El Toro Mexican Bar and Grill to open new location at former Mimi's … – The Business Journals

A Mexican restaurant with more than a dozen locations in the Dayton area is opening its newest eatery at a popular shopping center.
The project may create jobs for local suppliers and contractors.
El Toro Mexican Bar & Grill has signed a lease at 4402 Walnut St., which is located at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. The building previously housed Mimi’s Bistro + Bakery, formerly known as Mimi’s Cafe, which closed in 2021 after nearly 15 years in business.
El Toro District Manager Enrique Alvarez said the company is closing its restaurant at 4448 Indian Ripple Road, which is also located in Beavercreek, in favor of the new location at The Greene. All of the restaurants 20-plus employees will move there.
Alvarez said location was the biggest factor in the decision to relocate.
“We believe it is a better location,” he said. “It will be able to give us more exposure.”
Alvarez said the timing was right, as their contract at the current Beavercreek location is expiring. If they renewed their lease, the price was set to increase.
“Our contract is up this year, so it just makes sense to change into a better location with better visuals,” he said. “The lease will increase, so it makes sense financially also.”
The new location is about the same size as El Toro’s current restaurant in Beavercreek. It will also have the same menu and hours as that location. Alvarez said he wasn’t sure how many people it will seat, but noted the new restaurant has both indoor dining and a small outdoor patio.
Alvarez also was unclear about the grand opening date. He said they are still going through the permitting process with the county and are awaiting approval of a liquor permit from the state.
“We’d like to open as soon as we possibly can, but we have to wait for the liquor license and other permits to be approved,” he said.
El Toro is one of the larger Mexican restaurant chains in the Miami Valley. It currently operates 13 restaurants with another set to open at Fairfield Commons. Its local footprint includes locations in Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Englewood, Huber Heights, Miamisburg, Springboro, Springfield and Vandalia.
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