.

Renaissance of Tiffin going mobile with party bus

14-passenger bus available for parties, showers, game days

TIFFIN, OHIO – March 11, 2020 – Looking to take the unique experience of the Renaissance of Tiffin outside of Downtown Tiffin, Owner Dave Spridgeon has purchased a 14-passenger party bus. The bus is available for any private event, such as weddings, bridal showers, bachelor parties, birthday parties, game day trips, winery tours and even hotel transportation.

The Renaissance of Tiffin on Wheels has the same appearance inside as the interior of The Renaissance of Tiffin, located at 129 S. Washington St. All seats recline, there is a big screen TV and a Jensen stereo system as well as special lighting.

“This was an opportunity for me to expand my business and provide a service for the people of Tiffin and Seneca County,” Spridgeon said. “I think this is a great addition to the Renaissance’s current offerings.”

In February, Spridgeon announced that The Renaissance would be adding “The Pink Lady,” a pink food truck that on the weekends is to be parked at or near The Renaissance of Tiffin.

The cost is $150/hour with a non-refundable $100 deposit, and the bus is to travel as far as Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland. For reservations, call (419) 722-3394, email at tiffinrenaissancedave@gmail.com or find The Renaissance of Tiffin on Wheels on Facebook.

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.

Renaissance adds food truck to its business

The Pink Lady to be open on weekends

TIFFIN, OHIO – February 20, 2020 – The Renaissance of Tiffin has announced that it will be adding a second business venture for Historic Downtown Tiffin. Owner Dave Spridgeon recently purchased a food truck, fondly named “The Pink Lady.” The pink GMC truck will be found on the weekends at or near The Renaissance of Tiffin as a supplement to the business.

“Tiffin and Seneca County have been great to The Renaissance and I wish to continue bringing unique experiences to our community. As the Historic Downtown continues to grow, we as business owners must do the same,” Spridgeon said

The Pink Lady will allow guests the ability to purchase food and take it into the bar. As spring and summer unfold, the desire is to have the truck at local events, near the East Green Concert Series, The Downtown Farmers Markets and for other businesses that would like the truck to be in their lot. The truck is equipped with two fryers, a flat top grill, soup and chili holding, bun warmers and commercial crock pots. The truck also can be requested for private parties, bridal and groom showers or other events. The menu is to be revealed soon.

The Renaissance of Tiffin opened in 2017. It invokes the feel of the Roarin’ 20s, with its copper bar tops, high-top tables, 1920s-style furniture, couches and Persian rugs. The theme is carried through to the staff members, who dress in period clothes and play 1920s jazz while patrons sip on bourbon, whisky, beer and wine.

For more information or to inquire about parties, contact Spridgeon at tiffinrenaissancedave@gmail.com or (419) 722-3394.

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.