Doubleday’s opens Springboro restaurant location today

Doubleday’s Grill & Tavern will open its second location today in Springboro at the Marketplace at Settler’s Walk retail center.

The popular restaurant has held several soft openings to train staff at its new 250-seat location at 776 N. Main S. (Ohio 741), next to Dorothy Lane Market.

Owners said the new restaurant will employ 80 to 100. The restaurant will not have carryout the first week as employees train, the restaurant said on its website.

Doubleday’s will fill the space that formerly housed the El Pueblo and Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers & Beers restaurant that shut down in early August 2015 after five years. It also formerly housed Encore restaurant.

The new Doubleday’s had been in the works earlier this year, but a leasing dispute temporarily scuttled the deal. The dispute resulted in Doubleday’s parent corporation filing a lawsuit in Warren County Common Pleas Court against the owner of the Springboro building, Springboro physician Dr. George Kaiser. The lawsuit was filed July 17, before El Pueblo closed.

The location on Ohio 741 in front of Dorothy Lane Market’s Springboro store offers great visibility, owner Jon Thomas told the Dayton Daily News.

“It’s close to Austin Landing, which will be good for exposure, but it’s also easy to reach, and it has a neighborhood feel — it feels like a Mom-and-Pop location,” he said.

The new restaurant’s menu will include the soups, sandwich and pizza favorites from the Cross Pointe location, with some specials that will be distinct to Springboro, Thomas said.

Thomas’ aunts and uncle operate the Golden Nugget Pancake House on South Dixie Drive and West Dorothy Lane in Kettering.