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New Restaurants Open in Wright State Area

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A variety of new dining options have opened near campus recently. Both franchises and small businesses, these restaurants offer new cuisine for students to try this fall.

University Shoppes

University Shoppes plaza, located on Colonel Glenn Highway, across from WSU’s main campus, offers University community members a variety of dining options. 

Recently Crazy King Burrito opened its second U.S location in the plaza. Started by Mexican natives, Jamie and Haidee Gonzalez, the burrito joint offers a variety of traditional Mexican cuisine and burritos. 

Crazy King also offers a 10% discount to Wright One card holders. 

Kung Fu Tea, a global bubble tea brand, also recently opened a franchise in the plaza. The drink shop features fun bubble tea concessions and toppings like Kirby’s Fruity Flurry, named after the popular video game character. 

Kung Fu also offers a 10% Wright One Card discount. 

Fairfield Commons

Third Perk Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, a local Dayton business, will be expanding to a new location in the Fairfield Commons food court. 

Owner Juanita Darden has established other locations throughout the Dayton area, in downtown and at Gem City Market. The express coffee bar is set to arrive at the Fairfield Commons sometime in 2022.

Yellow Springs

Miguel Espinoza, owner of Miguel’s Tacos in Yellow Springs, opened a second location, Miguel’s Poké Island, in Yellow Springs. 

The shop allows customers to design their own poké bowls and sushi burritos, as well as order a variety of other goods like smoothies, açaí bowls and teas. The restaurant opened on July 14.

Downtown Dayton

Dayton’s first food hall, West Social Tap & Table, will open on July 25 at 1100 W. Third St. The hall will feature six independent food vendors and a bar. 

The vendors offer an array of flavors, including De’Lish, Grind House Coffee Co., ILLYS Fire Pizza, The Lumpia Queen, SOCA, and Taco Street Co. 

Located in the historic Wright-Dunbar District in downtown Dayton, the food hall is a collaborative project headed by the Dillin Corporation and is a part of the Opportunity Zone investment project. The hall will assist small businesses to reach a larger audience and bring traffic to the area. 

For more restaurants located in the Dayton area, check out the Guardian’s segment on small businesses, Dayton’s Not Dead.

Emily Lewis

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