Salt Block Biscuit Co. is gearing up to open in the District Provisions building on Wayne Avenue in Dayton. Photo from Salt Block Biscuit Company Facebook page

JUST IN: New bakery gearing up to open on Wayne Avenue in Dayton

The District Provisions retail market on Wayne Avenue will soon add a new bakery to its roster of food and drink purveyors.

The market at 521 Wayne Ave., which already includes Glasz Bleu Oven, Jack Lukey’s Oyster Saloon and Caviar Bar, and Crafted & Cured, will add Salt Block Biscuit Company this spring, District Provisions said on  its Facebook page.

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Salt Block Biscuit Company has introduced itself on Instagram and will specialize in open-faced biscuit entrees for breakfast and lunch as well desserts such as cobblers and cakes. It is expected to open this spring.

The bakery’s owner, Justin Mohler, has been a pastry chef in Dayton-area restaurants for the last 18 years, including the former Blue Moon, Christopher's Restaurant in Kettering, and Olive Urban Dive, formerly in the old Wympee diner in downtown Dayton.

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Mohler told this news outlet today that the bakery will be open on Friday and Saturday evenings as a dessert bar, “where you can get plated desserts and coffee, for those who have a sweet tooth after a show at the Schuster or after having dinner at a local restaurant.”

“During the daytime hours, it will have a hometown bakery feel and will also offer a small fresh breakfast and lunch.”

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Mohler said the bakery “has been a long-time goal of mine, and it is finally getting close to the finish line. Not too many people get to meet the pastry chef, because we work the early mornings before the restaurant even opens. So it will be nice to finally meet all the Dayton locals and share my new creations and some old familiar flavors from the past.”

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Brim on Fifth, the specialty hat shop at 464 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District, will host a “sneak preview” of the new bakery from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 9. Cake samples will be available, along with a “make your own Valentine’s Card,” and donations will be collected for SICSA Pet Adoption Center.