5 local things to know Thursday

The owner of restaurant chains Fox & Hound and Champps filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.
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The owner of restaurant chains Fox & Hound and Champps filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday.

This is not the first time that the Dallas-based Last Call Guarantor, that operates 48 Fox & Hound locations and 23 Champs, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has not said what the bankruptcy means for the two Fox & Hound locations in the Dayton area.

2. Paid parking coming to the Oregon District

Two parking lots in the Oregon District, which are currently used free of charge, will soon have visitors pay to park. Metered parking lot systems will be set up for the parking lot behind Ned Peppers and the area on Fifth Street, which is primarily used by Environmental Protection Agency employees.

3. Dayton area’s healthiest cities

This year’s list of the healthiest cities has been released with Springboro and Yellow Springs making it into the top 20 cities in Ohio. This list examined personal health, like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity rate and more.

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Smoking cigarette

An unidentified man smokes a cigarette in the street (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

4. Downtown housing project gets approval

Charles Simms Development’s roughly $4.2 million project received votes of support on Tuesday from Dayton Plan Board members. “It’s terrific … I am just so pleased to see this,” said David Bohardt, board member.

5. Local BBQ named among ‘Best in America’

Company 7 BBQ has been named as one of publication’s “Best of the Best Barbecue Restaurants in America” by The National Barbecue News. This is the sixth year in a row that this restaurant has made the publication’s list.

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BBQ restaurant

The bar at Company 7 BBQ in Englewood features an antique fire truck. Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen