Summit Park in Blue Ash gets more restaurants, including OTR favorite Senate


Summit Park, located on 130 acres of the former Blue Ash Airport, is being built in stages. The first phase is currently open to the public and includes a large lawn and stage, pergolas, restrooms, a parking area and a playground. Two restaurants will open in the park soon, with another two to follow.

Blue Ash staple Brown Dog Cafe is moving from its current location on Pfeiffer Road to Summit Park. The new location will double the restaurant’s capacity and will open late this winter or early spring.
 
Over-the-Rhine favorite Senate recently signed a lease for a 4,200-square-foot space in the park. The menu will be much the same as the original location, with creative hotdogs — including a dog of the day — poutine and mussels charmoula.
 
The cocktail menu will also be the same but will focus on more family-friendly options. The restaurant will have seating for 80-100 people inside and about 70 on the 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio. Senate will be open for lunch and dinner and will have a business-friendly private dining room.
 
Owner/operators Daniel and Lana Wright will have the keys for their new restaurant by February and plan to be open by mid-summer.
 
Two more restaurants are planned for the neighboring buildings, which has an activity space between them covered by a glass canopy.
 
Future plans for Summit Park include a 12-15-story observation tower, lakes, trails and possibly the tristate's first bike park.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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