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Below is just a sampling of some of the most notable restaurants coming to the Dayton area.
Popularly known as a “bar-cade," Bar 145 will feature at least 20 vintage arcade games and seven Nintendo tabletop games that will be free for customers to play. The bar is scheduled to open Monday, Nov. 21 at Austin Landing, next to Bar Louie.
Bibibop Asian Grill set opening day as Dec. 1 for its first Dayton-area restaurant at 1200 Brown St. near the University of Dayton. Bibibop will serve a Korean-inspired menu and will operate with a fast-casual, build-your-own service concept similar to Chipotle.
This microbrewery and taproom is looking to open shop in Middletown. Rolling Mill will specialize in gluten-free lagers and ales and expects to open in fall of 2017.
Lock 27 Brewing in Centerville will open a second brewery and a pub-restaurant overlooking Fifth Third Field’s main plaza in downtown Dayton. The new brewery and 130-seat pub are projected to open in April 2017.
Mudlick Tap House has plans to open in spring 2017 in the former Club Aquarius space at 135 E. Second St. in Downtown Dayton. The tap house will offer a broad menu, all dishes made from scratch, have about a dozen beer taps, all devoted to craft beers, and will serve cocktails and wine as well.
The future Rapid Fired restaurant at 2001 E. Dorothy Lane previously housed Krispy Kreme until the doughnut shop shut its doors Jan. 31, 2016. The fast-casual pizza chain plans to open the new store later this year.
A new Submarine House, located in the Normandy Square Shopping Center in Washington Twp., has plans to open its doors in either late December 2016 or early January 2017.
In August, Toxic Brew revealed it had purchased riverfront land north of downtown to build a brewery and tap room that overlooks the river. Construction on the project will begin in spring 2017.