A new bar called the "Old Mason Jar" with an adjoining cafe is in the works in Fairborn.
The new business is coming to 604 and 606 W. Xenia Drive. It is the brainchild of James L. Baker, who grew up in Fairborn, worked in law enforcement in the Dayton area, and has returned to Fairborn.
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Baker has met with Fairborn city officials about his new project and has applied to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control for a license to serve alcohol at Old Mason Jar. Plans call for opening a pub this summer or fall, followed later by an antique-themed cafe that would open in the adjacent space and that would serve items such as pastries, cannolis, coffee and tea, Baker told this news outlet.
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The bar will be deeply involved with the community and will follow a service-oriented philosophy similar to that of the Independent Order of Odd Fellow Fellows organization, a chapter of which was previously houed in the very same West Xenia Drive building that will be home to Old Mason Jar, Baker said.
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“I’m seeing a lot of positive movement in Fairborn, and I want to be a part of that,” Baker said.