Palermo’s up for sale
Palermo’s Restaurant in Kettering and its sister restaurant in West Chester are for sale.
Palermo’s owner Mefail “Meef” Demnika is looking to branch out into other business ventures — although he may decide to retain ownership of one of the two restaurants, Demnika said in a release.
Demnika said the Kettering restaurant at 2667 S. Dixie Drive is the more likely candidate to remain open as Palermo’s. The Butler County location is at 6096 West Chester Road.
Demnika has owned or operated Italian restaurants in the Dayton area for more than 15 years, starting with La Pergola on East Dorothy Lane in Kettering, which now houses an Arepas Colombian Comfort Food restaurant. He also owned Toscani’s (later Arthur’s) on Bigger Road in Kettering, which now houses Seajax Tavern. MARK FISHER
New California flight offered
Frontier Airlines has added another low-cost flight destination to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport.
The low-cost carrier launched nonstop service to San Jose, California — bringing the total destination served from CVG to 20, the airline announced. The new route will be served with Airbus A320 aircraft.
The low-cost carrier also added new to service to Austin, Jacksonville, Miami, San Antonio and Raleigh from Cincinnati earlier this summer. The airline will offer fares as low as $39 on flyfrontier.com. Tickets are already on sale for Miami, Austin and Raleigh. Tickets to Jacksonville will go on sale soon, and flights start in spring 2018.
Cincinnati’s airport also announced earlier this summer that WOW air will add services — bringing discount, international flights to travelers in Southwest Ohio. Service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky will be available four days a week, the airport announced on Wednesday morning. Flights to Keflavik International Airport are available from $99 one-way including taxes. Fares to WOW air’s additional locations from Cincinnati, such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and more, start at $149. KARA DRISCOLL
Home sales dip in Dayton area
Sales of single-family homes and condominium units dipped slightly in the Dayton region last month, according to a new report from the Dayton Area Board of Realtors.
The number of homes sold in the Miami Valley dipped less than one percent — just twelve units — from 2016 posted figures, the board reported. However, prices continued to rise in the Dayton region.
August’s average sales price totaled $162,235, a jump of almost 11 percent from the previous August. Likewise, the median price saw just an increase to $139,200, up more than 11 percent from last year.
The 1,606 sales for August produced a cumulative sales volume of over $260.5 million, a jump of over ten percent from last year. KARA DRISCOLL