Let’s see if the Dayton Daily Newsless can manage some restraint

I’m sure the DDN will put this on the front page- and attribute it to the economy, the Greene or any number of other gloom and doom scenarios.

I’d like to think a business can shut down for renovations in Dayton and not make the front page.

Local Italian restaurant closes for renovation – Dayton Business Journal:
Dominic’s Italian and American Restaurant on Main Street is closed for repairs and has no reopening date set, said Annie Mantia, owner.

Mantia said the restaurant is working on kitchen repairs and updating other equipment.

Mantia would not comment further.

Dominic’s, 1066 S. Main St. in Dayton, has been open for 50 years. The restaurant is known for its Italian cuisine and garlic-laden salad dressing.

When I came to Dayton in 1983 to visit Wright State and find a place to live- I drove around town looking for a place to eat that wasn’t a chain. I found Dominic’s all on my own, and had a veal parmigiana and their famous garlic salad dressing. It may be one of the reasons when I bought my house, I bought in South Park- closer to Dominic’s.

And, while I don’t think it’s been the same since Sonny Mantia died a couple of years ago- it still had the best garlic salad around.

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