BIBIBOP Asian Grill is slated to hold a grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. The chain s restaurants operate with a fast-casual, build-your-own service concept similar to Chipotle. ERIC SCHWARTZBERG/STAFF

New Asian cuisine restaurant, toy store open in Deerfield Twp.

A new location of BIBIBOP Asian Grill is set to celebrate its grand opening Wednesday with free food and “swag” bags.

The chain’s restaurants operate with a fast-casual, build-your-own service concept similar to Chipotle. Diners choose from purple or white rice for their bowl, or have their dish prepared as a salad or wrap, then select from chicken, beef or tofu, and then top their dish from a variety of vegetables and garnishes, from pickled daikon radish to sesame kale to kimchi.

To kick off the grand opening of its new location at 9540 Mason Montgomery Road in Deerfield Twp., there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Mason Deerfield Chamber at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Free food will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the first 50 people in line will receive a BIBIBOP “swag” bag with hats, T-shirts and more.

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“We’re delighted to welcome BIBIBOP to the Mason-Deerfield region and are grateful they chose Deerfield Twp. as the site to plant their growing business,” said Stephanie Chelf, programs and member services manager for the Mason Deerfield Chamber.

“BIBIBOP offers the region a variety of fun and healthy food options, which is exactly what residents and employees in this health-conscience and active community are in search of. We couldn’t be more excited BIBIBOP made its home in Deerfield.”

Due to the restaurant’s performance at the University of Cincinnati (228 Calhoun St.), University of Dayton (1200 Brown St.) and Liberty Twp.’s Liberty Center (7616 Blake St.), BIBIBOP acquired the two shuttered Pizzeria Locale locations, including the Deerfield Twp. restaurant and one coming soon to 7800 Montgomery Road in Cincinnati near Kenwood Towne Centre.

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BIBIBOP’s menu also offers a variety of dietary-friendly items, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Additionally, guests receive free miso soup.

To stay up-to-date on the Deerfield Twp. grand opening event, contests and more, “like” that location on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BIBIBOPMason.

Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys recently opened a new location in Warren County, its second southwest Ohio location.

The nation’s largest education toy retailer debuted Aug. 24 at the Deerfield Towne Center in Deerfield Twp., according to company officials

Kelley Stevens, owner of the Deerfield store, also owns a Learning Express Toys in Kentucky.

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The store is different than big-box stores because it has unique toys, gifts and exclusive products, according to the statement. The location also provides customized services like gift wrapping, in-store events, complimentary personalization on some products and a “birthday box” registry.”

The new store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Learningexpresstoysofmason.

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