Kate Bostdorff, communications director for the City of Centerville, confirmed the new restaurant will be located in the space at 11 N. Main Street that formerly housed Panera Bread.
“We are excited Agave & Rye selected Uptown Centerville for its newest location,” said Michael Norton-Smith, development director for the City of Centerville. “Our work, as outlined in the Uptown Action Plan, is focused on making this district a more accessible, convenient space. We are already seeing significant private investment from business owners who see that potential.”
Yavonne and Wade Sarber opened the first Agave & Rye restaurant in 2018 in Covington, Kentucky with a deep passion for the restaurant industry.
“From the start, we promised to deliver epic experiences to our community. We do this by providing house-made food in each of our restaurants daily, in addition to our cocktails, which are made with freshly-squeezed juices and premium spirit,” the restaurant’s website says.
Agave & Rye’s menu features 20 specialty double-shell (crunchy corn and soft flour) tacos such as “The Crown Jewel”, containing truffle mac n’ cheese and lobster.
“We deliver a chef inspired take on the taco, elevating this simple food into something truly epic,” Sarber said.
The restaurant also has grilled street tacos, chips and dips and many other appetizers, sides and entrées. Specialty drinks include the Bourbon Peach Punch, OG Margarita, Jalapeno Pineapple Rita and several others.
Sarber told Dayton.com the restaurant’s concept walks an intriguing line between fine art and street art, which gives it the feel of “urban grunge” with an eclectic mix of music that spans everything from 80′s pop hits to today’s essential tracks.
“The brand of the restaurant fits the vision we are building in the heart of our community: unique and vibrant,” Norton-Smith said. “This will be the restaurant’s only location in Montgomery County.”
The closest restaurant locations to the Dayton area are in Troy and Liberty Township.
Sarber said the new location, that seats 200 people inside and 90 people on the patio, is expected to open in November.
For more information about Agave & Rye, visit www.agaveandrye.com.