Is Hustler taking over Riverside’s former Bob Evans?

A fake news story about a former Bob Evans restaurant in Riverside prompted calls to the city from concerned residents, the city manager said.
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A fake news story about a former Bob Evans restaurant in Riverside prompted calls to the city from concerned residents, the city manager said.

Riverside’s former Bob Evans is not the future site of a Hustler store, the city manager said today, despite a fake news photo suggesting the Cincinnati-based adult line would move to the Dayton suburb.

City Manager Mark Carpenter said Riverside has received no permits or liquor license requests on the former Bob Evans site, located at 1929 Harshman Road near Stebbins High School. He said the city has ordinances preventing certain businesses from locating near the school.

Carpenter said the city offices have received several calls today from residents who’ve seen on Facebook a fake news photograph altered to suggest WHIO reported a story headlined “Hustler to buy former Bob Evans In riverside.” The news organization, which is a partner of the Dayton Daily News, never wrote or published such a story.

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