Tank’s Bar & Grill is closed, but not for long


Tank’s Bar & Grill has closed, but not for long.

The popular neighborhood eatery at 2033 Wayne Avenue in Dayton closed on Sunday and will reopen on Wednesday featuring one noticeable change: a new floor.

“A year ago we had a little fire,” said Debra Tankersley, the widow of Tank’s patriarch Dan “Tank” Tankersley. “Now, it’s time to put a new floor in because there was damage to the floor. Tank had already set this all up before he passed. He’d been working it for a year.”

All tables and chairs had been removed from the dining areas on Monday. Bar stools also had been removed. Plastic covering was draped over the bar and bottles areas. Workers had already removed the top floor layer and were busy sanding the remaining surface.

Dan Tankersley died on March 20 from a heart attack. A 1970 Oakwood High School graduate, his funeral drew a large crowd and was held at the school.

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Tank’s will reopen at 4 p.m. Wednesday and is normally open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. every day.

“Our customers are being great and we’re busier than ever,” Debra said. “We’re excited to bring you a brand new beautiful floor. We hope you all come and see the unveiling.”

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