Are Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern’s owners opening a 3rd restaurant?

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Are the owners of Doubleday's Grill and Tavern eyeing a 3rd restaurant?

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The owners of Doubleday’s Grill and Tavern, which operates two locations in Centerville and Springboro, have applied for a liquor license for the former Paddy’s Irish Grill at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville.

Attempts to reach the owners Friday and over the weekend were not successful. Liquor-license applications are often part of the early stages of a restaurant project and don’t always lead to a restaurant opening.

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An employee of Doubleday’s restaurant in the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville said there are indeed plans for a restaurant in the South Main Street space — but it will have a different concept and a different name than the two existing Doubleday’s locations. The new restaurant will focus on throwback recipes from the family’s long restaurant tradition, all prepared from scratch, the employee said.

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Tenants in the retail center that holds the former Paddy’s Irish Pub said they too have been told the Doubleday’s owners are planning a restaurant there, but it will not be a third Doubleday’s. The second Doubleday’s opened in May 2016 at 776 N. Main S. (Ohio 741), next to Dorothy Lane Market in Springboro.

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Doubleday’s is owned by Steve, Jon and Stephanie Thomas, who are also listed on state records as the incorporators of Horshaw Inc. LLC, the corporate entity that was formed on June 26 and which applied last week for a full liquor license for the former Paddy’s space.

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The space that housed Paddy’s operated for 13 years as an Irish-themed pub, the first 10 years as Beef O’Brady’s, then as Tavern on the Main and Paddy’s, before Paddy’s shut down in April 2017.

We are working to obtain more information about the new restaurant that is in the works at the former Paddy’s space and will update this story when new details emerge.

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