A Dayton restaurant that has closed may not be gone for good.
The owner of the recently closed Paradise Key Cafe location at 1060 Patterson Road in the Breitenstrater Plaza, is considering reopening it under a new concept or selling it, owner Larry Parr said.
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The asking price for the business is $75,000.
“It is an option to sell, but we are still open to a new theme,” he said.
Jennifer Lynn Jones, the restaurant’s chief executive officer, announced Thursday that the restaurant opened in December 2016 would close due to under performance.
“It didn’t matter what we tried to do; we just could not get the kind of party we had at our original location,” Jones said.
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The Key West-themed restaurant employed 13.
Jones said they have been offered jobs at the original Paradise Keys Cafe located at 3243 Needmore Road.
The company began transforming the Patterson Road location into Paradise Key Cafe South from Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers in October 2016.
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Parr said he hoped the location would be as successful as the Needmore restaurant, which is located near Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.
That business draws from nearby manufacturing companies.
The Patterson Road restaurant never gained traction, said Parr, who is 71 and hopes to slow down.
“It wasn’t really performing up to our expectations,” he said. Our north store, across from the racino, it really cranks.”