More restaurants open in Kettering

Despite the economic problems facing the nation and region, several restaurants have opened or will soon open in Kettering. All of them serve the kind of food that Fairmont students likely enjoy.

By now, most Fairmont teens are aware that the highly popular Chipotle Mexican Grill moved south from 3910 Far Hills Ave. to a new building located in the 4300 block of Far Hills Ave., in the new Charlotte Gardens development.

This area will also be the home of Dewey’s Pizza, set to open in the spring. Based in Cincinnati, Dewey’s serves hand-tossed and stone-baked pizza. The only other Dewey’s Pizza in the area is on Jasper Street, just off of Brown Street near the University of Dayton.

Another new entry into the Kettering restaurant arena is All Stars Sports & Wings, located on Wilmington Pike just south of Stroop Road. The restaurant opened Sept. 13, 2009, at 4139 Wilmington Pike, but had to close soon after due to a lawsuit involving a non-competition agreement. An out-of-court settlement in mid-November allowed the restaurant to re-open. The building originally housed a Grindstone Charley’s restaurant, which closed in early 2008.

Finally, Norton’s Bar & Grille isn’t new to Kettering, but the restaurant and bar did relocate to a larger building closer to Fairmont High School. Norton’s moved from 2505 Wilmington Pike to 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., across from the Fraze Pavilion. Norton’s took over the space vacated by the Lincoln Park Grille, which closed Jan. 1, 2009.