Restaurant owner honored

12/8/2013
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CTY ezekiel08p Ezekiel Villa, 80, center, is greeted by friends, family and community members as he arrives for the official unveiling of signage declaring the intersection of South Avenue and Spencer Street to be Ezekiel Villa Corner Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the intersection in South Toledo. Villa, the owner of the South Toledo El Tipico Restaurant, was honored at a Nov. 26, 2013, city council meeting for "service to the community" and 45 years' operation of his restaurant. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

CTY ezekiel08p Ezekiel Villa, 80, center, is greeted by friends, family and community members as he arrives for the official unveiling of signage declaring the intersection of South Avenue and Spencer Street to be Ezekiel Villa Corner Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the intersection in South Toledo. Villa, the owner of the South Toledo El Tipico Restaurant, was honored at a Nov. 26, 2013, city council meeting for
CTY ezekiel08p Ezekiel Villa, 80, center, is greeted by friends, family and community members as he arrives for the official unveiling of signage declaring the intersection of South Avenue and Spencer Street to be Ezekiel Villa Corner Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at the intersection in South Toledo. Villa, the owner of the South Toledo El Tipico Restaurant, was honored at a Nov. 26, 2013, city council meeting for "service to the community" and 45 years' operation of his restaurant. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

Ezekiel Villa, 80, center, is greeted by friends, family, and community members as he arrives for the official unveiling of signage declaring the intersection of South Avenue and Spencer Street to be Ezekiel Villa Corner. Prior to Saturday’s event, Mr. Villa, the owner of El Tipico Restaurant in South Toledo, was honored at a Nov. 26 Toledo City Council meeting for service to the community and for operating his restaurant for 45 years.