By Angela T. Koenig
Businesses have come and gone along Parkcrest Lane in Westwood. The newest arrival plans to stick around for a while.
A Golden Corral restaurant, part of a national chain, is under construction there. It will be the 21st store to open in the Frisch's Restaurant Inc. franchise, which includes Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron, Canton and Cleveland in Ohio, and Louisville.
"Westwood is the only market we weren't in yet in the Greater Cincinnati area," said Frisch's spokeswoman Karen Maier.
The 10,000-square-foot store, she said, will seat 378 patrons and employ about 150 people. It is scheduled to open in July.
Maier said no marketing study was used to determine a need here, but customer comments at other locations such as Colerain Avenue and Ridge Road indicated Western Hills would be a good fit.
The new location - between Glenway and Robb avenues - has seen turnover in recent years, but Maier and at least one local community leader, Mike Brestel, vice president of the Westwood Civic Association, are confident the restaurant will change that trend.
"We think it's great. I think it will be a very popular restaurant on the west side because it will be well advertised as a destination," Brestel said.
"It's been hard for businesses to stay open there," he said. "They don't get much traffic on that street and people don't know that they are there."
Maier said the company plans eventually to have 41 stores in the franchise. The chain currently has eight Greater Cincinnati locations.
Club scene is busy, but so are local inspectors
No sprinklers 'footprint' in club disasters
It shouldn't have happened again, say veterans of 1977 tragedy
Daughter follows military path
A show, plus a festival
IN THE TRISTATE
Man indicted in stolen funds case
Family, friends mourn teenager
Accused robber tried to hire hit man on witness, police say
Pupils find ways to use new tablet computers
Norwood, builders making pact
Golden Corral adding Westwood restaurant
Obituary: The Rev. Edward Stolze
Tristate A.M. Report
RADEL: Can you hear me yet?
GUTIERREZ: Mansion for sale
FAITH MATTERS: 'Women of the South' on display
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Mold in apartments nearly cleaned up
Composer's visit warms singers
Hunting preserve maintains permit
Group opposing new development
Ky. Senate leader: Slots are long shot
Ky. bill intended to protect buyers
Bidder wants 2nd chance
Senate bill would make dog, cat torture felony
Four arrested in armed holdup of video store
Blasted factory future uncertain