This troll is going to be easy on the eye.
That’s one conclusion you can draw from some of the new photos that have emerged showing the interior of Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse coming to 220 Wayne Ave. in the Oregon District.
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Amy Walbridge, the city of Dayton’s special projects administrator for Oregon District East, snapped some photos during her sneak peek inside the tavern.
She said visitors are in for a treat at the pub, which is expected to celebrate its grand opening between March 15-17.
Walbridge said the eatery, the second location for Troll Pub Under the Bridge in Louisville, will start training its employees soon.
“It is better (than the original location),” said Walbridge, who was raised in Louisville. “It is very open. You can see into the kitchen.”
Great care was taken in the design choices, she said.
Walbridge mentioned the Troll Pub’s reclaimed wood, unique light fixtures — some taken from a ship — and elements that pay tribute to the building’s past use for wheel and car manufacturing.
The restaurant meshes well with the dining scene in downtown Dayton, she said.
“Everyone is trying to create a unique experience when we go in. I am a fan of all the independent restaurants we have,” she said.
Troll Pub Wheelhouse is a 6,500-square-foot restaurant and bar that is expected to seat as many as 250.
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The Dayton pub will offer an extensive selection of craft beers and bourbons and will offer a food described as pub grub made from scratch.
The Wheelhouse also includes apartment and retail space.
The 150-year-old building has come a long way since we first took you inside of it back in May 2017.