New BBQ restaurant to open this week in Washington Twp.

WASHINGTON TWP., Montgomery County — A new and independently owned barbecue restaurant called Charleston BBQ will open to the public on a limited basis starting Thursday at 671 Lyons Road, its owner, Rodney Anderson of Washington Twp., said this morning, April 30.

The location is just off Miamisburg-Centerville Road in the Washington Park Plaza, in the space that previously housed Harrigan’s South and before that the Fox & Hound sports bar. Anderson said he has signed a 10-year lease on about 10,000 square feet.

Charleston BBQ will seat 140 and will open with 30 employees, Anderson said. This week’s opening is designed to be a “soft opening” that will help train the staff, and not all areas of the restaurant will be available for seating, the restaurant owner said.

The barbecue offerings include ribs, pulled pork, pulled chicken and brisket, and the restaurant will also offer prime rib, catfish, tilapia, shrimp and other entrees, Anderson said.

Anderson is a former Dayton-area resident who has operated restaurants in the Carolinas in recent years. He is planning a grand opening in about 45 days.

Charleston BBQ’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call (937) 432-9576.

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