Jimmy John's is gearing up to open this new sandwich shop in the Biltmore Towers in downtown Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Jimmy John’s gearing up to open new store in downtown Dayton

Restaurant in the Biltmore Towers will serve as carryout and delivery option for residents, workers

Jimmy John's is gearing up to open a new sandwich shop in downtown Dayton.

The shop at 216 N. Main St. in the Biltmore Towers will focus primarily on carry-out and delivery, but will have seating for seven, according to Jeff Wagoner, the store’s franchise owner-operator.

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“We are about two or three weeks from completing construction,” Wagoner told this news outlet today, Jan. 2. “We are looking to open in early February.”

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The store will hire a projected 30 to 40 people to work in the shop and to deliver orders via car and bicycle, Wagoner said.

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The expansion of downtown Dayton’s daytime office population and its residential population, along with development in and around RiverScape, made the Biltmore Towers location attractive, the franchisee said.

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Wagoner owned and operated the Jimmy John’s restaurant on Brown Street near the University of Dayton before selling it in 2016 to another local Jimmy John’s franchisee. 

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“We are currently looking at other opportunities for expansion,” he said.