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JUST IN: Centerville restaurant shuts its doors after 20 years

A sandwich restaurant that opened in 1998 in the Cross Pointe Center in Centerville has shut its doors for good. 

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Scott Wright, property manager for the Cross Pointe Center, confirmed to this news outlet this afternoon, March 1, that Schlotzsky’s Deli, which has one of the most visible end-cap tenant spaces in the retail center, has closed, and the space is now for rent.

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The deli and the property’s owners “didn’t reach agreement on a new lease,” which expired Wednesday, Feb. 28, Wright said. A tenant neighbor said the deli shut its doors Tuesday. Two restaurants — one a deli concept, another a primarily breakfast concept —have expressed interest in the space, Wright said.

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Messages left for a Schlotzsky’s corporate spokesperson were not immediately returned. 

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When the 100-seat deli opened in 1998, officials with the deli chain said it may be the first of as many as four Schlotzsky’s locations in the Dayton area.

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Schlotzsky’s Deli, which had been a mainstay in the Cross Pointe Shopping Center for 20 years, has shut its doors. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

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