Why is it page 1 when closing and page 8 when opening?

The Dayton Daily News might be the number one reason for Dayton’s low self-esteem. After all, when a restaurant closes, it’s front page news, but when it reopens under new management- it’s buried on page 8.

Iconic restaurant to reopen, reinvented, as The Brunch Club
The Breakfast Club Cafe — a breakfast-and-lunch mainstay at South Main Street and South Patterson Boulevard for decades until it closed in April — will reopen in early November as The Brunch Club, and will retain most of the former restaurants menu as well as some of its employees.

Jim Koehnen will operate the restaurant with his business partner Jim Vari. Bothalso co-own the Fairway Inn at Kittyhawk Golf Course in Dayton.

The Brunch Club is at 601 S. Main St. Downtown Dayton at the corner of Main and Patterson. Its hours will be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday 937 222-7411

I’m looking forward to having another option for breakfast close to South Park.

Needless to say, neither the opening or closing of a restaurant is front page news, we need to save that for Doc’s accused of downloading kiddy porn.

Look at the newspapers of cities that aren’t in decline and note the different tenor of the stories. The Dayton Daily News has more in common with the National Enquirer than it does the Cincinnati Enquirer, even though they are trying to copy the Cincy papers digital strategies at every turn.

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