Champps restaurant served up a knock out punch

Champps closes in Washington Township. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

WASHINGTON TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – A once popular restaurant got a knock out punch Wednesday.

Champps on Washington Village Drive in Washington Township closed its doors for good.

Company spokesperson, Rick Van Warner, tells 2 NEWS the restaurant was underperforming for some time.

Four full time employees and 60 part time workers are affected. The four managers received severance pay, as did some part-timers based on their longevity with the company.

Champps opened for business at the Washington Township site in 1998. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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