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Feb. 25, 2015

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Ready to Bust into the Midwest

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PDG developing Tilted Kilt in west Texas market. 

Feb. 05, 2015

Beavercreek approves IHOP on Fairfield Road

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The city of Beavercreek has approved plans for the Dayton region’s first IHOP in decades.

The planning commission approved plans for a 5,000-square-foot IHOP restaurant at the corner of Commons Boulevard and North Fairfield Road.

The city of Beavercreek has approved plans for the Dayton region’s first IHOP in decades.

JFAL Holding Company LLC in Las Cruces, N.M., applied for the zoning approval for the IHOP.

Danielle Kuehnle, a sales and leasing agent with Oberer Realty Services, is representing owner Michael Lofino in selling the property. Kuehnle said the land is under contract to sell to the developer.

A spokesman for the chain said in October that the Dayton market was one of the most demanded locations for IHOP customers.

Jan. 27, 2015

A touch of Ireland bistro makes it to the city

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 Valerie Herrera, Staff Reporter


The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Scot-Irish-themed sports pub, was originally scheduled to break ground in West El Paso September 2014, but the opening is scheduled for late February or early March at 1501 N. Zaragoza.

The Phoenix-based restaurant chain has 94 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including five Texas locations. The sports bar will be opening its first prototype of the new design in El Paso. 

“It will still tie into the original theme, but with a more modern Celtic design,” said April Cano-Medina, director of marketing and hiring for the pub.

The new restaurant will feature an outdoor patio, and they will showcase professional and college sports action year-round on all of their HD screens throughout the pub.

Their website said the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery offers a delicious menu with more than 30 draft and bottled beers to choose from.

The food menu will consist of classic items, such as burgers and wings, but will also feature signature selections such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, Dublin Irish stew, and a variety of pizzas, sandwiches and seafood items.

The website did not say if they will continue with their plans of opening their West side location, but they plan to open three future sites in El Paso within the next few years.

Cano-Medina said they are still holding interviews for new applicants and are looking to hire about 100 new employees.

“We are excited about bringing the brand of the Tilted Kilt to El Paso,” she said. “Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends.”

Some might question what will make this sports bar more appealing than other restaurants that follow the same concept, such as Hooters and Twin Peaks.

“We’re more than just a restaurant and so much more than a sports bar,” Cano-Medina said. “What makes us different is the great food menu, friendly service and unique environment.”

For more information, visit their Facebook page, Tilted Kilt El Paso, or call (480) 456-5458.

Valerie Herrera may be reached at theprospectordaily.ent@gmail.com.

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Oct. 21, 2014

IHOP restaurants coming to Dayton area

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The IHOP chain will re-enter the Dayton-area market after a decades-long absence and is considering a Beavercreek location near the Mall at the Fairfield Commons as one of its first local restaurants.

By Mark Fisher / Staff Writer

“I can confirm that we are coming to Dayton,” said IHOP spokesman Craig Hoffman. “Dayton has been one of the most-requested locations for IHOP in quite some time.”

Hoffman said he could not disclose the total number of restaurants that the chain is looking to open in the region, or comment on specific locations for any of those restaurants.

But Pete Nichols with the Dayton office of commercial real estate firm Colliers International said this morning that he is representing a developer of IHOP restaurants and is close to closing a contract for an IHOP to be built in the 2400 block of North Fairfield Road, across from the Mall at Fairfield Commons near Target.

Planning and zoning officials with the city of Beavercreek say they have not yet received any plans or permit applications for the IHOP.

IHOP operates multiple restaurants in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas. But the closest IHOPs to Dayton are in West Chester, Mason and Richmond, Ind. The Dayton area had IHOP locations in the 1970s and 1980s, including one near Ohio 725 and Ohio 741 near the Dayton Mall and one on Shiloh Springs Road near the former Salem Mall, but those restaurants closed about 25 years ago.

Dec. 20, 2012

In Good Company: Prestige Development Group

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Local developers have the right stuff | Projects span state 
By Vicki Nisbett
The Prestige Development Group slogan is it’s a “one-stop shop,” and Chief Executive Officer of Michael J. Dixson has the experience to bring it all together.
He enjoys the challenges and says, “Every deal is very different.”
Prestige’s clients are major retailers, office buildings, government leases, apartment complexes, hotels, residential development and more. A list of its other clients includes Buffalo Wild Wings Bar and Grill, Carl’s Jr. restaurants and Verizon.
“We work hard and things fall into place,” Dixson said.
Prestige’s services include real-estate brokerage, commercial development and comprehensive construction. Prestige is able to provide the capital and structure for its clients.
For example, Prestige bought a local IHOP restaurant, located on Del Rey Boulevard in April 2012, remodeled it and rented it to a new operator.
Handling the entire development process, the developers work from formulating ideas all the way to finding sites, designing, planning, financing, brokerage, permitting and construction. There are four in-house staff members, but it regularly contracts an outside team.
For commercial construction projects, Prestige offers in-house architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering. It also offers general construction and design build services, which reduces risk to the client by coordinating through all phases of the project process.
Dixson said he’s never had a one-deal client; all of their clients return to them for additional projects because they are so satisfied with the work done by Prestige.
Recent projects Prestige has worked on include another IHOP restaurant in Los Lunas, Buffalo Wild Wings in Carlsbad and the commercial shopping center on Rinconada Boulevard in Las Cruces, which houses the new Walmart.
A 35-year-old entrepreneur, Dixson began his career as a developer working on residential master plans in Albuquerque. He started a business venture with an Albuquerque IHOP franchisee to develop a restaurant in August 2008, and ended up handling another IHOP development there later on. He said IHOP once had different classes of developers. He decided that he wanted to be what they called a “preferred developer,” and has been that for IHOP restaurants ever since.
Dixson said his management team not only has great experience, but are specialized, aggressive and creative. The team is always concurrently working on projects and its turnaround time is very expeditious.
It usually can get its entire package done, including demographics, in as little as two or three days. The types of professionals Prestige utilizes include draftsmen, engineers, brokers, a site acquisition specialist, a construction specialist, project financing and more. They handle buying, selling, building and renting.
Prestige also has clients in various Western states.
“In Washington, we’re developers for Yumbrand,” Dixson said. “They’re a publically traded company.”
Because Prestige has a cooperative business culture, Dixson said, whenever he meets with a potential employee, he knows within minutes whether they’re going to fit in with the organization or not.
Prestige finds the best people and gets them hired, he said, and they’re very good at what they do.
“The energy in this office is unbelievable,” Dixson said. “We feed off of each other.”
They’re currently working on a project in Tucson, Ariz., and looking to have another office soon in northern California.
Prestige belongs to the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Most staff members are involved in some type of community project, Dixson said.
Christina Marmolejo, staff member who handles land acquisition and retail sales, is very involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico.
Prestige is located at 3530 Foothills Road, Suite I. For more information, call 532-9779 or 993-8678.
May 9, 2014