plans for Peachs
The Village Drive Thru closed its doors for the last time on Friday, Nov.
1, to make room for an expansion project at Peachs Grill, 104 Xenia
When that project is complete, Peachs will grow by 3,000 square
feet. The bar and restaurant plans to add a second full bar, a dance floor
and a stage for live music.
By constructing a new stage, Don Beard, co-owner of Peachs, said
he hopes the business will attract larger musical acts to Yellow Springs.
I hope it will be a focal point for the community, he said.
Construction at Peachs began on Monday, Nov. 4, to coincide with
the slow- down in business the bar experiences during the winter. The
project is tentatively expected to be completed in early January.
Over six months of planning culminated in the final design, which includes
space for 206 people, tripling the businesss current capacity.
The expansion project may also create new jobs at the bar next spring,
however, Beard said, that will be determined later.
The construction plans also include more space for parking. The Village
requires a business the size of Peachs to provide parking for 40
cars. The Village Board of Zoning Appeals this fall granted Peachs
a special exception to the Villages parking requirements, allowing
the bar to provide parking for 16 automobiles. Rob Hillard, the Village
manager and zoning administrator, said the Village hopes Peachs
can provide a few more parking spaces.