BEAVERCREEK – This Old Couch, previously located at the corner of Dayton-Xenia Road and North Fairfield Road may soon be relocating at 3930 Dayton-Xenia Road in the old Coy House, which owners, Lori and Bryan Lucas have a pending contract on the property.
City council recently passed the first reading to reclassify the Land Use Plan and Rezoning the property from RO-1 to C-PUD. It’s been approved to move to the second and third reading.
“The owner of our previous property is in the process of selling the property, so we had to vacate that premises. We’ve been looking for another place to open our store. We wanted something with a historical reference to it and we wanted to stay in Beavercreek,” said Bryan Lucas.
This Old Couch, a repurpose home furnishing and vintage finds boutique, began in 2013 as a thrift store has turned into a neighborhood smash as customers voiced their love for the owners and the business during the past city council meeting, while asking council members to approve their application to allow the business to continue in the new location.
“I was so excited to see This Old Couch and have several pieces from their store. Lori and Bryan really do bring a lot to this community. I believe it would be great for the big yellow house to become This Old Couch and great for the community,” said Donna Rowland, resident in New Carlisle.
“I watched with great anticipation when the first This Old Couch came along. I started seeing really groovy stuff in the window and then I saw the sign go up. I knew it was a store I had to go to. I was there on their first day and I was there on their last,” said Beavercreek resident Debra Parish. “There is a lot more to a business than bricks and mortar, nails and plaster. Lori and Bryan have the heart of the size of Cleveland. They are just really good people and I’m sure they will continue and be good stewards of this property. I hope you let them continue doing what they do best – repurposing old things and increase the uniqueness of Beavercreek.”
City council approved both applications paving the way for these business owners to continue with their plans. This Old Couch plans on reopening in October 2015 after remodeling the Coy House.
Danielle Coots is a freelance writer for Greene County News.