NEW DETAILS: 3 restaurants gearing up to open at The Greene

Three restaurants coming to The Greene Town Center — including two that are locally owned — are gearing up to open. 

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Signage has popped up for both Sinful Orchard, a locally owned restaurant coming to the east side of The Greene near the Von Maur department store, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Texas-based chain coming to one of the retail center’s most highly visible spaces near the front entrance of The Greene. And work is underway on Ace Asian Cafe, a successor restaurant to Choe’s Asian Gourmet

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Linda Veatch, vice president of marketing for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, said the restaurant is shooting for a late-April opening. “we got through permitting and are moving forward with construction, so things should move pretty quickly from here on out,” Veatch said Thursday, March 8. 

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Fuzzy’s Taco Shop expects to open as early as April near the front entrance to The Greene. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

There will be opening-day special events, but those are still being worked out, Veatch said.

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Shaine Sullivan, co-founder and general manager of the Sinful Orchard, couldn’t be reached this week, but he told this news outlet in mid-February that the restaurant could open as early as April. “We have our local sources lined up with some excellent products,” Sullivan said.

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On the restaurant’s web site, founders say the Sinful Orchard “is not a chain restaurant; it goes beyond the commonplace fare. Specialties will include smoked meats, appetizers, daily specials, happy hour deals, drinks and more. Prepare to be blown away by the vast array of hand-crafted beers, some of which are currently not offered in this area. Wine and alcoholic beverages will also be on display for your consumption.”

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“We at The Orchard are excited to bring to you our idea of fresh, homemade food. What sets The Orchard apart is that all vegetables and meats will be raised and hand-selected locally. Breads and specials will be prepared fresh daily and made from scratch using actual handed down recipes that have been used generationally.” 

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The Greene Town Center seen from the air

And renovation work is underway for Ace Asian Cafe, which is scheduled to open this summer in the former Choe’s Asian Gourmet space. The new owners operated Choe’s in an earlier stint, but were not the owners when the restaurant closed in December 2017. Although the full financial details of an eviction lawsuit filed by The Greene against Choe’s most recent owners have not been decided, a judge did rule in December that that the restaurant’s owners had violated their lease agreement with The Greene and awarded the retail center full access to the property.

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The case is pending in Greene County Common Pleas Court.

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