Dot’s Market to open third store in Centerville: ‘We really felt at home’

Dot's Market plans to expand to the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville. Dot’s new store will be located at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 176, where the former Earth Fare grocery chain was located. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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Dot's Market plans to expand to the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville. Dot’s new store will be located at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 176, where the former Earth Fare grocery chain was located. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

A locally owned and independently operated grocery store is expanding in the Miami Valley.

Dot’s Market is opening a third location at Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville, owner Nick Moshos confirmed.

He told the Dayton Daily News his goal is to grow and expand the Dot’s Market brand.

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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Moshos took over ownership of the Kettering store, located at 2274 Patterson Road, in 2019 after being a bag boy for 11 years. Prior to becoming owner, he paid his way through college with his Dot’s paychecks. When he graduated from Wright State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in human resources he had several job interviews, but found himself at Dot’s inquiring about buying the store.

“I was looking to do something big,” Moshos recalled.

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Moshos became owner of the Bellbrook store, located at 118 W. Franklin Street, a little over a year ago when former owner, Robert Bernhard Jr., was ready to retire from the grocery store business.

Dot’s new store will be located at 101 E. Alex Bell Road, Suite 176, where the former Earth Fare grocery chain was located. Moshos said there were several different opportunities for a third location, but Cross Pointe Shopping Center made the most sense.

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

Credit: Submitted Photo

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Dot’s Market is opening a third location at the Cross Pointe Shopping Center in Centerville where Earth Fare was previously located.

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“My biggest draw to Cross Pointe is every business in Cross Pointe is locally owned and independently operated just like Dot’s Market,” Moshos said. “We really felt at home.”

The full service grocery store is known for its fresh cut meats, broasted chicken, chicken salad and several other deli items.

Moshos said customers will be able to find the same products at the new store as their other two locations. He said the new space is about 7,000 square feet bigger than their current locations, so they will be able to have additional products and services at the new store.

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Dot’s Market at Cross Pointe will open “as soon as possible,” Moshos said.

He said he is excited about the “overwhelmingly positive” response from the community and looks forward to working with them in the future.

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Dot’s Market in Kettering was sold to Nick Moshos in 2019. He started at Dot’s as a bag boy when he was 16. STAFF PHOTO / HOLLY SHIVELY

Dot’s Market in Kettering was sold to Nick Moshos in 2019. He started at Dot’s as a bag boy when he was 16. STAFF PHOTO / HOLLY SHIVELY

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Dot’s Market in Kettering was sold to Nick Moshos in 2019. He started at Dot’s as a bag boy when he was 16. STAFF PHOTO / HOLLY SHIVELY

“I always wanted to do something big, but I never expected it to be this big,” Moshos said. “My family and I are very blessed to have this opportunity.”

For more information, visit the grocery store’s Facebook page or website.

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