Five Guys, Donatos joining the Clifton Heights restaurant mix

If you’re one of those people with an insatiable appetite for more dining option in Clifton Heights then this will be exciting news for you – Cincinnati’s first Five Guys Burgers and Fries location will be opening up along Calhoun Street at the base of the University Park apartment building.

Donatos will also be opening up a location in the same building which will make this their first location in the Uptown area.

Both are going to be great additions since 1) college students can never have enough pizza and Donatos offers some good subs to boot and 2) Five Guys is amazing and will be the first real burger joint for the university area and like I said…great stuff.

With these two new additions it will nearly fill up the street-level retail space along Calhoun Street created by University Park. The majority is filled by restaurant tenants (Panera Bread, Currito, BW3, Potbelly) although there is also a 5/3 Banking Center, FedEx Office, T-Mobile and GameStop. A Ben & Jerry’s closed down last year.

Still lacking in that general area in terms of retail would be an affordable, yet attractive clothing store. I have always said that I think a Aeropostale would do tremendous business there. They used to advertise a lot at university events and their key demographic seems to be college students and that age group. Just throwing it out there.

Also noteworthy is that the Wendy’s inside UC’s Tangeman University Center will be replaced by a Burger King, Jump (asian food) will be replaced by “sushi concept” run by UC’s food services and Freshens will be leaving with a Chic-fil-A taking its spot.