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Restaurant news: 2 sales and 3 announcements in Butler and Warren counties this week

Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 8:26 AM

One of the first Ohio locations of the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant has settled on when and where it will open in Warren County.

It’s been a busy seven days in restaurant news for Butler and Warren counties.

Here’s a look at the week in food:

West Chester building that has been 3 restaurants sold for $2.1M

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A Butler County property that has housed three restaurants in the past 10 years has been sold.

The building at 7701 Voice of America Centre Drive in West Chester Twp. sold April 17 for $2.1 million, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office property records.

The 7,178-square-foot building was built in 2003 on 1.7 acres of land on the northeast corner of Cox and Tylersville roads in the Voice of America Centre shopping center.

READ MORE: What about the building’s history?

Iconic Middletown restaurant opened in 1934 gets new owners, will continue operating

A decades-old, iconic Butler County restaurant is getting new owners.

Ken Ledford and Emily Profitt, who purchased The Meadows at 2102 Yankee Road in Middletown in 2014 and reopened it after a two-year closure, have sold to new owners.

The upscale restaurant posted to Facebook on Sunday, thanking customers who supported them for the last five years.

READ MORE: What’s next for The Meadows?

Large new restaurant and family entertainment center coming to Liberty Center

In the Game, a family entertainment center and restaurant, is slated to open in 16,000 square feet between The Roosevelt Room and Cobb Bistro at Liberty Center in spring 2020.

That’s according to JLL, the professional services and investment management company that took over Liberty Center’s leasing and management last August.

In The Game will offer a menu featuring burgers, chicken wings, salads, hand-tossed pizza and “a creative adult drink menu,” courtesy of Illinois-based Family Entertainment Group LLC, which operates five other locations.

READ MORE: What will the entertainment center include?

Chicken Salad Chick discloses when, where it will open new area location

One of the first Ohio locations of the nation’s only Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant has settled on when and where it will open in Warren County.

Chicken Salad Chick’s new franchise in Mason will open this fall at 6209 Snider Road in the Snider Commons shopping center.

It will follow the brand’s debut in Ohio next month in Westerville, near Columbus. Those two restaurants kick off a string of Chicken Salad Chick development in the state with additional restaurants slated to open in the Cincinnati market in Anderson and Oakley later this year.

READ MORE: What makes Chicken Salad Chick different?

Sports bar and restaurant chain Twin Peaks plans first area location in West Chester

Restaurant and sports bar chain Twin Peaks will open a new location in Butler County later this year, followed by six locations in southwest and central Ohio.

Construction will start next month at 9424 Civic Centre Blvd. in West Chester Twp., the former site of casual dining restaurant Champps, according to Ed Williams, managing member of franchisee JEB Food Group LLC.

Launched in suburban Dallas in 2005, Twin Peaks bills its restaurants as “the ultimate sports lodge featuring made-from-scratch food and the coldest beer in the business, served by friendly and attractive Twin Peaks Girls.” Locations also feature multiple fire pits on a patio.

READ MORE: What’s next for Twin Peaks in the wider region?