Jimmy John's is gearing up to open this new sandwich shop in the Biltmore Towers in downtown Dayton. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Jimmy John’s overcomes construction hiccup, prepares to open downtown Dayton shop

Restaurant in the Biltmore Towers will serve as carryout and delivery option for residents, workers

*** UPDATE (March 15, 2019)***

The franchise owner-operator of the new Jimmy John’s restaurant coming to downtown Dayton said the restaurant has overcome some construction-related complications that set back its projected timeline and is now on track to open later this spring.

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The restaurant coming to 216 N. Main St. in the Biltmore Towers had to re-do a considerable amount of electrical work in its portion of the nearly 90-year-old building, according to Jeff Wagoner, the store’s franchise owner-operator.

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“It delayed us significantly, but we are now tracking, currently, to open within the first couple of weeks of April,” Wagoner said. “We will start hiring during those two weeks”  prior to opening, he said.

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*** ORIGINAL STORY (Jan. 2, 2019)***

Jimmy John's is gearing up to open a new sandwich shop in downtown Dayton.

The shop at 216 N. Main St. in the Biltmore Towers will focus primarily on carry-out and delivery, but will have seating for seven, according to Jeff Wagoner, the store’s franchise owner-operator.

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“We are about two or three weeks from completing construction,” Wagoner told this news outlet today, Jan. 2. “We are looking to open in early February.”

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The store will hire a projected 30 to 40 people to work in the shop and to deliver orders via car and bicycle, Wagoner said.

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The expansion of downtown Dayton’s daytime office population and its residential population, along with development in and around RiverScape, made the Biltmore Towers location attractive, the franchisee said.

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Wagoner owned and operated the Jimmy John’s restaurant on Brown Street near the University of Dayton before selling it in 2016 to another local Jimmy John’s franchisee. 

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“We are currently looking at other opportunities for expansion,” he said.