Dayton-area based restaurant chain seeks Kettering liquor permits for business



A Dayton-area restaurant chain with four locations is considering expanding to Kettering.

TJ Chumps has filed for liquor permits for a Wilmington Pike address, Ohio Division of Liquor Control records show.

The sports bar business has locations in Englewood, Fairborn, Huber Heights and Miamisburg. The Kettering address listed on the application is 4090 Wilmington, the current location of Sky Asian Cuisine, which opened in 2016, according to Dayton Daily News records.

TJ Chumps co-owner Jim Dunn declined to comment on the liquor license applications, except to say the address on the filing is wrong. A city of Kettering official said the business is interested in land at 4084 Wilmington.

That specific address is not listed on Montgomery County land records.

The city has not received any documents from TJ Chumps and the restaurant would not be making decisions or moving forward until its liquor permits are approved, said Mary Azbill, Kettering’s communication manager.

The business has applied for D5 and D6 permits, records state. The former is for restaurants/nightclubs while the latter is for Sunday sales, according to liquor control.

Both applications are pending, the ODLC website states.

Miamisburg-based TJ Chumps offers a variety of menu options, including soups and salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, pizza, ribs, steaks, chicken and salmon.

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