Logan’s Roadhouse permanently shuts down one — and perhaps both — of its Dayton-area locations

Credit: STAFF

Credit: STAFF

The Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant chain — which was facing serious financial obstacles even before the coronavirus pandemic — has permanently shut down one, and perhaps both, of its large Dayton-area restaurants.

A voicemail greeting on the phone of the Logan’s Roadhouse in Miami Twp. east of the Dayton Mall alerts callers that, “This location is now permanently closed.”

The situation with the second Dayton-area location, at 1750 W. Main St. in Troy, is murkier, but the signs are not encouraging. Like the Miami Twp. location, it is no longer listed as a restaurant location on the Logan’s Roadhouse web site. The restaurant itself has multiple commercial realty signs recently installed around it indicating that the site is “Available.” Its voicemail greeting indicates only that the location has “temporarily suspended operations,” but that message may be outdated. It refers customers with questions to contact Craftworks Holdings, the previous owner of Logan’s Roadhouse. Craftworks Holdings sold the chain to new owner SPB Hospitality more than a month ago, after filing for bankruptcy protection in early March.

This news outlet has reached out to SPB Hospitality and to the commercial realty company that is listing the site as “Available” seeking additional information.

A previous corporate owner of Logan’s Roadhouse filed for reorganization bankruptcy in 2016, and in the fall of that year, as the company was gearing up to emerge from bankruptcy, it shut down its Beavercreek location that had been open since 2006 near the Mall at Fairfield Commons. The closure affected between 60 and 80 employees.

At the time, a spokesman for Logan’s Roadhouse said the restaurant chain’s Troy and Miamisburg-Centerville Road locations would remain open, which they did until state officials ordered a halt to all dine-in service at restaurants on March 15.

When the Miami Twp. Logan’s Roadhouse opened in 2010, a spokeswoman for the chain told the Dayton Daily News that it would employ about 130 and seat 237.

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