May restaurant highlights: 4 coming soon and 4 closing

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Rivertown Chili will open Friday on South Second Street in Downtown Miamisburg.

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Rivertown Chili 

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Brian Walusis and his father John have been participating in chili cook-offs around the region for more than 30 years. The duo will open Rivertown Chili and Breakfast in Miamisburg.

Brian Walusis and his father John have been participating in chili cook-offs around the region for more than 30 years. The duo will open Rivertown Chili and Breakfast in Miamisburg.

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Brian Walusis and his father John have been participating in chili cook-offs around the region for more than 30 years. The duo will open Rivertown Chili and Breakfast in Miamisburg.

A new and independently owned chili restaurant called Rivertown Chili and Breakfast is scheduled to open Friday morning, June 1, in Miamisburg.

The new restaurant is located in downtown Miamisburg at 105 S. Second St., in what’s developing as a restaurant row of sorts, near Watermark restaurant and the Canal House Eatery, co-founder Brian Walusis said. It will be open for breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Walusis and his father John have been participating in chili cook-offs around the region for more than 30 years. “The recipes that we are using are craft chili recipes that have received awards in competitions as well as various iconic chili recipes made famous throughout different regions of the country,” Brian Walusis said.

»»READ MORE: New, locally owned restaurant called Rivertown Chili and Breakfast to open this week

Little Caesars 

A new Centerville Little Caesars will move into the space that previously housed Papa Murphy’s Pizza at 832 S. Main St. (Ohio 48). Plans call for a late-summer opening of a store that will have a drive-through and plenty of dedicated parking, according to Frank Sanchez, CEO of Apple Dough LLC, the Dayton-area franchisee for Little Caesars pizza.

The opening came about after Little Caesars pizza abruptly shut down one of its local restaurants south of Dayton last week after the shop had been in business for six years.

»»READ MORE: Little Caesars abruptly shuts down one of its Dayton-area restaurants after 6 years

Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill 

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Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill will open in a former barbecue restaurant. Image from Reid's Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page.

Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill will open in a former barbecue restaurant. Image from Reid's Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page.

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Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill will open in a former barbecue restaurant. Image from Reid's Sports Bar & Grill Facebook page.

The founder of what will soon be the Miami Valley’s newest sports bar says he wasn’t necessarily looking to open a pub.

But when a building became available around the corner from Andre Reid’s house in Lebanon, Reid’s son Dezmon urged him to take a look at it. He did, and now he’s a month or so away from opening Reid’s Sports Bar & Grill at 549 E. Main St. in Lebanon. His son will be helping with the venture, Reid said.

The space — which formerly held a barbecue restaurant — seats about 65, but after renovations and the addition of outdoor seating, it may offer seating for as many as 140, Reid said.

Explore»»READ MORE: Owner reveals plans for new Warren County sports bar

Burger King 

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Burger King will opening a new restaurant on Hoke Road in Clayton. FILE

Burger King will opening a new restaurant on Hoke Road in Clayton. FILE

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Burger King will opening a new restaurant on Hoke Road in Clayton. FILE

A Dayton-area Burger King franchisee is planning to add four more restaurants in the region over the next 12 to 18 months, starting with a new location in Clayton.

Matt Carpenter, CEO of TOMS King Services based in Palatine, Ill., said he is very bullish on the Dayton-area market.

Carpenter confirmed to this news outlet that his company has signed a lease to build a new restaurant at 7151 Hoke Road in Clayton. If all goes well with with permits and other regulatory requirements, the new restaurant will be under construction by mid-summer, and is scheduled to open before the end of the year.

»»READ MORE:  Burger King to open 4 more Dayton area locations

Closing

Little Caesars 

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Photo from Little Caesars Facebook page

Photo from Little Caesars Facebook page

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Photo from Little Caesars Facebook page

Little Caesars pizza abruptly shut down one of its local restaurants south of Dayton after the shop had been in business for six years. The closure came just days after the pizza chain’s local franchise owner opened a separate, new location on the other side of town.

The store that closed permanently was located at 718 North Heincke Road in Miamisburg, which opened in 2012. Its final day was May 22, according to Frank Sanchez, CEO of Apple Dough LLC, the Dayton-area franchisee for Little Caesars pizza.

Meanwhile, another Little Caesars opened May 15 at 1892 S. Maple Ave. in Fairborn, Sanchez said. The new restaurant is adjacent to a Family Video store at Maple and Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.

»»READ MORE: PIZZA CLOSING: Little Caesars abruptly shuts down one of its Dayton-area restaurants after 6 years

Zoup! 

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Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently. FILE

Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently. FILE

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Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently. FILE

Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants have shut down permanently, its franchise co-owner told this news outlet.

Zoup franchise owners opened their first Dayton-area restaurant adjacent to Whole Foods on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp., and opened its second location at 5235 Cornerstone North Boulevard in the Cornerstone of Centerville development in Centerville just four months ago.

Initial plans called for the franchise owners, Kevin Forrer and Brian Wood, to open two more Dayton-area locations. But Forrer said that poor sales at both locations were the primary factor in the decision to close.

»»READ MORE: Both Dayton-area Zoup! restaurants shut down abruptly

Caddy’s Tap House 

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Caddy's Tap House in Beavercreek will close on May 6, 2018. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Caddy's Tap House in Beavercreek will close on May 6, 2018. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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Caddy's Tap House in Beavercreek will close on May 6, 2018. MARK FISHER/STAFF

The Caddy’s Tap House at 2760 Towne Drive in Beavercreek will shut down, after a run of nearly 15 years, most of them as Cadillac Jacks Sports Bar & Grill.

The local franchisee for the Mexican restaurant chain “R Taco” — which opened its first location in Ohio 13 months ago on Brown Street near the University of Dayton — applied for liquor licenses to serve alcohol in the 240-seat space that houses the existing Caddy’s Tap House in Beavercreek.

A Fairborn location of Cadillac Jacks at 1156 Kauffman Ave. remains open. That restaurant re-branded briefly as Hangar 18 Drinking Joint & Hangout, but later returned to its Cadillac Jacks theme.

»»READ MORE: Caddy's Tap House to shut down its Beavercreek location

Paradise Key Café 

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Paradise Keys Cafe South half a slab of ribs dinner.

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Paradise Keys Cafe South  half a slab of ribs  dinner.

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Paradise Keys Cafe South half a slab of ribs dinner.

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A Dayton restaurant celebrated for its chicken wings has closed one of its two Dayton locations.

Paradise Key Cafe, 1060 Patterson Road in the Breitenstrater Plaza, has closed permanently.

Jennifer Lynn Jones, the restaurant’s chief executive officer, said that the restaurant opened in December 2016 and would close due to under performance.

The owners of the original Paradise Key Cafe located at 3243 Needmore Road in Dayton began transforming the Patterson Road location into Paradise Key Cafe South from Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers in late 2016.

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