New restaurant in the works in downtown Dayton

A new restaurant called Table 33 could open as early as June at 130 W. Second St. in downtown Dayton.

Founders Chris Harrison and Charlie Carroll have signed a lease and have begun renovations in the space that previously housed Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers, the Downtown Grill & Cafe, and, before that, the first incarnation of Sidebar lounge. The restaurant space has been vacant since August 2015, when Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers — which operated on South Jefferson Streeet for 24 years before relocating to West Second Street — shut its doors.

Table 33 will start out as primarily a breakfast-and-lunch eatery, serving dishes such as Chicken and Waffles, Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash and French Toast, with a full lineup of coffees and fresh-pressed fruit juices, Harrison and Carroll said.

Table 33 is obtaining the former Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers liquor license and will open some evenings, particularly on show nights for the nearby Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, the owners said.

The restaurant will seat about 100 diners inside and dozens more on a patio. It will open with about 30 employees, but that number could double in the coming months, Carroll said. Hiring for “all positions” will begin in April, Harrison said.

Plans call for investing about $100,000 in renovations prior to opening, which could come as early as June, the founders said. Delivery also will be available.

“We want to serve the western edge of downtown,” Carroll said.

Harrison and Carroll are also co-founders of theNorthGate church at 138 S. Wilkinson St. a few blocks from the restaurant. They said the restaurant will operate independently from the church. A separate company, Table Thirty Three LLC, has been formed to run the eatery.

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