A liquor-license application does not always lead to the opening of a new establishment. It is often done early in the exploratory stages of a new business, which must overcome many other obstacles from financing to zoning and construction issues before opening its doors. But such an application indicates at least an interest in retail space that has been shuttered for more than two years.
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The area around the former Tink’s has seen setbacks in recent years, and is about to lose the Elder-Beerman store in the Kettering Towne Center across the street, because of that department store chain’s bankruptcy. But recent successes include Archer’s Tavern, which moved into a former chain steakhouse that had closed in a Kettering Towne Center outlot, and nearby Rapid Fired Pizza, which brought a shuttered former Krispy Kreme doughnut shop back to life.
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