New restaurant with American bistro food coming to The Greene

A new restaurant featuring stone-fired pizzas made from scratch and gourmet sandwiches is opening soon at The Greene Town Center.

Jaqua’s will be located at 81 Magnolia Lane Suite 214 at The Greene, near Choe’s Asian Gourmet restaurant and across the street from Von Maur.

Jaqua’s is a family business, said restaurant manager Bill Jaqua. The restaurant will feature upscale American bistro food all made from scratch, Jaqua said.

“We are very anxious and excited to open,” Jaqua said.

Jaqua said the new restaurant will open in about 45 days. They still need to hire a staff and finalize the menu.

Jaqua said their location at The Greene will be convenient because there is a full parking lot nearby.

The Jaqua family also owns a catering and events business, but the restaurant is an independent family venture from the catering business, Bill Jaqua said. Jaqua’s has done catering for corporate events and weddings from Cincinnati to Columbus since the 1980s and the family has been in the hospitality business since the 1960s. Bill Jaqua said he also hopes to do some catering from the restaurant’s kitchen when it is open. Jaqua’s also rents catering equipment and tents.

Beavercreek City Council approved a liquor license for the restaurant at the Monday night city council meeting. The license permits Jaqua’s to serve liquor, beer and wine until 2:30 a.m.

Bill Jaqua said they had been looking to lease a space for a restaurant for about a year when the space at The Greene became available. He and his family have served the Dayton-area for a long time and are looking forward to serving people at The Greene.

“This whole thing was inspired by the challenge of it,” Jaqua said. “We’re really good at food service and we have a lot to bring to the table. This was the perfect time for us to get into the restaurant business.”

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