Elsa’s — already poised to open in Sugarcreek Twp. — eyes another new location in south suburbs

Elsa’s Mexican Restaurant, which is poised to open a large cantina-style restaurant in the Sugarcreek Plaza off Wilmington Pike, may have another new location in the works soon in Springboro.

The Dayton-based Mexican restaurant chain applied earlier this week for liquor licenses for space at 774 N. Main St. in Springboro.

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Reached this morning, here’s what Elsa’s co-owner Jason Hemmert said about the applications:

“We are being proactive in applying for the liquor license, since there are not many available in that area, and we are in early negotiations for the space, which is currently BW3's in Springboro.”

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“Though not finalized, we are working hard at it and hope this will be the next great Elsa's location. We have been looking for some time to go down that way with our concept.”

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Elsa's, which operates four restaurants and sports bars in and around Dayton, is putting the finishing touches on its fifth location, Elsa's Corner Cantina, at 6204 Wilmington Pike in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp. The space previously housed Caramella's Italian Kitchen, and, before that, Murphy's Irish Pub and Barleycorn's.

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Hemmert said this morning final inspections are scheduled for next week, and after a training period for staff, the cantina-style restaurant will open its doors to the public. The restaurant will seat about 140 inside and about 60 outside and will hire 35 to 45 employees, Hemmert has said.

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Elsa’s also operates locations on Linden Avenue in Dayton, on Wilmington Avenue in Dayton, on Far Hills Avenue in Centerville, and on East Stroop Road in Kettering.

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