As Ohio starts to reopen, we here at the Gem City Podcast, wanted to check in with restaurant and venue owner Wasfi Samaan, who co-owns J.D. Legends in Franklin. Wasfi also owns and operates GTG Promotions, which hosts a variety of mid-size concerts around the state of Ohio. Both of his businesses were greatly impacted by the coronavirus shutdown.

In this episode, we talk to Wasfi the challenges and changes that had to be made in order to safely reopen. He also talks about the prospects of bringing concerts back, and what new opportunities and ventures Wasfi is pursuing. What we like most about this conversation is how positive and upbeat his is despite losing so much.

J.D. Legends is located at 65 Millard drive, Franklin, Ohio. Their patio is currently open 1pm-1am  Friday and Saturday and 1pm-11pm Sunday-Thursday. Call 937-746-4950 to make reservations. The venue sits directly off Interstate 75 on Route 73 (Springboro / Franklin exit), and offers a host of entertainment options. Inside there is a bowling alley, a restaurant, a sports bar and nightclub. Outside, there’s multiple sand volleyball courts, a tiki bar and outdoor stage for bigger concerts. 

Learn more:

J.D. Legends – https://www.jdlegends.com

GTG Promotions: https://www.gtgpromotions.com

Wasfi’s podcasts:

GTG Sports: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gtg-sports/id1508053300

JD Legends: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jd-legends-podcast/id1451503452

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