The Outback Steakhouse restaurant that has operated for 22 years at the Cross Pointe retail center in Centerville shut its doors Tuesday, Oct. 30 to relocate to the extensively renovated former Sears tire center at the Dayton Mall.
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The new restaurant is scheduled to open officially next Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2560 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Miami Twp., Brian Hansen, the restaurant’s managing partner, told this news outlet this morning, Oct. 31.
The restaurant will be training staff over the next week prior to the official opening, Hansen said.
The Cross Pointe restaurant, which opened its doors in March 1996, employed 85. Hansen said earlier this fall that he expected the new restaurant to employ as many as 120. The number of tables will grow from 48 to 57, he said.
Chris Snyder, Miami Twp. community development director, told this news outlet earlier this year that the former Sears auto center project is among the most significant redevelopments announced for the mall area since a long-range plan was adopted two years ago.
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