Another piece of the puzzle comprising redevelopment of Springboro’s city center is falling into place.
On Friday, the Buehler family was working on the interior of Heroes Pizza House, in the building behind the new Springboro Performing Arts Center in the Wright Station development.
“We would like to be open by Christmas in Springboro,” said Melissa Curry Buehler.
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The restaurant opening is contingent on a series of permits, including a a full liquor license and health inspection, Buehler added.
The restaurant, in the the former Campioni’s space at 92 Edgebrook Dr., sits along one of the new roads leading into Wright Station, part of a 62-acre area the city plans to redevelop at Ohio 73 and Ohio 741, Central Avenue and Main Street in Springboro.
The site is behind the Springboro Performing Arts Center, which opened last month as the first building completed in the planned redevelopment.
The performing arts center is expected to anchor Wright Station, a six-acre redevelopment of the former Springboro IGA Plaza, once the social center of the community. Dayton-based Warped Wing Brewing is expected to open a restaurant, pilot brewing area, taproom and distribution across from the arts center.
Campioni’s Pizza, which made national headlines in 2016 for a marquee sign slamming then-presidential-candidate Hilary Clinton, shut its doors in 2017. Because the business closed more than a year ago, Buehler said the health department was requiring more extensive preparations.
The Buehlers live in Springboro. She was raised here, he in Beavercreek.
Michael Buehler said the restaurant would feature the pizza dough, subs and steak sandwiches served at Ron’s Pizza in Miamisburg.
“We’ll have our own wings and salads,” he said.
Heroes is the Buehlers’ first restaurant, but both said they have extensive restaurant-business experience.
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