Beavercreek’s Wandering Griffin set to open within next month

Inside one of the bar areas of Beavercreek's The Wandering Griffin. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)
Inside one of the bar areas of Beavercreek's The Wandering Griffin. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) — Beavercreek’s first independently operated micro-brewery is set to open within the next month.

The Wandering Griffin restaurant and bar will open on Presidential Drive, in the former Quaker Steak & Lube building.

Tony Griffin, part-owner for the Wandering Griffin, says the inside will be hardly recognizable from the previous tenants.

“You want to have a place that’s very interesting, very warm and inviting for people. It gives them a reason to come back many many times,” he added, “maybe some of the unique features of the building will unfold to them over multiple visits,”

Stepping inside the restaurant–you’ll be greeted by a hostess standing behind a stand made of nearly 500-year-old reclaimed wood.

There’s always something new and interesting to see,” he said.

Every corner of the establishment has pieces of Dayton’s history brought back to life.

Reclaimed wood used in the outdoor patio bar. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)
Reclaimed wood used in the outdoor patio bar. (Photo by: WDTN/Jake Ryle)

“We have many varieties of reclaimed historic building material that was in buildings around the Dayton region. There was a lot of unique craftsmanship from craftsman in the area to help pull all of it together.”

Griffin says they’re pushing to have the restaurant finished by the end of October. From there — Greene County officials will inspect the facility.

“We’re going to re-open as a bar, restaurant and coffee shop,” Griffin said, “Once we get going, we’ll apply for permits to pursue a brewery as well.”

The restaurant is divided into several themed areas — including an early aviation area, a coffee shop, and a late 1800’s bar. The Wandering Griffin will also feature an outdoor patio and bar.

Griffin says the restaurant will feature local craft beers on-tap for the opening, and will venture into brewing craft beer by Summer 2017.

If you’re interested in applying for a job at the Wandering Griffin click here.

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