Dean and her business partner, Forrest Williams, decided the East Second Street location was a better choice for a second location. Dean is the co-owner of the AleFest event, the outdoor beer festival held every summer in downtown Dayton, as well as the AleFeast event held in the winter in Dayton.
“We’re both big fans of downtown Dayton,” Dean said.
The Mudlick owners had applied for a liquor license to build a restaurant and tap room from the ground up on a vacant plot of land at 730 Gardner Road across Ohio 741 from the Marketplace at Settler’s Walk in Springboro. Dean said the Dayton plans are a better fit for Mudlick’s concept and pose less of a financial risk.
“We have rescinded our application” for the Springboro project, she said.
Kent Kumbroch — a Dayton businessman who purchased, renovated and reopened Murray’s Pub & Grub on South Dixie Drive in Kettering earlier this year, and who formerly operated his own restaurant, Amici’s Place, in Kettering a few years ago — purchased the vacant former Club Aquarius building in August. Kumbroch met with Mudlick’s owners this afternoon to hammer out details of the lease.
“He’s pretty excited about this project too,” Dean said.