Focal Pointe Eye Care opened a new location in late August at 7227 Liberty Way in West Chester Twp. The building provides twice the space as its former spot in a medical condo on West VOA Park Drive. CONTRIBUTED
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Eye care practice doubles in size with move to West Chester

An eye care practice with a presence in West Chester opened a new facility there late last month.

Dr. Michael Lyons of Focal Pointe Eye Care invested more than $2.6 million into property acquisition and construction of a building at 7227 Liberty Way in West Chester Twp.

The move is aimed at retaining and expanding the practice’s patient base, Lyons said.

Located on Liberty Way just east of Cincinnati Dayton Road in West Chester Twp., the new building provides twice the space as its former spot in a medical condo at 7760 West VOA Park Drive, he said.

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The modern, full-service optometric clinic features state-of-the-art equipment and an eyewear boutique, Lyons said.

He earned a bachelor’s of science in biology with a minor in art in 1997 at Ohio University, then studied optometry at The Ohio State University College of Optometry, earning his doctoral degree in 2001. Following his graduation, he was accepted into the Ocular Disease Residency program at Cincinnati Eye Institute. From there, he joined the Cincinnati Eye Institute’s Corneal, Refractive, and Uveitis Clinic, working there full-time until 2008 before opening Focal Pointe Eye Care

Lyons said his years of experience helped him design a facility that is welcoming to patients and their families.

The practice also includes Lyon’s wife, Liz, who works as chief financial officer and office manager.

McAlister’s Deli

A new dining option appears to be headed to a new location Fairfield Twp.

Fast casual restaurant McAlister’s Deli recently garnered a permit to perform heating, ventilation, and air conditioning work at 3169 Princeton Road in a space formerly occupied by Applebee’s Grill + Bar, which was shuttered as part of a mass closings in late 2018.

The McAlister’s Deli chain was founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb. Its menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, spuds, side dishes, desserts and more, including 32-ounce glasses of tea.

There are more than 400 McAlister’s Deli locations in 28 states, ranging from Virginia in the East to Florida in the South to Arizona in West to Michigan in the North. The only other Butler County location exists in West Chester Twp. Other area locations include Deerfield Twp., Cincinnati, Dayton and Beavercreek.

We reached out to McAlister’s Deli to determine when the restaurant might open and how many people might be hired for the new location, but did not receive a reply before press deadlines.

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