The owner of the building that houses the former Boston’s Bistro & Pub said today he is in negotiations with a group of people interested in opening a new restaurant in the space.
“Nothing is finalized yet, but we’re getting close,” said Warren Sublette of suburban Cincinnati, who since 2007 has owned the property in the 7500 block of North Main Street (Ohio 48) in Harrison Twp. that housed Boston’s Bistro.
Sublette — who owned and operated a winery in Cincinnati in the late 1970s — is in the process of obtaining the Boston’s Bistro liquor license from David Boston, both men confirmed this morning.
Boston’s Bistro & Pub shut its doors July 10, 2016 after 35 years in business — the first quarter-century in downtown Dayton. The pub lost its lease and was forced to move from East Second and Jefferson streets in downtown Dayton to the Harrison Twp. location in 2005. Boston’s father had operated a Hungarian restaurant in the Harrison Twp. space in the 1950s and ’60s.
At the time of the bistro’s closure last summer, David Boston said there was a “strong possibility” the pub would reopen in a new location. And Boston told this news outlet this morning that he has not ruled out partnering with others to return to the business.
“I’ve never stopped looking,” Boston said. “It’s a matter of the right group and the right situation. I still want to make a difference in the Dayton market.”