Dr. Mike Ervin, who owns the 7,200-square-foot building, said the new restaurant “is exciting news for the Oregon District, downtown and the Dayton community.” Ervin said he signed a five-year lease with the restaurant’s owners. “There was a lot of interest in that site,” Ervin said of the former Sidebar and Pacchia restaurant space.
Michael Martin, president of the Oregon District Business Association, said Salar’s opening will boost all of the retail businesses on and around East Fifth Street.
“It’s important to fill a space of that size — it will put feet on the street,” Martin said. Blondet’s Sidebar menu was a hit with diners, “and it’s good to have her back,” he said.
Salar will provide on- and off-site catering, and carry-out dining will be available to lunch and dinner customers as well, the restaurant’s owners said.
The restaurant will be open for lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner Monday through Saturday.