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Leo Bistro will operate with a “fast-casual” concept, serving soups, made-to-order sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head deli products, and bakery items from Boosalis Bakery of Centerville. It will serve beer and wine, other specialty beverages and Starbucks coffees.
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The new cafe will have one full-time employee, “who will be supported by other AVI team members during busier times,” a DAI spokesman told this news outlet today.
AVI Foodsystems is America’s largest, family-owned and -operated food and hospitality provider, serving clients in the business, education, healthcare and leisure sectors, DAI officials said. Museum members will continue to receive a discount on purchases at Leo Bistro.
Leo Bistro opened in February 2013 under the direction of the founders of Roost Modern Italian, and was later operated by Elite Catering, most recently, by Bernstein’s Fine Catering. It has been closed for at least four months.
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“Thank you to everyone for your patience during this transition,” Roediger said in a release.
For more information about The Dayton Art Institute and Leo Bistro, visit the museum's website at www.daytonartinstitute.org or call 937-223-4278.