Former Peerless Mill gets new life


The building that housed the historic Peerless Mill restaurant in Miamisburg will spring back to life Friday when the Star City Brewing Company opens to the public, and a second local brewpub, Eudora Brewing Company in Kettering, is also scheduled to open the same day.

Star City, 319 S. Second St., hosted a “soft opening” last weekend and is poised to host its grand opening from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and will be open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Eudora, at 4716 Wilmington Pike, also hosted a soft opening and will open to the public from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Star City and Eudora are among 14 brewery or brewpub projects either open or under development in the Dayton area, including the Hairless Hare in Vandalia, which opened two weeks ago. After this weekend, nine of the 14 businesses will be open. One of the breweries still in the works, the Lucky Star Brewery, will be located a block away from Star City in Miamisburg, giving the city a budding “brewery district” of sorts.

Miamisburg officials were pleased when Star City’s brewery project was announced earlier this year, saying the 14,000-square-foot building that housed the former Peerless Mill had become a target for vandals and was in danger of becoming an eyesore. The Peerless Mill served meals to generations of Miami Valley residents, operating for nearly eight decades at at 319 S. Second St. before closing in 2008.

The Eudora brewery’s “brew-your-own” component — which will allow customers to choose ingredients and a recipe and brew their own beers — is not yet operational, but is scheduled to be up and running early next year, the brewery’s founders said.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Chipotle food scare highlights issue that impacts thousands annually
Chipotle food scare highlights issue that impacts thousands annually

Chipotle is grappling with more cases of foodborne illness, an issue that causes one in six Americans to get sick annually after consuming contaminated foods or beverages. The company’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around at one of their restaurants...
Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?
Chipotle food issues: Does your local restaurant have violations?

Chipotle’s stock has taken a hit this week following foodborne illness issues at a restaurant in Virginia and a report of rodents scurrying around one of their restaurants in Texas. Chipotle executives told Business Insider that the chain temporarily closed a restaurant in Sterling, Va., after a small number of customers reported symptoms like...
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI
Air Force awards big contract to UDRI

The University of Dayton Research Institute has received a seven-year, $43 million Air Force contract to develop nonmetal materials for airplanes, spacecraft and ground vehicles. Researchers at UDRI’s campus and at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will investigate adhesives, sealants, elastomers, textiles,...
Bacon cravings push pork prices higher
Bacon cravings push pork prices higher

Your love of bacon is causing pork-belly prices to reach record highs. As more and more people reach for a pack of bacon at the grocery store, pig farmers are struggling to keep up the demand, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Pork-belly, the part of the hog used to make bacon, have risen around 80 percent in 2017. Americans bought...
Ohio unemployment rate ticks up
Ohio unemployment rate ticks up

Ohio’s unemployment rate rose slightly in June, back up to 5 percent from 4.9 percent in May. The number of unemployed in the state has gradually risen by about 10,000 people in the past year, even as the state added 56,800 jobs from June 2016 to June 2017. Non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 11,500 over the month, to 5,528...
More Stories