“We could not keep them open,” he said. “They were just too new.”
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The Basil’s on Market on 5650 Tylersville Road in Mason will remain shuttered for now, Uhlir said, but plans call for the business to reopen with a craft brewery/tap room concept, perhaps by the end of the summer, Uhlir said.
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Amidst the expansion and other changes, Basil’s on Market’s first two locations, in Troy and in downtown Dayton, reopened their dining rooms and patios this week, and its Dayton location will restore its popular all-you-can-eat crab special this Friday, June 5, a promotion that may also be introduced soon in Troy. Uhlir said the restaurants were able to rehire about 90 percent of their previous employees.
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The first Basil’s on Market bistro-style restaurant opened in 2014 in downtown Troy. The downtown Dayton restaurant, which overlooks the Great Miami River, welcomed its first customers in 2016, and the Mason location opened in 2018. Stone Ground Deli and Locktenders opened in Piqua in 2019.
The Troy and Dayton locations of Basil’s on Market are open six days a week for lunch and dinner, closed Sundays, and when it opens in July, the new restaurant at the Mall at Fairfield Commons will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Uhlir said.
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