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In 2006, when he was operating La Pergola, Demnika’s pizza was judged by the Dayton Daily News’ LeadBelly Boys to be the best in the Dayton area. Demnika went on to open Palermo’s on South Dixie Drive in Kettering in January 2008. He operated Palermo’s until selling it in November 2017. The restaurant is still open and operating under different ownership.
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The former La Pergola space now houses an Arepas Colombian Comfort Food restaurant, and the former Toscani’s-Arthur’s space on Bigger Road now houses Sea Jax Tavern.
RELATED: Final closing date set for Ollie's Place restaurant and retail store (April 2019)
Ollie’s Place, launched by Belmont Party Supply founder and owner Mike Schwartz, operated as a restaurant, whiskey-and-beer bar, and beer-and-wine retail store at 518 and 520 Miamisburg-Centerville Road from 2015 to 2019. It shut down eight months ago.