Palermo’s restaurants in Kettering, West Chester are up for sale


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Palermo’s restaurants in Kettering, West Chester are up for sale

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Palermo’s Restaurant at 2667 S. Dixie Drive in Kettering. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Palermo’s Restaurant in Kettering and its sister restaurant in West Chester are for sale.

Palermo’s owner Mefail “Meef” Demnika is looking to branch out into other business ventures — although he may decide to retain ownership of one of the two restaurants, Demnika said in a release. And both restaurants remain open and operating business as usual.

Palermo's Italian Restaurant in West Chester. GREG LYNCH / STAFF Greg Lynch

“It’s time to look at other business opportunities,” Deminka said.

Demnika said the Kettering restaurant at 2667 S. Dixie Drive is the more likely candidate to remain open as Palermo’s. The Butler County location is at 6096 West Chester Rd.

“As we go through this process we want to make sure we listen to our customers, who have been very loyal,” Demnika said. “They love us, and we love them, so it’s quite possible we keep Kettering open under the right circumstances.”

Demnika has owned or operated Italian restaurants in the Dayton area for more than 15 years, starting with La Pergola on East Dorothy Lane in Kettering, which now houses an Arepas Colombian Comfort Food restaurant. He also owned Toscani’s (later Arthur’s) on Bigger Road in Kettering, which now houses Seajax Tavern.

For more information about the potential sale of the restaurants, contact Canis Digital at 937-478-5051 or

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