***UPDATE (April 3, 2019)***
“Stoney’s Munchie Bar” — the small independent restaurant coming to 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton — has set a scheduled opening date of April 20.
“That is the goal,” said Stoney’s founder, Jesse Seiber. “I even quit my job of six years to devote all my time to getting this done. My chef and I have been working endlessly the past few weeks to get our kitchen set up. We are almost done with everything.”
The response has been welcoming from the surrounding Huffman HIstoric District. Some community members are raising money to pay for the painting of a mural on the side of the restaurant’s building, Seiber said.
“So much positivity and great vibes from the community,” the new restaurant’s owner said. “The support has been great.”
*** PREVIOUS UPDATE (March 8, 2019) ***
“Stoney’s Munchie Bar” — the small independent restaurant under development at 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton — is accepting applications and gearing up to open perhaps in late April.
“I’m looking for 3 amazing people,” said Jesse Seiber, co-founder along with his mother, Teresa, of Stoney’s. “I want to make sure whoever I bring in has not only a positive attitude but will be passionate about their work. I’m waiting until we drill the last screw to announce the grand opening.
“If it all works out as planned, we will be opening in the last two weeks of April.”
Those interested in applying can email a resume to Stoneys.Munchie.Bar@gmail.com. Employees will serve as line cook, perform kitchen prep, take orders and clean.
*** ORIGINAL STORY (Jan. 4, 2019) ***
A small restaurant with a rather intriguing name is under development on East Fifth Street in Dayton.
“Stoney’s Munchie Bar” is the brainchild of Jesse Seiber and it could open as early as this spring at 1929 E. Fifth St. in Dayton, Seiber told this news outlet. The space previously housed a restaurant called The Spot.
Stoney’s Munchie Bar will be “a free flowing restaurant specializing in your munchie needs,” according to its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheMunchieBar.
Here’s what Seiber told us about Stoney’s:
“We are going to be serving all-day breakfast and lunch. We will have some crafted grilled sandwiches and build-your-own options. Everything will be made from scratch and we will feature weekly menu specials.”
“My hope for the restaurant is to bring a positive vibe to the community. I’ve always wanted to have a job where I could be real personal with the customers and provide a service that makes me feel great about what I’m doing.”
“We are still in the process of remodeling the place and sad to say it’s taken a year to do so. But once we are finished, I’m planing a soft opening that will span probably a week or two. “