There are signs of life at the former Green Lantern bar in Riverside.
Photo: Mark Fisher
Photo: Mark Fisher

JUST IN: New pizza place called ‘Riverside Hideaway’ in the works at landmark former bar

There are some encouraging and tantalizing signs of life at a landmark former Riverside bar on Old Troy Pike, which could soon morph into the “Riverside Hideaway.”

A corporate entity entitled Old Dayton Pizza LLC applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control yesterday, Oct. 31, for a full liquor license to operate a “pizza and sports bar” at 3490 Old Troy Pike, according to online records from the liquor control division and the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. That space most recently housed the Green Lantern bar, a local watering hole for many years north of the Dayton city limits.

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Less than a month ago, the Old North Dayton family members who created and incorporated Old Dayton Pizza LLC in May also registered the business name “Riverside Hideaway” with the state for potential use at their new business venture. 

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From all appearances, the Riverside Hideaway is very early in its developmental stages. Not every liquor-license application or new-business incorporation results in a new business actually opening to the public. New bars and restaurants must overcome several complex regulatory and financial hurdles that can derail a project before the new business opens its doors.

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Still, the interest expressed in a former bar in a building that records suggest is more than a century old is positive economic-development news and could help revitalize the surrounding area.

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We are working to learn more information about the Riverside Hideaway and will update this story with any new information. 

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