7 restaurants that shut down in 2016: Which will you miss the most?

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Restaurant closings in 2016: which will you miss the most?

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Some very high-profile restaurants called it quits in 2016 across the Dayton area. Each had its own back story, and each had its distinct reasons for shutting its doors.

We’ve pulled out a partial list of the departed. These seven restaurants alone represent the loss of more than a century of serving hungry Dayton-area diners.

Which one will you miss the most?

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The former Barnsider has been renovated and is poised to reopen as Liquid SC (Sports Club), according to owner Greg Ingersoll. MARK FISHER/STAFF

The former Barnsider has been renovated and is poised to reopen as Liquid SC (Sports Club), according to owner Greg Ingersoll. MARK FISHER/STAFF
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The former Barnsider has been renovated and is poised to reopen as Liquid SC (Sports Club), according to owner Greg Ingersoll. MARK FISHER/STAFF

The Barnsider

The Barnsider — which had operated under the same name and ownership for more than four decades at 5202 N. Main St. in Harrison Twp. — shut down for good in May. The restaurant had been a popular gathering spot and destination for prom dinners, rehearsal dinners, family gatherings and special events for decades, serving families and communities in north Dayton and in northern Montgomery County. Owner Mary Miller said the closure would allow her to spend more time with her family and with her other restaurants.

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Barnsider

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Boston’s Bistro & Pub shut down in July after 35 years. FILE

Boston’s Bistro & Pub shut down in July after 35 years. FILE
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Boston’s Bistro & Pub shut down in July after 35 years. FILE

Boston’s Bistro & Pub

Boston’s Bistro & Pub at 7500 N. Main St. (Ohio 48) shut down in July after 35 years in business. Owner David Boston’s restaurant and bar moved from downtown Dayton to Harrison Twp. in 2005 after Boston lost his lease. The Harrison Twp. pub represented a return to his roots. His father Stephen Boston built and operated the former Gypsy Gardens restaurant, specializing in Hungarian food, in the 1950s and ‘60s at the North Main Street location.

>> MORE: Boston’s Bistro & Pub to close after 35 years

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Church’s Chicken has shut down two Dayton restaurants, but three other locations remain open, and there are no plans to close the remaining three, the chicken chain’s district manager told this news outlet this morning. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF

Church’s Chicken has shut down two Dayton restaurants, but three other locations remain open, and there are no plans to close the remaining three, the chicken chain’s district manager told this news outlet this morning. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF
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Church’s Chicken has shut down two Dayton restaurants, but three other locations remain open, and there are no plans to close the remaining three, the chicken chain’s district manager told this news outlet this morning. JAROD THRUSH/STAFF

Church’s Chicken

Church’s Chicken closed two of its five Dayton-area restaurants in late December; the three other locations remain open and operating, and there are no plans to shut down the remaining locations, Church’s Chicken District Manager Delmar Walker told us on Dec. 30. The two restaurants that were shut down last week were at 529 N. Broadway St. and 2131 W. Third St., both in Dayton.

>> MORE: Church’s Chicken closes two Dayton restaurants; three remain open

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Logan’s Roadhouse

Logan’s Roadhouse shut down its Beavercreek location near the Mall at Fairfield Commons rather abruptly in late September. The chain was mum on the reasons for the move, but employees were told high rent and the upcoming renegotiation of a lease was a factor in the decision to close the Beavercreek location. Since then, the chain has emerged from bankruptcy and outlined a plan to improve sales.

>> MORE: Logan’s Roadhouse shuts down its Beavercreek restaurant

>> MORE: Logan’s Roadhouse sheds bankruptcy, vows ‘turnaround’

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This Max & Erma’s store, located at 710 Gardner Rd in Springboro, shut down permanently today, Jan. 18, 2016. This file photo was taken a few days before the restaurant opened in 2006. File photo by Ron Alvey

This Max & Erma’s store, located at 710 Gardner Rd in Springboro, shut down permanently today, Jan. 18, 2016. This file photo was taken a few days before the restaurant opened in 2006. File photo by Ron Alvey
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This Max & Erma’s store, located at 710 Gardner Rd in Springboro, shut down permanently today, Jan. 18, 2016. This file photo was taken a few days before the restaurant opened in 2006. File photo by Ron Alvey

Max & Erma’s

The Max & Erma’s restaurant chain permanently shut down closed its Springboro location at 710 Gardner Road off Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) in January. The restaurant opened in October 2006. The space didn’t stay vacant for long, though: An El Toro Mexican restaurant opened in the space in December 2016.

>> MORE: Max & Erma’s closes Springboro restaurant 

>> RELATED: El Toro to open its 12th Dayton-area Mexican restaurant on Friday

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The interior of Shish Wraps at 1200 Brown St. in Dayton. CONNIE POST/STAFF

The interior of Shish Wraps at 1200 Brown St. in Dayton. CONNIE POST/STAFF
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The interior of Shish Wraps at 1200 Brown St. in Dayton. CONNIE POST/STAFF

Shish Wraps

Shish Wraps at 1200 Brown St. closed its doors in April after three years. The restaurant opened in February 2013 under the ownership of brothers Simon and Antony Abboud, both of whom graduated from the University of Dayton.

>> MORE: Restaurant shuts down on Brown Street near UD

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Sushi Cafe at Byers Road and I-75 in Miamisburg shut its doors permanently today. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sushi Cafe at Byers Road and I-75 in Miamisburg shut its doors permanently today. MARK FISHER/STAFF
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Sushi Cafe at Byers Road and I-75 in Miamisburg shut its doors permanently today. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Sushi Café

The Sushi Cafe at 108 Byers Rd. in Miamisburg shut down after the close of business Sept. 12, and its owners were removing personal belongings the very next day. The sushi restaurant was in business for more than 17 years but was the victim of declining sales, a rash of break-ins and a legal dispute with a former owner.

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