Restaurant news: 3 new, 11 coming soon, 1 closed



The coffee shop has opened its newest shop on North Main Street just south of I-70 in Englewood. 

This new Starbucks opened in Englewood late last week. Photo by Nicole Erickson
Photo: Staff Writer

Liu Garden 

Located on the ground floor of the Biltmore Towers, Liu Gardens offers an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet during weekdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Liu Garden Chinese restaurant is now open at 210 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

Bar Dumaine

Bar Dumaine is the successor restaurant to Rue Dumaine in Centerville and offers a more casual dining experience. The restaurant has expanded its hours and will be open form 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.  

A delectable-looking lamb chop is among the many delicious options being offered by Rue Dumaine for New Year's.
Photo: Contributed

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Firehouse Subs 

Firehouse Subs is set to open two new restaurant in the Dayton-area, Englewood and Centerville. Both of these restaurants are projected to open by early April. 

R Taco

R Taco, a Texas-based chain, will open its doors on Brown Street near the University of Dayton on March 13. The restaurant will seat about 80 inside and an additional 25 on the patio.

R Taco will open its first Dayton-area location in the coming weeks on Brown Street. Photo from R Taco Facebook page
Photo: Staff Writer

Merit Grill

Planning to open on March 1, Merit Grill will offer a Latin-influenced menu with dishes from around the world. The restaurant will take the place of the recently closed Kettering Grill. 

The Highland Stag

Plans are in place for this Celtic-themed pub, located at the former SG@75 Gastropub in Springboro, to open this spring. It will seat approximately 95 inside and about 40 more on the patio. 

The Highland Stag is coming to downtown Springboro, in space that previously housed SG@75 Gastropub. This file image is from the SG@75 Facebook page.
Photo: Staff Writer

Glo Juice Bar + Café

Projected to open this spring, this new business on Brown Street in Dayton will offer cold-pressed juices and smoothies, a variety of toasts and perhaps a selection of cold sandwiches. 

The owners of Butter Cafe are opening Glo Juice Bar + Cafe in neighboring space on Brown Street near the University of Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

The Gyro Room 

The restaurant’s menu will include gyros, chicken gyros, vegetarian gyros, souvlaki, falafel, Greek salads and baklava. The owner of the 1,500-square-foot restaurant is aiming for a March opening on Brown Street near the University of Dayton.

The Gyro Room is projected to open this spring at 1124 Brown St. in Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

Mr. Boro’s Tavern

With more than a year of planning, this 3,000-square-foot tavern is set to open March 14 in Springboro. The pub will focus on local breweries’ selections and signature cocktails, and its menu will include pizzas, specialty grilled-cheese sandwiches, chili, appetizers and salads, co-founder Marci Johannes said.

Mr. Boro’s Tavern in Springboro has set an opening date of March 14. SUBMITTED
Photo: Staff Writer

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken 

Known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style side dishes, Popeyes will open two new locations in the Dayton area. Plans are in place for the new restaurant in Englewood to seat 46 and have a drive-through. The projected opening date is Aug. 1. 

The plans for a restaurant in Springboro are to be submitted by April, said Pat Gilligan, franchise owner of Dayton-area Popeyes. 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s local franchisee has two new locations in the works, in Englewood and in Springboro. Photo from Popeyes Facebook page.
Photo: Staff Writer

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

The 3,576-sqaure-foot restaurant plans to open as early as May, according to Andria Morgan, marketing manager for Raising Cane’s Dayton-area franchise. 

Plans call for the restaurant to be built on a vacant lot adjacent to a Speedway on Kemp Road in Beavercreek. 

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has two restaurants in the works in the Dayton area, in Washington Twp. and in Beavercreek. SUBMITTED
Photo: Staff Writer


The Dallas-based chicken restaurant recently submitted a liquor application to serve beer in the South Towne Center off of Ohio 725. 

Victor’s Taco Shop

The local taco-and-burrito carry-out chain is placing the final touches on its newest location in Xenia. The opening date has not yet been set for the restaurant, located at 483 W. Main St.

Victor’s Taco Shop, which operates restaurants in Fairborn and this Dayton location on North Keowee Street, is putting the finishing touches on its third Dayton-area location in Xenia. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer


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Phantom Pizza

Phantom Pizza, which opened in December 2014, shut down in early February. The locally owned shop has plans in place to open a new location outside of the mall. 

This Phantom Pizza inside the Dayton Mall remains open and operating, but the original pizza shop inside the Mall at Fairfield Commons has closed. Its owner suggested the shop may reopen at another location. MARK FISHER/STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

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