EARLY LOOK: New restaurant, grocery store in the works in Riverside

A potential restaurant and grocery store is in the works in the Spin-Kemp center in Riverside, according to state records and Riverside officials.

A limited-liability corporation doing business as “La Guadalupana” has applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control for a license to serve alcohol at 5450 Burkhardt Road — space that previously housed a Salvation Army Thrift store. Riverside city officials confirmed there are plans for a restaurant and food market at the site, but cautioned that those plans are in their early stages.

The Spin-Kemp Shopping Center includes Oddbody’s Music Room, Family Dollar and a handful of smaller businesses.

The application for a liquor license is among the first steps in the formation of a potential new business, but doesn’t always lead to a business opening. Previous plans put forth by a different applicant in 2014 to open an international market in the same Riverside shopping center space stalled before the market could open.

We’ll check on the progress of these plans and provide updates.

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