The new $3 million Culver’s Restaurant planned for Monroe is part of a business expansion by BryanZastrow, who owns the Culver’s restaurant on Tylersville Road in Mason.
“We’re really excited,” he said. “I can’t wait to start building. It’s going to be a great summer.”
Zastrow, who has owned the Mason store for 10 years, said he has been looking around the area to expand. Groundbreaking will take place in April and the restaurant could open as early as August, he said.
The Monroe location will employ 45 to 60 people, which is comparable to the 50 or so jobs at the Mason location, according to Zastrow.
The Monroe interchange was an ideal location, he said, because there has been so much built up in a short period, such as the Miami Valley Gaming racino and Cincinnati Premium Outlets.
Zastrow said he wanted to add to the various dining options at the interchange and saw a demand for a restaurant that can offer a drive-through as well as a sit-down dining option.
The land purchase was contingent on getting the project approved by the city. Leonard Robinson, whose company owns the land where the new restaurant will be located, said he expects the land purchase to be closed in the coming weeks.