Local pizza restaurant closes; are more headed that direction?
Plans call for shutting down the existing El Rancho Grande at 7500 Poe Avenue in Vandalia in conjunction with the opening of the Huber Heights location, Rodriguez said. That is scheduled to happen in mid-March, depending on construction of the new restaurant, Rodriguez said.
Gregg Gorsuch, economic development manager for the city of Kettering, said city officials are pleased the restaurant space will be active again after an extended vacancy.
El Rancho Grande “has had great success” with its restaurant on Wilmington Pike south of Stroop Road in Kettering, “and there’s no reason to believe they won’t be just as successful at the new location,” Gorsuch said.
There are currently 13 locations of El Rancho Grande, seven of those in the Dayton area. Its seventh Dayton-area location was the restaurant at 1200 Brown St. at Stewart Street on the doorstep of the University of Dayton, which opened in early 2014.