The closing of LaRosa’s Pizzeria restaurant that had operated for 14 years in Beavercreek is the second such closing of a suburban Dayton LaRosa’s in the last 16 months — and it comes less than four months after another pizza restaurant, Papa Murphy’s, closed its Beavercreek location.
But a spokesman for LaRosa’s told this news outlet in a phone interview Sunday that the Cincinnati-based chain remains “committed” to LaRosa’s three remaining Dayton-area restaurants are located: Kettering, Centerville and Englewood.
Scott Wright, property manager for the Cross Pointe Center, confirmed to this news outlet, that Schlotzsky’s Deli, which has one of the most visible end-cap tenant spaces in the retail center, has closed, and the space is now for rent.
Two restaurants — one a deli concept, another a primarily breakfast concept —have expressed interest in the space, Wright said.
Mark Fisher, a 1981 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1976 graduate of Beavercreek High School, is a third-generation Dayton-area resident who has worked for the Dayton Daily News since 1983. He covered higher education and K-12 education accountability issues for nearly 20 years before taking over the food and dining beat in 2006.