5 restaurants that opened in Dayton this February

If you’re looking for a new dining spot to check out, we’ve got you covered. Luckily for us, we had several restaurants open in the Dayton area in February 2018.

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The Florentine 

The new owners of an historic Dayton-area restaurant that traces its roots back more than two centuries have reopened the eatery.

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And they’re promising not to do anything to diminish the historic significance of the 202-year-old structure.

Clay Alsip and Beth Vanden Berg, the local husband-and-wife team that purchased the Florentine on Jan. 3, had their “soft opening” at the the 7,000-square-foot restaurant in the former inn at 21 W. Market St. following some minor kitchen renovations and a top-to-bottom cleaning. Now, they’re ready to introduce the restaurant more broadly to the community and to diners seeking a slice of Ohio history with their meals.

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Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria 

The Double Deuce Tavern & Family Pizzeria has officially opened its doors.

The business relocated from north Dayton to Huber Heights, where it renovated the former site of C’s Pizza at 5186 Brandt Pike (State Route 201).

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Williams and co-owner Ralph Mueller first opened Double Deuce in 2009 at 17 Brandt St. in Dayton. In 2017, Williams noticed the then-vacant former C’s Pizza spot, which had also been the Myung Sung Asian restaurant prior to that.

The new tavern and pizzeria will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week.

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Starbucks has added two new Dayton-area coffee shops in highly visible and well-traveled locations.

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A Starbucks opened at 860 W. Central Ave. (Ohio 73) just east of the I-75 interchange in Springboro.

That Springboro opening follows the opening of one of the largest Starbucks shops in the Miami Valley, at 919 Lyons Road at Miamisburg-Centerville Road (Ohio 725) in Washington Twp. The 3,400-square-foot structure previously housed a KeyBank branch.

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Penn Station East Coast Subs 

Penn Station East Coast Subs — which got its start in Cincinnati in 1985 — has opened its 15th Dayton-area restaurant.

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The latest Penn Station sub shop served its first customers Friday, Feb. 9, at 195 Hospitality Drive in Xenia. The new restaurant seats 42 and employs more than 20, a spokeswoman for Penn Station told this news outlet today.

“Dayton has been a great market for Penn Station, and we’re excited to bring the brand to Xenia,” Penn Station President Craig Dunaway said in a release. “We know Xenia residents will love our fresh grilled sandwiches and hand-cut fries.”

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OinkADoodleMoo Barbecue opened a new location in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Area A Kittyhawk Area food court outside the Base Exchange. The local barbecue chain has operated out of a mobile unit at the base since 2010, according to owner Steven Meyer.

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And Meyer said he is gearing up to open a new Kettering location at 912 E. Dorothy Lane at Ackerman Boulevard, in space that previously housed the original Dayton Beer Company taproom.

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