New restaurant coming to Cornerstone of Centerville

Firehouse Subs, which less than two weeks ago confirmed an Englewood location for its fourth Dayton-area restaurant, today announced its fifth local sub shop will be in the Cornerstone of Centerville development.

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The newest Firehouse Subs will be built out at 5239 Cornerstone North Blvd. in a “Shoppes at Cornerstone ” multi-tenant retail center in front of Costco Wholesale off Wilmington Pike, Charles Fryman, area developer for Firehouse Subs, said this morning. The 1,800-square-foot sub shop will employ about 35 and is projected to open in April 2017, Fryman said.

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The restaurant’s franchisee, Dave Baker, also operates the Firehouse Subs on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering. The sandwich chain also operates sub shops in Oakwood near the University of Dayton campus and on Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, along with the Englewood restaurant coming to Ohio 48 near I-70. The construction timetable for the Englewood location has not been set.

Fryman told this news outlet in 2012 that he planned to open as many as nine locations in southwest Ohio of the Jacksonville, Florida-based Firehouse Subs chain. Bob Zavakos with NAI Bergman represented Firehouse Subs in the Englewood and Cornerstone lease deals and is seeking sites in Beavercreek, Springfield and Richmond, Indiana.

Firehouse specializes in hot subs and also serves salads, chili and other sandwiches in an atmosphere that evokes an old-fashioned firehouse. It has seemingly found a niche in a highly competitive submarine sandwich market in southwest Ohio, with relative newcomers such as DiBella’s and Jersey Mike’s expanding in the region alongside national chains such as Subway and Dayton-based chains that include Submarine House and Super Subby’s.

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