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Published: Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
— The Oregon District knows how to shop.
While the historic streets were once only a place to party the night away, now there’s so much more to offer from the businesses up and down 5th Street. The district is teeming with great restaurants, great shopping, and the owners of the Oregon District businesses want to reward you for your local business spending habits.
>> Gift Guide: How to buy for everyone on your list in downtown Dayton
Now through the holidays, when you shop at participating Oregon District establishments, you can stamp away to win some major prizes. Simply pick up an Oregon District Holiday Stamp card and shop your way down the street. Each place you visit will get you another stamp. Once you collect 6 stamps, you’re entered to win.
There are five weekly drawings to win goodie baskets overflowing with gift cards and merchandise from Oregon District Businesses. Each basket is valued at $200. But that’s not where it ends.
On New Year’s Eve, one lucky winner’s shopping can truly begin. You could win a $1,000 gift card to go on a spree on the Oregon District. Spend your newly earned $1,000 as you like, at one shop or any of the participating locations. How would you spend $1,000 in the Oregon District? I can think of a few ways.
>> PHOTOS: Oregon Historic District Candlelight Tour
Participating locations include:
Published: Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 7:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Two restaurants have opened at The Greene Town Center — and there’s still one (that will be locally owned) that’s gearing up to open soon.
The new Pan-Asian restaurant called Ace Asian Cafe opened on April 20, 2018 in the location that used to be Choe’s Asian Gourmet.
The owners are no strangers to the space: they owned and operated a restaurant at that very spot for more than two years.
Also returning to the restaurant is the original sushi chef, known as Mr. Kim. In addition to sushi, the restaurant will offer Korean barbecue dishes along with a variety of Thai and Chinese options. Patio seating, a sushi bar and a full cocktail, wine and beer list are also available.
The restaurant located in one of The Greene Town Center’s newest and most prominent tenant spaces is finally open.
>>INSIDE LOOK: The highly-anticipated taco shop at The Greene is now open
Fuzzy’s Taco will be located in a relatively new building that faces Indian Ripple Road at The Greene’s main entrance. It’s home to a Mattress Firm store, and was originally going to house the Dayton area’s first World of Beer pub until World of Beer pulled out of the deal in the summer of 2016.
Founded in 2003, Fort Worth, Texas-based Fuzzy’s Taco Shop serves authentic Mexican dishes such as Baja-style tacos, white queso and jumbo burritos in addition to frozen margaritas and beer. The chain operates more than 120 locations across the country, including one in Toledo and one on North High Street in Columbus’ Arena District. A Cincinnati location at 165 W. McMillan St. is listed as “coming soon” on the chain’s web site.
3. Sinful Orchard
Signage has popped up for Sinful Orchard, a locally owned restaurant coming to the east side of The Greene near the Von Maur department store.
Shaine Sullivan, co-founder and general manager of the Sinful Orchard, couldn’t be reached this week, but he told this news outlet in mid-February that the restaurant could open as early as April. “We have our local sources lined up with some excellent products,” Sullivan said.
On the restaurant’s web site, founders say the Sinful Orchard “is not a chain restaurant; it goes beyond the commonplace fare. Specialties will include smoked meats, appetizers, daily specials, happy hour deals, drinks and more. Prepare to be blown away by the vast array of hand-crafted beers, some of which are currently not offered in this area. Wine and alcoholic beverages will also be on display for your consumption.”
“We at The Orchard are excited to bring to you our idea of fresh, homemade food. What sets The Orchard apart is that all vegetables and meats will be raised and hand-selected locally. Breads and specials will be prepared fresh daily and made from scratch using actual handed down recipes that have been used generationally.”
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 1:02 PM
— Downtown Fairborn just got a new brew spot — and we’re not talking beer.
Grind House Coffee and Tea Company’s official grand opening in Fairborn is happening today.
Additional Grind House retail coffee shops are in the works in local Meijer stores after the opening of the Huber Heights location, owner Bill Miller. The Grind House founder said he also is looking to open free-standing stores as the brand expands through the Dayton-Cincinnati region.
Grind House Coffee and Tea Company was started in 2015 as an online retailer.
The Grind House Coffee and Tea Company imports beans from all over the world, including coffee and tea farms in Kenya, Southeast Asia and South America.
Want to go?
WHAT: Grind House Coffee and Tea Company
WHERE: 313 W. Main St., Fairborn
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 12:24 PM
— A stone’s throw from Dayton is the little town of Yellow Springs.
It’s a really chill, colorful and inviting place to be and has so much to offer just about everyone. Here are just a few things you can do on a visit:
Note: depending on season/temperature, some trails may be closed. So be sure to check before you go!
Plan a day at Young’s and grab a couple scoops of homemade Cow Patty ice cream (it sounds unappetizing, but it’s actually the most amazing dose of chocolate you will EVER have) and play a game of putt-putt, hit some golf balls at the driving range, or hit a few home runs in the batting cages with your date or family. Once you’ve hit 18 holes-in-one and fulfilled that ice cream fix, you can head over to the barn to hang out with some majorly cute goats, calves, and maybe a pig or two. If you stay for dinner, you can walk over to the Golden Jersey Inn for a bacon wrapped pork chop.
In the summertime, there is nothing more fun than going camping and roasting marshmallows by a campfire all night long. John Bryan State Park is one of the best places to go camping in the Miami Valley, and it’s a beautiful area with a ton to do. After you’ve set up camp, go hiking or biking on the trails (they connect to Clifton Gorge), fishing in the Little Miami River, and go rock climbing in one of the designated spots. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, John Bryan is definitely a great place to go.
If you’re ever bored on a sunny day, Glen Helen is a great place to hike. Bring a camera, because while you’re walking you can expect to see cliffs, waterfalls, a variety of wildlife, wooden bridges and a ton of beautiful trees. While you’re at the Glen you can also visit The Trailside Science Museum, The Raptor Center, and The Outdoor Education Center to see resident birds, grab maps, and learn more about the various programs and hikes hosted there.
>> PHOTOS: Hiking Clifton Gorge in the middle of winter
If you’re a geology lover, Clifton Gorge is a beautiful display of dolomite and limestone as well as an example of interglacial and post-glacial canyon cutting. During a hot summer day, the Gorge is a great place to hike and cool off because it is shaded by the cliffs and trees that tower over the area. The Little Miami River also runs through the Gorge, so take a moment to stop and look for turtles and other creatures (but don’t pick them up!). Just observe and enjoy.
Downtown Yellow Springs is always bustling with activity and houses some of the neatest shops you can find. Stop by Super Fly Comics to snag the latest issue of The Walking Dead or your favorite anime, and then walk down the street to The Spirited Goat for a creamy chai latte. You can visit Mr. Eko, the sweetest cat ever in Dark Star Books and maybe you can spot Dave Chappelle hanging out near Dino’s coffee shop. When you’ve finished shopping, visit the Yellow Springs Brewery for a cold pint. Yellow Springs also hosts a ton of popular events like the Street Fairs, the Zombie Walk in the fall, music festivals, and much more.
Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:09 PM
— A Dayton restaurant that has been serving up very, very late-night grub for decades is dramatically cutting back its hours of operation.
Tank's Bar and Grill, the much-loved tavern at 2033 Wayne Ave., announced the changes in a Facebook post.
“To all our most valued customers. To continue to give the most phenomenal experience, Tanks will be adjusting our hours. Due to decrease in late night business and finding quality staff, our new hours starting Monday April 23 will be as follows: kitchen hours- Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday our kitchen (will be open) 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Bar will be open till 11 on Sun-Thur. And until 2 on Friday and Saturday.
Please note all carryouts must be phoned in 30 minutes before kitchen closing.
You may of course order food up until closing time of kitchen to enjoy in dining room. We will have been in Dayton 31 years In May and want to continue to serve Dayton and our Great customers! You are the reason for our work, not the interruption!”
The restaurant — which serves dinner, lunch and all-day breakfast — has been open 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily for many years.
This is the second time the restaurant has cut its hours in recent months.
In October, Tank’s announced it would close at 1 a.m., and its kitchen would close at midnight on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Its hours Wednesday through Saturday remained the same, with the bar closing at 2:30 a.m. and the kitchen at 2 a.m.
NEW KITCHEN HOURS
As noted above, the new kitchen hours are:
Sunday through Thursday — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (the bar will close at 11 p.m.)
Friday and Saturday — 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday (the bar will close at 2 a.m.)
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TANK’S
Known for its burgers, omelettes, grilled cheese sandwiches and “Road Kill” Chili, Tank’s grabbed first place in the 2017 Dayton.com Best of Dayton reader poll.
Since it opened in 1987 in the former home of Walnut Hills Bar, Tank’s has become an iconic Dayton institution.
A message was left for Debra Tankersley, Tank’s owner and the widow of Tank’s founder Dan “Tank” Tankersley, seeking additional comments.
WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ...
Many of the restaurant’s customers did not take the news well, as it was posted by the restaurant on Facebook.
While there were many positive responses to the restaurant’s Facebook post, a few customers said they would no longer return to the restaurant or feared that dark days are ahead for the restaurant.
In exchanges with customers on the Facebook page, the restaurant said the hour changes should not be taken as a bad sign.
“I can assure you Tanks is NOT closing ever. We simply have to adjust to what makes us better. Trying to find quality staff to work late at night when we do not have the business to support it is not fair to them,” the restaurant’s Facebook administrator responded to one Facebook comment.
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