Chicago Gyros and Dogs restaurant is poised to move from its current location at 520 Wilmington Ave. in Dayton to a new and larger home at 3979 Indian Ripple Road east of The Greene in Beavercreek.
The restaurant’s last day at its Wilmington Avenue location will be Nov. 27, and, “We’re shooting for the first week of December” to open in Beavercreek, restaurant manager Lisa Bratton said Friday. The Beavercreek location previously housed City Views Diner.
Chicago Gyros has already added a couple of employees to help train them before the move, and will add three or four more, to employ up to 10 people, by the time it opens in Beavercreek, Bratton said.
The small strip shopping center on Wilmington Avenue that Chicago Gyros and Dogs currently occupies has been purchased by Hospice of Dayton and may be demolished. The nonprofit bought the center last year for $350,000 to accommodate potential future expansion, Hospice officials said in May, just after another tenant in the center, Donuts by Thacker’s, closed.
City Views Diner opened in September 2009. It closed earlier this year, and the space has been vacant since.
Bratton said Chicago Gyros and Dogs owners Gary and Travis Brinkman chose the Beavercreek location in part because it had kitchen equipment that was ready to use. The layout of the Beavercreek restaurant will be similar to City Views Diner, which held 76 diners. That’s at least four times as much seating capacity as the current location has.