Tour Locations | Unholy Toledo Tour: Gambling and Gangsters in the Glass City
The Villa | 6630 S Dixie Hwy, Erie, MI
Take a right just ahead and pull into the parking lot of Angelo's Northwood Villa.
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Opened by Jimmy Hayes, the Villa was considered an exclusive gambling house for the wealthy, as well as a very popular restaurant. Located on the infamous Dixie Highway, or ‘Avenue of Booze’, the Villa offered fine dining and dancing for its moneyed patrons and gambling on the second floor for high rollers. Slot machines lined the foyer.
Said to be the place where Firetop Sulkin first introduced Licavoli to Toledo, this site played a very important role in the Unholy Toledo story.
Time to head south back to Toledo.
When you're ready, turn left onto Dixie Highway and continue south on Detroit.