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I noticed a week ago that a new Frisch's is about to open on Wilmington Pike next to the LaRosa's near Dorothy Lane.  I haven't seen anything about it in the Biz or DDN.  I'm glad they are coming back to the area.  They closed the one on Woodman over a year ago.  I wonder if the building needed a bunch of upgrades and they decided to just build a new one rather than fix up the old site.

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^ As I recall for a little while before really closing that Frisch's on Woodman turned into something that was pretty the same restaurant but with a different name, whatever that's worth.

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Coco's owners to open second Dayton eatery

 

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http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/05/21/story7.html?b=1179720000^1463173

 

The owners of Coco's Bistro in the Oregon District will open a second restaurant down the street.

 

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Breaking the Chain

 

Local restaurants: 'stay independent, stay local'

 

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http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/05/21/story4.html?b=1179720000^1463960

 

A band of local, independently-owned eateries is set to battle the national chains for the area's taste buds and wallets.

 

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Eateries contend with smoking ban

 

Ohio received 3,800 complaints since May

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/05/28/story4.html?b=1180324800^1467204

 

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Terry Riber can tell the difference.

 

His clothes no longer smell of smoke. The air is clearer. And business, knock on wood, isn't down.

 

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Restaurant sets opening date

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/05/28/daily11.html?b=1180324800^1469550

 

A Frisch's Big Boy is set to open June 4 in Kettering, employing between 75 and 80 people, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

 

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Cub Foods closing local store

 

Cub Foods is closing its Huber Heights store on Troy Pike near the Interstate 70 interchange.

 

The store's last day of operations will be Sunday, June 24, said an employee who answered the phone at the Huber Heights store.

 

For more, click the link:

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/06/18/daily16.html?b=1182139200^1479770


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Couldn't get the whole article, but whatever...

 

Oregon District staple set for tune-up

 

Pacchia to reduce live music, focus on food

 

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http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/06/25/smallb1.html

 

Veteran Oregon District restaurant Pacchia is turning down the music and cranking up the spices.

 

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Downtown eatery to close

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/06/25/daily9.html?jst=b_ln_hl

 

Downtown Dayton bar and restaurant Limbo's is closing to make room for a right of way for CareSource Management Group's parking garage.

 

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From the 7/3/07 Dayton Business Journal:

 

 

Chick-fil-A to open in downtown Dayton

Dayton Business Journal - 4:27 PM EDT Tuesday, July 3, 2007

 

Chick-fil-A, the chicken-themed fast food restaurant chain, will open a restaurant in one of downtown Dayton's largest buildings.

 

For more, click the link:

E-mail kmaurer@bizjournals.com. Call 528-4427.

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/02/daily12.html?from_rss=1

 

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From the Dayton Daily News website.

 

I just hope that if they do re-open somewhere else, it will still be IN the city......

 

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Dominic's restaurant closes, could reopen elsewhere

 

By Mark Fisher

 

Staff Writer

 

Friday, July 06, 2007

 

DAYTON — Dominic's Italian and American Restaurant has closed for repairs, and the restaurant's owner said she may reopen in a different location.

 

For more, click the link:

 

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2258 or mfisher@DaytonDailyNews.com.

 

 

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^ Rumor has it that Miami Valley Hospital may be interested in the property (knowing them, probably for a parking lot :roll: ... i.e. those historic homes they tore down on Warren St. a few years ago for a surface lot).  Have no idea if that rumor is true though.  I've only eaten at Dominic's in the last few years, but from what people have told me the quality and service have gone down hill considerably in the past few years since the kids took over the restaurant.  All that being said, my experiences there have been good and agree with your hopes, DowntownDYT, that they reopen and remain in the city. 

 

With Dominic's closed, other than the Grub Steak, are there really any "Dayton institutions" left for family dining within the city? 

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OMG This is news to me.  We have been eating at Dominics fro over 20 years.  When we first at there, they were always consistently good.  Now, its hit or miss.  Some nights it is outstanding.  Others is ok. 

 

Regardless, lots of good family and friend memories at that location.  I'd hate to see them move.  But I'd rather have Dominics in a new location than a no Dominics at all.

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New restaurant to bring 150 jobs to Springfield

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/02/daily14.html?surround=lfn

 

Springfield is experiencing a business boom near Bechtle Avenue and U.S. Route 40, highlighted by a new Olive Garden restaurant set to open by mid-November.

 

For more, click the link:

E-mail klaki@bizjournals.com. Call 528-4428.


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El Toro owners cooking up growth

 

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http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/16/story1.html?b=1184558400^1489925

 

A local Mexican restaurant is charging forward on several new locations this year.

 

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Miller Lane development lands tenants

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/16/story3.html?b=1184558400^1489934

 

There's no slowdown in sight for new development on Miller Lane in Butler Township.

 

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Restaurant Week set for late July

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/16/daily9.html?surround=lfn

 

The time of year is approaching when Daytonians can be gluttonous for a cause.

 

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New Italian restaurant planned for Centerville

 

By Mark Fisher

Staff Writer

Thursday, July 19, 2007

 

CENTERVILLE — A chef whose resumé includes positions at l'Auberge, Pacchia and Country Club of the North intends to open an Italian restaurant with his wife Jenifer in September in the building that housed Eclipse.

 

For more, click the link

 

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2258 or mfisher@DaytonDailyNews.com.

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2007/07/19/ddn071907newrestaurantweb.html

 

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And more on that story...

 

Local chef to open restaurant

 

A former chef of local restaurants L'Auberge and Pacchia is opening an Italian restaurant in Centerville.

 

Chef Keith Taylor and his wife Jenifer will open the doors in September to their new restaurant Savona, in the former Eclipse restaurant building on Main Street.

 

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For more, click the link

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/23/story4.html?b=1185163200^1492944


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Dewey's to roll out second area eatery

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/30/story2.html?b=1185768000^1496921

 

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Cincinnati-based Dewey's Pizza is planning to open a new restaurant in Kettering, the second Dewey's location for the Dayton area. Two to three more local restaurants may follow in the coming years.

 

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And the winner is ... Donatos for best pizza in town

 

(oy vey, I love Donatos and all but the best?  Hardly)

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/30/tidbits1.html

 

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The nice thing about pizza is that no one really has a pizza they loathe. Hey, pizza is pizza and fans tend to love all of it, but often debate which one is the best.

 

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Hooters closes area restaurant

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/07/30/daily14.html?surround=lfn

 

Hooters sports bar and restaurant has closed its location on state Route 725 in Centerville.

 

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Dayton, known for few things more important than its thin-crust, square cut pizza, has plenty of strong contenders. Beyond local favorites Marion's and Cassano's, the area has become something of a pizza battleground with Cincinnati-based LaRosa's and Columbus-based Donatos jockeying for the hearts and stomachs of Dayton pizza eaters.

 

Umm, not real sure if it is accurate to compare Donatos to LaRosas.

 

Donatos = $175 million annual sales (2006)...not counting all their franchises

 

Larosas = $110 million annual sales (2004)...no franchises to my knowledge

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Hooter's closed because of lack of business.  With Fricker's closer to I-675 and the Dayton Mall I can see why they didn't stay open.  Now, I like BW3 better than Fricker's and your not really supposed to care how the food is at Hooter's but the last time I was there the wings were so small 10 of them looked like toothpicks on those wooden plates.  Also, the "talent" was lacking as well and that's what makes Hooter's.  With the sports bar craze that is going on now they just didn't keep up with technology.  They needed more HD TV's and had more special events to keep customers coming back.

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I'm wondering if that 725 strip has peaked.  Back in the late 80s and 90s that was sort of a hot area with places to go drinking and dancing and bar hopping.  One of the first brewpubs (or place that brewed their own...I think it was more "restaurant with beer") was there, at that Hooters location.  They had their "725 Lager". 

 

After they closed Hooters took the location. Now Hooters is gone.

 

Maybe that scene is contracting more toward the I-675/Yankee/725 interchange as you noted.

 

 

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Bullwinkle's to trot into Middletown

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/08/06/story4.html?b=1186372800^1499977

 

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The new owners of a 27-year-old bar and restaurant in downtown Miamisburg are opening a second location in Middletown and have plans for three more.

 

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Cincy wing restaurant heads to area

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/08/06/story3.html?b=1186372800^1500395

 

At least three Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurants will descend on the Dayton area in the next 18 months, serving up competition to wing and beer joints like Buffalo Wild Wings, Fricker's and Hooters.

 

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Restaurant week draws record turnout

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/08/13/daily32.html?surround=lfn

 

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association's Summer Restaurant Week produced record turnouts this year with more restaurants and more people participating.

 

For more, click the link

E-mail kmaurer@bizjournals.com. Call 528-4427.


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Milano's sets sight on third local eatery

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/08/20/story3.html?b=1187582400^1507166

 

After maintaining just one location for more than 35 years, Milano's Atlantic City Submarines has flipped the switch to growth mode.

 

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Sports bar beefing up local presence

 

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http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/08/27/story2.html?b=1188187200^1510517

 

Nationwide family sports bar Beef O'Brady's will open its largest restaurant in Beavercreek this fall.

 

For more, click the link


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That's one ugly storefront . . .

 

Bullwinkle's coming to town

Middletown bistro will occupy the former El Rancho Grande site at the Interstate 75 and Ohio 122 exchange.

 

By Meagan Engle

 

Thursday, September 06, 2007

 

MIDDLETOWN — The owners of Bullwinkle's Top Hat Bistro are sure business at their new location won't be rocky.

 

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Contact this reporter at (513) 705-2551 or mengle@coxohio.com.

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Restaurant event just short of another record year

 

The 2007 "Taste" takes place tomorrow, three restaurants shy of its options last year.

 

Presented by the Kettering-Moraine-Oakwood Chamber of Commerce, the annual food festival is expecting to host 32 local restaurants. Last year, a record 35 restaurants attended and in June "Taste" organizers expected to tie or surpass that record this year.

 

For more, click the link

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/09/03/daily13.html?surround=lfn


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Downtown staple cooks up growth

BY TRACY KERSHAW-STALEY | DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

August 31, 2007

 

DOWNTOWN - Swisher's Cafe and Catering bustles with the lunchtime rush, and George Swisher is center stage: ringing up customers, dropping utensils onto trays, greeting people in line by name.

 

For more, click the link

Contact: George and Kathy Swisher

Address: 6 N. Main St. Dayton 45402

Phone: 226-9050

Web: www.swishers.com

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Jay's catches votes as top fine dining restaurant

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/09/24/tidbits1.html

 

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Despite the onslaught of chain restaurants into the area, few categorize themselves as fine dining. The majority of fine dining -- or upscale -- restaurants are well established locally-owned places. Restaurants such as L'Auberge in Kettering, The Winds in Yellow Springs and the Oregon District's Pacchia have loyal followings and provide that extra notch of service and offerings that most restaurants lack.

 

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Pizza operator rolls into Toledo market

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/09/24/story8.html?b=1190606400^1522851

 

The man who took a big bite out of the Dayton pizza market with his Papa John's restaurants is poised to take on Toledo.

 

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China Cottage takes prize with best Chinese food

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/10/01/tidbits1.html

 

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Chinese restaurants have a long history in the Dayton area. Recently, there has been a spike in their numbers, especially among Chinese buffets. But for purists, the buffet restaurants don't do justice to Chinese food. As such, when we attempted to determine who had the best Chinese food, we sought out the more traditional players.

 

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Which Royal Wok, Springboro or Huber Heights?

 

They say there's a recent spike, but very recently they've closed Happy Palace at Linden and Woodman,  China House at Dorothy and County Line and New Peking at N Dixie just south of Needmore. Very disappointing.

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J.D. Legends to roll into Lebanon

 

http://dayton.bizjournals.com/dayton/stories/2007/10/08/story1.html?b=1191816000^1530078

 

J.D. Legends and Strike Zone Lanes, an entertainment complex featuring a sit-down restaurant, bowling alley, and an outdoor music venue, will roll into Lebanon next summer.

 

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