Huber Flowerama open for Valentines, will close in coming months

Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 11:41 AM


            Flowerama in Huber Heights, 6007 Old Troy Pike, is open for business for a few more months, the store’s owner said Feb. 9, 2018. CONTRIBUTED / MONTGOMERY COUNTY AUDITOR
Flowerama in Huber Heights, 6007 Old Troy Pike, is open for business for a few more months, the store’s owner said Feb. 9, 2018. CONTRIBUTED / MONTGOMERY COUNTY AUDITOR

The owner of the Flowerama store in Huber Heights said his location at 6007 Old Troy Pike is open for business for the next couple of months — including this week for Valentines Day — but will close in coming months, pending a deal with Casey’s General Store to build a new gas station on the corner lot.

“Flowerama is still open and running at the moment,” said owner Mark Callahan. “We are going to close that location. That will probably be a month or two down the road.”

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Callahan said Casey’s General Stores approached him to ask about purchasing the lot. Callahan said the timing to close the Flowerama works out because his franchise for the location will soon expire.

“The 20-year franchise is due to end this year,” he told the Dayton Daily News. “The only thing you can do is sign up for another 10 years to stay in business or close down … I plan on being retired within 10 years.”

“Casey’s came forward and made us a perfect offer and it was within the timeframe,” he said.

Callahan said that he will continue to operate Flowerama locations in Riverside at 490 Woodman Drive and in Kettering at 3000 Shroyer Road. He said those franchises still have about a decade left before expiring.

“If someone is willing to purchase those franchises from us, we would sell,” he said.

The new 4,685 square foot Casey’s retail convenience store and gas station could be one of the company’s biggest in Ohio, Huber Heights Councilman Richard Shaw said.

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Report: Winn-Dixie owner preparing for bankruptcy, up to 200 stores could close

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:23 PM

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30:  A Winn-Dixie store sign is pictured on April 30, 2004 in Miami, Florida.
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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 30: A Winn-Dixie store sign is pictured on April 30, 2004 in Miami, Florida.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Winn-Dixie owner Bi-Lo is preparing for bankruptcy, according to a Bloomberg report.

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Up to 200 stores could close as part of a bankruptcy filing, Bloomberg reported. According to Winn-Dixie's website, the retailer has locations in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

The bankruptcy filing could come as early as next month, Bloomberg reported. 

Bi-Lo has not publicly confirmed any bankruptcy plans.

Traditional grocery stores have faced increased competition from online retailers like Amazon.

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Roosters to move to former Caddy’s location 

Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 7:54 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 4:03 PM

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Roosters is planning to open a restaurant in Miami Twp., with plans to replace another nearby location.

A limited liability company affiliated with the casual dining chain bought a restaurant property at 9400 Springboro Pike, which was formerly home to Caddy’s Tap House.

Officials with Roosters couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.

Tracey Herron, with Equity Inc., who represented Roosters in the real estate deal, said the location will replace its smaller leased store at 103 N. Springboro Pike near the Dayton Mall.

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The 8,500-square-foot restaurant is near the Interstate 75 and 675 interchange.

Roosters Real Estate LLC bought the property for $1.7 million in a sale recorded Dec. 1 by Montgomery County.

Caddy’s shut down its restaurant and bar at the location in May due to poor performance, the restaurant owner said at the time.

marketing flyer by Oberer Realty, which had been listing the property for sale, stated about 54,832 people live within three miles of the restaurant with an average household income of $79,657.

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St. Mary’s trailer dealer opens Harrison Twp. site

Published: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 3:49 PM

Midway Trailers.
Midway Trailers.

A St. Mary’s trailer and snow-plow dealer is expanding into the Dayton area.

Midway Trailers Sales was born in 1999 as a small trailer sales lot and repair facility, purchased 13 years later by Roger and Deb Miller.

The Millers expanded Midway’s selection and has brought the business to a new home in Harrison Township, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce said.

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“When we started looking into expanding the business, it was obvious that Dayton needed a hometown dealer,” Bryan Hoersten, Dayton store manager, said in a chamber release. “The new store is very exciting for everyone in the company and we look forward to making long lasting relationships with our new and old customers in Dayton.”

The new 7,500-square-foot facility has more than 200 trailers on the lot. The location will employ four people, with plans to hire another two to three in the immediate future, the chamber said.

A ribbon cutting and open house are planned for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the new location, 5135 Wadsworth Road.

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NEW FLIGHT: United adds new nonstop flight from Dayton

Published: Friday, January 05, 2018 @ 2:11 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

United adds new flight

United Airlines will add a new nonstop flight from the Dayton International Airport to Houston.

Dayton was one of eight cities chosen by United for the nonstop routes, according to the city. The new flights will begin June 7.

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"For more than 30 years, United Airlines has helped connect Dayton to the world," said Michael Quiello, United's vice president of Corporate Safety. "We are excited to announce another new choice for our customers traveling to Houston and connecting to key destinations."

The addition of this new destination will be the 17th nonstop destination from Dayton airport. Dayton airport is currently served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Allegiant Air and United Airlines.

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It’s been a year of changes for the Dayton International Airport — from fluctuating passenger traffic to new, discount flight destinations and a mix-up in air carriers. 

In June 2016, Southwest Airlines halted service at the Dayton airport in favor of adding flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The move impacted the Dayton airport’s traffic numbers and average fare prices.

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Allegiant, after its first full year of service in Dayton, continues its growth with new flights down south to Florida and Myrtle Beach. 

Allegiant officials told this news organization that the low-cost carrier has seen continued success in the Dayton market since its first flight in April 2016.

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