The Dublin Pub at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton is planning to build a 2,500-square-foot expansion that will include a private-events room, expanded patio seating and kitchen prep space sometime early next year, although probably not in time for the pub’s popular St. Patrick’s Day celebration, owner Steve Tieber said Friday.
The project is in its early stages, and Tieber said he has not yet secured financing or permits for it. The estimated cost is $300,000 to $350,000, he said.
“We’ve been struggling with our size for a long time, and we have to turn away customers on busy weekends,” Tieber said. “We just needed more space.”
The project would add 1,325 square feet of interior space to the restaurant, 690 square feet of covered-patio space and 260 square feet of kitchen space for a walk-in cooler and kitchen prep area, Tieber said.
Overall seating capacity, including inside and patio seating, would increase from the current 180 to about 280, the pub owner said. The pub employs 40 now and will likely add up to 10 more employees when the project is complete, Tieber said.
The project is planned for the north side of the existing pub, where a small parking lot now exists. The pub is reconfiguring its large parking lot to make up for the handful of lost parking spots, Tieber said.