Winans Chocolates + Coffees has opened in Centerville space that previously housed a Saxbys Coffee.
The newest Winans Dayton is at 4425 Feedwire Road across from Costco Wholesale and the Cornerstone of Centerville development, near Home Depot and Tire Discounters.
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We reached Ben Czajka, who oversees Winans Dayton, early this morning (which is appropriate, since he’s a coffee shop owner), and here’s what he told us:
“Winans has taken over the Saxbys location on Feedwire in Centerville.
“We opened the store overnight on Sunday. Myself and 6 other people, we stayed all night making the conversion, and merchandising the store for chocolate. We kept all of the Saxbys employees — they are a great crew, and the customers love them.
“We decided to put the store there because it is a great location in a growing area. Saxbys also did great business. The previous owner still comes in every day and gets his coffee there, as he has for his 10 years. He tells me he is excited for the change, and the employees are excited about the locally roasted coffees, and adding the locally hand-made chocolates.”
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Saxbys customers, he said, “can still get their favorite drink.”
The Winans Dayton branch of the Piqua-based chocolate and coffee company also operates stores at The Greene, near the Dayton Mall, near the Mall at Fairfield Commons, on Far Hills Avenue in Washington Twp., on Miller Lane, and in Maineville.