The new business will be called Wholly Grounds, and it could open as early as April at 825 Wayne Ave. in Dayton. The space previously housed Lindy & Company Gourmet Pet Treats, which moved its operations to South Patterson Boulevard more than a year ago.
The region’s newest IHOP — at 3324 Benchwood Road in Vandalia, near the Miller Lane/York Commons development — is scheduled to open in mid-March, said Jamila Gilbert, spokeswoman for local IHOP franchisee PDG/Prestige Development Group.
The owner of The Gyro Room at 1124 Brown St. has sold the business to the Gyro Palace, which operates a restaurant at 57 S. Springboro Pike in Miamisburg at the corner of Ohio 725 and Ohio 741.
The restaurant will reopen as a second location of the Gyro Palace after renovations, Gyro Palace owner Mohamed Redha said. Adding ventilation and equipment to allow the restaurant to cook french fries and other fried foods are a part of the renovation, Redha said.
Plans call for the new Gyro Palace to open in March, “if everything goes smoothly,” the restaurant’s owner said.
Renovations are underway at 1535 Xenia Ave. for the Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, serving primarily Caribbean food, according to Sunrise Cafe owner and Calypso Grill founder Brian Rainey. Calypso Grill will open in space that previously housed Dona Margarota’s, a Mexican restaurant that shut down late last year.
Two days before Christmas, Williams shut down his namesake restaurant, Williams Eatery, which had operated for nearly 10 years at 101 Corry St. in Yellow Springs.
Lefty’s will offer sandwiches, soups and salads, and will include some menu options that go beyond traditional sandwich-shop fare, such as carnitas, lump crabmeat, Santa Fe chicken salad, and a grilled vegetarian sandwich with black beans and quinoa, Williams said. The restaurant will get its breads from Dayton’s Evans Bakery.
Invoke, founded by brothers Lester and Larry Gates, will open in early February and will be a full three-day-a-week vendor until the market expands its hours this June to Thursday through Sunday.
The menu will rotate with the seasons, and ingredients will be sourced locally, Gates said.
Invoke’s menu will include classic brunch items such as chicken and waffles — in this case, the waffles will be made from sweet potatoes — along with Eggs Benedict and BLT sandwiches. There will be several vegan options offered, including a BLT with tofu bacon, a “carrot dog,” and vegan cookies and cheesecake, Gates said.
The restaurant has shut down for minor maintenance and to give the kitchen a deep-cleaning, Alsip and Vanden Berg said. If all goes as planned, the restaurant will be back up and running by mid-February.
A locally owned and independent coffee company is scheduled to open its first physical retail shop this spring inside the Huber Heights Meijer store, and the shop’s owner says many more locations are in the works.
A spokesman for Meijer confirmed that Grind House Coffee and Tea Co. — founded in 2015 by Dayton native Bill Miller — will open a coffee shop inside and near the front entrance of the Meijer store at 7150 Executive Blvd., near the I-70/Ohio 201 (Brandt Pike) interchange.