Some of the Miami Valley’s favorite places to eat shut their doors in 2017.
Here are 7 notable eateries that closed:
After nearly a dozen years in business, Octavio Garcia closed his Taco Loco restaurant at 5392 Burkhardt Road in Riverside,
The spot was notable as the second place winner of Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton taco category. It closed for good on Jan. 31.
Garcia told this news organization his brother Ramon Garcia, the owner of Taqueria Garcia Mobil, would take over the space.
“He is going to change the name,” Octavio Garcia said. “He say he is going to be better (than me). That’s what he says, but who knows.”
Paddy’s Irish Pub
Paddy’s Irish Pub, a restaurant-bar that has operated as an Irish pub for 13 years, closed its doors permanently in April. “As a final thank you to our loyal customers, we are offering a 50 percent discount on food and discount drink special through Saturday,” said Scott Anderson, owner of Paddy’s Irish Pub.
The space, at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville, previously housed Tavern on Main, and, before that, Beef O’Brady’s operated a pub there for 10 years until 2014.
“I’m not sure if it was the location or what, but the sales never materialized,” Anderson said of Paddy’s. “We nurtured it for two years and decided that it was just time to shut it down.”
Caddy’s Tap House (Miami Twp.)
Caddy’s Tap House at 9400 N. Springboro Pike in Miami Twp., closed its doors permanently on May 10. The restaurant was shut down “due to a lack of performance,” said owner and founder Billy Joe Deck.
The Caddy’s Tap House across from the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek remains open and operating, as does the Cadillac Jack’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fairborn.
“The owners would like to thank all of its customers and local businesses for their support through the years,” Deck told this news outlet. “Above all, they would like to thank their employees. You can visit one of their two other locations in Beavercreek or in Fairborn.”
Mudlick Tap House (Germantown)
The founders of the Mudlick Tap House in Germantown closed its doors on May 15 in order to gear up to open their new gastropub in downtown Dayton. The founders said the decision to close was made, in part, because Mudlick quickly outgrew the leased Germantown space.
The founders opened the new Mudlick Tap House Dayton in July. The restaurant offers a broad menu ranging from sandwiches to entrees with a dozen beer taps, all devoted to craft beers, and serves cocktails and wine as well.
A Kettering business that operated for seven years, first as Hawthorn Grill and then re-branded as Sweet Prince Deli, closed in early July with an announcement on Facebook.
Four months before closing, the restaurant dramatically overhauled their concept from a full-service restaurant to a breakfast and lunch spot.
“All good things must come to an end,” Hawthorn Grill restaurant founder Candace Rinke said in a Facebook message to her customers, dated June 30 “I have experienced great joy, sorrow, frustration, excitement and pride while cooking for you these last seven years, but alas, this chapter of my life must now come to a close. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the love and appreciation I have experienced here.”
Flying Tiger Chinese Restaurant
The Flying Tiger Chinese Restaurant in Fairborn closed its doors on July 23 after being open since the late 1980s.
The son and daughter of the restaurant’s founders told this news organization there is a chance they will look to open a new Flying Tiger restaurant after taking a break of at least six months.
The space will now be the location of a new Burger King restaurant.
McCormick & Schmick’s
McCormick & Schmick’s, a full-service seafood restaurant that was one of the flagship restaurants at The Greene Towne Center, closed in September.
The restaurant was one of The Greene’s flagship eateries, and it occupied a prime location overlooking the center’s “town square.” It had operated for more than a decade, opened within months of The Greene itself opening in 2006.
The corporate parent of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood closed or shed nearly one-third of the restaurants nationwide since purchasing the chain in 2012.