Lounge 24 was scheduled to open at 24 S. Second St. in downtown Hamilton on July 4, 2019. It offers local craft beer, Ohio wines and cocktails, as well as a fruit and cheese tray. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG/STAFF
Photo: Eric Schwartzberg
Photo: Eric Schwartzberg

Lounge and ‘Southern-inspired’ restaurant bringing 2 new options to Butler County

Lounge 24 was scheduled to open July 4 in Hamilton. The new business at 24 S. Second St. offers local craft beer, Ohio wines and cocktails, as well as a fruit and cheese tray.

A piano player will entertain on the weekends at Lounge 24, which is part of Hamilton’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area, or DORA.

Emily Lawrence, the establishment’s marketing director, said Lounge 24 is “a comfortable lounge with a beautiful view of the city.”

Lounge 24 is owned by Ramona Lisa Abner of Liberty Twp., who also owns Mona Lisa’s Permanent Makeup & Training Center, which has been in business for 18 years but only recently moved to Hamilton in a small area on the left side of Lounge 24’s building.

“I have been doing permanent makeup for 21 years and teaching the art for 10 years,” she said. “Students fly in from everywhere and stay here at our courtyard Marriott. I have lived here in Butler County all my life and my family and I have always been in the entertainment, bar (and) restaurant industry.”

Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, but more hours and days may be added, Abner said.

For more information, visit www.lounge24on2nd.com.

Another Broken Egg Cafe

A breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant that specializes in Southern-inspired menu options could be coming to West Chester Twp.

A zoning request submitted for 7701 Voice of America Centre Drive shows RG Properties, a privately held Miami Twp. real estate investment, development, and asset management firm, is looking to divide space in the 7,178-square foot building. Another Broken Egg Cafe would occupy part of the structure and a not-yet-identified retail tenant would fill the remaining space.

That’s according to West Chester Twp., which will hold a zoning hearing on proposed change later this month.

RG Properties purchased the building in April for $2.1 million. The 7,178-square-foot structure operated as a Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps from January 2014 until May 2018.

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Marlin & Ray’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, operated there from February 2012 until January 2013 at the location. Ruby Tuesday was open there prior to that.

Another Broken Egg Cafe touts itself as offering “chef-inspired, breakfast, brunch, lunch and signature morning cocktails” and a “craveably, culinary driven menu with a southern flair.”

That includes Bananas Foster Pancakes, Lobster & Brie Omelette, Smoked Salmon Benedict and a variety of high-protein power bowls. Adults may enjoy hand-crafted cocktails like Spiked Cold Brews and signature Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Another Broken Egg Cafe is one of the fastest-growing daytime-only concepts in the country, with more than 69 locations in 12 states and dozens more in development. It has locations in Montgomery County’s Miami Twp. and in Beavercreek.

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