A new restaurant is in the works in at 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Washington Twp., in space that has been vacant since the celebrated restaurant Rue Dumaine shut its doors in July 2017.
The owner of the successor restaurant, Tommy Huong, said his new venture, Tokyo Grill & Sushi, could open in about two months. A spokesman for ACF Property Management Inc., which manages the Township Square Shopping Center, confirmed a lease has been signed for the 4,380-square-foot space.
The Washington Twp. restaurant has no connection to Tokyo Japanese Grill & Sushi, located at 4431 Feedwire Road in the Sugarcreek Crossing center across from Cornerstone of Centerville, owners of both restaurants said.
Huong said the new Tokyo Grill & Sushi will seat about 90 and will employ about eight. The menu will include several items prepared on a Hibachi grill as well as a variety of sushi rolls, the restaurant’s owner said.
The former Rue Dumaine, at 1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Washington Twp., shut down permanently in July 2017 after a decade-long run. The restaurant changed its name to Bar Dumaine shortly before shutting down.
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In 2008, the James Beard Foundation named Rue Dumaine a semifinalist for the foundation’s “Best New Restaurant” in the nation. And for six consecutive years from 2011 through 2016, the Beard foundation named Chef and co-owner Anne Kearney a semifinalist for its “Best Chefs in America” competition for the Great Lakes region. Kearney remains the only Dayton-area chef named on that list.
Kearney is now executive chef of Oak & Ola restaurant, which opened just last month in Tampa, Florida.