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District Provisions on Wayne Avenue near downtown Dayton had announced on its Facebook page in February that Salt Block Biscuit Company would be opening in one of its tenant spaces. But the bakery’s owner, Justin Mohler, said those plans will not come to fruition, and he is now working toward leasing space elsewhere in downtown, perhaps in or around the Fire Blocks District along East Third Street.
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Mohler has been a pastry chef in Dayton-area restaurants for the last 18 years, including the former Blue Moon, Christopher's Restaurant and Olive Urban Dive. His Salt Block Biscuit Company introduced itself on Instagram earlier this year. It will specialize in open-faced biscuit entrees for breakfast and lunch as well desserts such as cobblers and cakes, Mohler has said.
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Mohler told this news outlet today that he is still developing menu items, which may include “Raised Meat Pie” such as the one pictured above. “Kind of our family-style meal option for take-home — our equivalent of a ‘bucket of chicken,’ you might want to think,” Mohler said.
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In February, Mohler said a 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.”