Top 5 local business stories to know this week

With open enrollment set to begin Saturday, Medicare experts are encouraging those eligible to review their health and prescription drug plan options in light of some big changes coming in 2017.

2. Area stores buck trend to open on Thanksgiving Day

Big retailers with a presence in Southwest Ohio have announced they won’t open their doors on Thanksgiving Day, bucking the recent and widespread trend to open as early as possible for holiday shopping.

3. New — and potentially very large — pub in the works in Riverside

New signage for the “Riverside Bar & Grill” has been installed at the former sports bar building at 4317 Linden Ave., and Robert Murray, economic development director for the city of Riverside, said he has learned a lease has been signed for the space.

4. Iconic Dayton church could be turned into student housing

The pending sale of South Park United Methodist Church has some neighbors worried that the iconic structure could be redeveloped into student apartments or other “undesirable” high-density uses.

5. High demand for truck drivers leads to new CDL training in Dayton

The demand for commercial drivers to haul goods from the growing logistics center in the region has led to a partnership that will bring additional truck driving training to the Dayton area.

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