As first announced in February of 2014, a second FUSIAN location opens Thursday, May 28th in the brand new Oak Creek Crossing retail development. This newly built shopping center in SR-725 already is home to;
- Zoup! – fast-casual soup concept restaurant with 12 rotating daily varieties and made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Opens May 14.
- PetPeople – 4,500-square-foot store with high-quality, natural pet foods and supplies
- Elements Massage– 2nd location for this therapeutic massage business
- El Rancho Grande Restaurant – sit-down Mexican restaurant – Opening soon
- Whole Foods – 45,000-square-foot store is this specialty grocer’s first Dayton-area location – Opening June 3rd
The quick serve sushi concept opened their first restaurant in 2010 and the Washington Township store is the 2nd Dayton location, with 3 in the Cincinnati market and 1 currently in Columbus, with 3 more scheduled to open still this year. In 2016 they’ll add at least 2 more in Cincinnati and when we asked owners Zack and Josh Weprin and Steve Harman, who are UD grads, about more in Dayton we got no answer but a sly grin, which I guess means more to come. “We love Dayton… it’s where we grew up, and it’s where we consider home. Our continued efforts to bring our food and our company to new markets would not be possible without supportive communities, a great team, and amazing customers!”
A 10 piece sushi roll will set you back about $8 and you can add a cucumber or seaweed salad or edamame side to your meal for just a few dollars more. Just like at Chipotle, you move down the line to custom build your roll, starting with a seaweed or soy wrapper, brown or white rice, choose a protein, salmon, chicken, shrimp, tuna, crab mix or tofu, then add veggies of your choice and top off with a sauce. The food at FUSIAN is always fresh and sourced locally when possible.
According to FUSIAN HR Manager Teresa Perretta 25 new team members were added to the FUSIAN family to open this location. She said “staffing it was easy, we’ve had a wait list at the Brown Street store for 2 years. Finding a crew that is passionate about what we do it makes all the difference in the world to us. We’re all about community and transparency, which is why this new design is a prototype for all our new builds now. You can see from the front door to the kitchen and that’s purposeful.”
If the soft opening was any indication, we expect FUSIAN will be packed from the moment it opens its doors at 11am to 10pm seven days a week. The 58 seat eater will donate all proceeds tomorrow from 6-8pm to Crayons To Classrooms. And be sure and check out their Olive + FUSIAN COLLAB Sushi Roll which results in a $1 donation to Crayons To Classroom for each one sold.