For the project to move forward, Kettering officials need a formally submitted “viable plan,” according to Schrimpf.
If that were to occur, the proposal would require planning commission approval, she said.
Site plan drawings that are part of that proposal clearly show that the existing building would need to be demolished to make way for a new 6,125-square-foot convenience store and gas pumps.
The restaurant has been closed since the day before the coronavirus-related statewide mandatory shutdown of dine-in service in March 2020.
The Dayton Daily News called Golden Nugget co-owner and spokesman John Thomas on Friday morning via Thomas Restaurant Group eateries Doubleday’s Grill & Tavern and The Famous Restaurant. Thomas was not able to be reached for comment regarding the preliminary proposal submitted on behalf of Get-Go.
The Golden Nugget was founded in 1962 by Steve and Bessie Thomas. Over the years, the Thomas family opened a few more Golden Nuggets, including locations on Salem Avenue and Keowee Street on Dayton.
The current Golden Nugget was built in 2007 after a 2005 overnight fire caused by an electrical problem heavily damaged the existing building.
GetGo Café + Market locations feature subs, burgers, wraps and breakfast sandwiches, salads, pizza, Philly cheesesteaks, smoothies, coffee and espresso drinks, according to the company’s website.
They also include fuel pumps, surcharge-free ATMs, free WIFI, free air for tires, a selection of retailer gift cards and lottery tickets.