Demolition could begin this week on the former Flying Tiger Chinese Restaurant in Fairborn. PHOTO FROM FLYING TIGER FACEBOOK PAGE
The Liu family is donating some of the restaurant’s equipment to the Fairborn Kitchen Incubator at 305 W. Main St., the former Raush’s Restaurant, according to Michael Gebhart, Fairborn’s assistant city manager.
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Fairborn development officials “will be working with the Liu Family to find a new site in Fairborn as soon as they are ready,” Gebhart said.
But plans for a new restaurant at the South Broad Street site are moving quickly. Fairborn City Council approved a conditional-use measure earlier this month that will pave the way for a new Burger King to be built on the site. Jennifer Liu spoke in favor of the measure prior to the council vote, Gebhart said.
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Jennifer Liu said earlier this month that her family had wanted to scale down.
“This is a huge, 5,000-square-foot restaurant, and my mom is in her late 70s and needs to retire,” she said. “This was a mutual agreement between us and Burger King, which was interested in our lot.”
Gebhart said demolition of the existing restaurant could begin as early as this week.