As someone who has worked downtown for years,
I have to admit lunchtime options are somewhat limited. Sure you can get subs, pizza, burgers and Chinese food. Carmen’s Deli offers some Turkish and Mediterranean choices. The reopening of Agnes All Natural Grill fills the need for jerk seasonings. But if you have a craving for Indian food you are totally out of luck. And some downtown and South Park residents want to change that.
Last night South Park resident and longtime Downtown cheerleader Kate Ervin launched an online petition to recruit an Indian restaurant to the neighborhood, even going as far as prospecting a location for them:
Dear owners of Amar, Ajanta, Maharaja, Jeet, India Chaat,
or any other Indian culinary entrepreneur out there:
We the undersigned residents, workers, and/or frequent visitors of Greater Downtown Dayton, do hereby request that you open a new location in the center of town. We’re desperate for some saucy spicy goodness around here and we’re sick of driving out to the end of the earth to get it. We promise you’ll be the most popular thing around, especially if you include a lunch buffet, and maybe some of those little fennel candies at the register.
Here, we’ve already picked out a location for you! There’s a brand new building being built on Warren Street, and some of us in the South Park neighborhood really want to walk there. It’s right across from the hospital – think about all the doctors that will eat there! 50 luxury apartments upstairs. CoCo’s has a great thing going next door – you’re next! Just call Bill at 426.3577 and he’ll hook you up with the space.
Respectfully but hungrily,
Click here to sign the petition, and if you’d like to help them spread the word, just share this post! And who knows, maybe we’ll all be enjoying some Vindaloo, Palak Paneer and Tandori Chicken downtown!