Belmont Party Supply to open 2nd store in Washington Twp.

Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, which has championed craft beer appreciation in the Dayton area since the late 1980s, will open a second, much larger location in Washington Twp. later this year, owner Mike Schwartz said Monday.

The new 8,000-square-foot beer and wine shop will be called Ollie’s Place, and it will be located at 518-520 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, next to the former Krispin’s store that will soon by occupied by Hauer Music. If all goes well with permits and renovations, the shop could open as early as June, Schwartz said.

“We’re out of room to grow here,” Schwartz said of the Dayton location, which will remain open. “We’ve been looking for the last two-and-a-half years to put a great beer and wine and home-brew supply store that has a place to taste our products.”

Ollie’s Place will sell beer, wine, cigars, home-brewing supplies and home-winemaking supplies, Schwartz said. It will incorporate a lounge in which as many as 150 customers can drink beer, wine or whiskey. The lounge also will host tastings and special events that will feature representatives from breweries, wineries and distilleries. Schwartz, who leads a monthly craft-beer tasting at the Trolley Stop, will lead some of the tastings.

The Washington Twp. shop will not sell liquor by the bottle, Schwartz said. An Arrow Wine & Spirits store, on Lyons Road near Miamisburg-Centerville Road, sells liquor.

The current Belmont Party Supply shop at 2621 S. Smithville Road is attempting to obtain the license required to allow it to host tastings and offer craft beers on tap for retail sales in sealed containers, Schwartz said. The Dayton store does sell liquor as well as beer and wine, and its adjacent Brewtensils sells home-brewing and home-winemaking equipment.

Schwartz said he has submitted a letter of intent to the Washington Twp. building’s owners and is preparing to apply for a license from the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control.

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