FOOD NEWS: Iconic Dayton restaurant is now on the auction block

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FOOD NEWS: Iconic Dayton restaurant is now on the auction block

One of the Dayton area’s most well-known restaurant properties is on the auction block. 

The 8,200-square-foot restaurant and bar, on a one-acre tract at 5202 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp., housed The Barnsider restaurant for more than four decades until that iconic restaurant shut down and was sold in May 2016. Liquid Sports Club operated in the space for eight months, from November 2016 to July 2017.

Liquid Sports Club founder Greg Ingersoll purchased the property in May 2016 from Barnsider founder Mary Seto Miller and made several improvements to the parking lot and the building’s exterior prior to opening Liquid.

The former Barnsider and Liquid Sports Club restaurant and bar is on the auction block. MARK FISHER/STAFF Staff Writer

For decades, The Barnsider had been a popular gathering spot and destination for prom dinners, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and special events for decades, serving families and communities in north Dayton and in northern Montgomery County.

The property will be sold by timed internet auction, according to auctioneer ByceAUCTION LTD. The equipment and furnishings will be sold with the real estate as one complete offering. Interested parties can tour the building on Feb. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. or on Feb. 17 from noon to 1 p.m.

The former Barnsider and Liquid Sports Club restaurant and bar is on the auction block. MARK FISHER/STAFF Staff Writer

Final bidding and closing will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 26. The minimum opening bid will be $75,000. There will be a 10 percent premium added to the high bid and a required $20,000 deposit.

Equipment and furnishings include 11 flat screen televisions, a grill, three fryers, a convection oven, two pizza ovens, a double-door freezer and two single-door coolers. The high bidder will have to option to purchase the full (D5/D6) state liquor license for $20,000.

The auctioneers called the sale an “excellent opportunity to own a landmark ‘turn-key’ restaurant.”

For more information, call (877) 243-278.

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