Downtown restaurant preparing to open cafe at new Dayton library


It is full speed ahead for the cafe planned for the recently-opened Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch at 215 E. Third St.

Table 33 restaurant at 130 W. Second St. will open a location at the $64 million taxpayer-supported library.

>> 10 things you’ll love about the brand new downtown Dayton Metro Library

“We have reached an agreement with Table 33. They are waiting for us to build out a drain and electrical,”Chuck Duritsch, the library’s external relations manager, said. “This is so they can produce the menu they want to offer.” 

The cafe’s menu will include food and beverages, he said.  

Duritsch said it is hard to pinpoint an exact date, but estimates that the restaurant will open sometime in late fall.

>> MORE: What is the food like at Table 33?

Duritsch said the cafe’s interior will include a counter looking out to Third Street and two tables that can fit four people each. 

Seating will expand out of the cafe and into the library itself, he said. 

Food and refreshments can be eaten on most places in the library, Duritsch said. 

>> MORE: 7 amazing things to do in downtown Dayton 

Chris Dimmick, a Table 33 representative, said it is yet to be determined if the cafe will offer a delivery service within the library.  


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Food & Dining

The morning after Thanksgiving, let them eat . . . cookies
The morning after Thanksgiving, let them eat . . . cookies

A handful of fresh cranberries, part of a can of pumpkin puree, extra chopped nuts and a lone apple that didn't make it into pie - after hosting a holiday feast, it's inevitable that you will wind up with tasty odds and ends like these. But instead of throwing them out, contributing to the shocking 27 million tons of food wasted each year (as per a...
Bold, innovative new restaurant part of remodeled Marriott
Bold, innovative new restaurant part of remodeled Marriott

If you haven’t been to the Marriott over near UD lately, it’s looking really, really different. In fact, it’s all grown up. This summer The Dayton Marriott at the University of Dayton completed a $23 million renovation of hotel rooms, restaurant and conference rooms. The major remodel ushered in a modern, open restaurant and bar concept...
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner
The ultimate guide to a budget-friendly Thanksgiving dinner

Does Thanksgiving make your mouth water, dreaming of your favorite pumpkin or sweet potato pie recipes? Are you ready to pull out your crowd-pleasing stuffing recipe or are you a cautious cook easing into the kitchen for the first time?  No matter what your culinary skill level, it's easy to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal on a budget. Just...
6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day
6 easy side dishes anyone can make for Thanksgiving Day

Although the turkey will surely take center stage at your Thanksgiving table, a few unforgettable side dishes can't hurt. These simple sides won't take very much time or effort to pull together, but look (and taste) like a million bucks. This Thanksgiving Day, give your family a feast they won't forget by including a few of these easy-to-make dishes...
The stuffed-pumpkin dish that will make vegans and everyone else happy
The stuffed-pumpkin dish that will make vegans and everyone else happy

If you're cooking for vegetarians at Thanksgiving, it's hard to resist the stuffed-pumpkin idea. The vegetarians have their main dish, everyone else has another side, and all is right with the world. As tempting as it is to stuff a single large pumpkin, though, the degree of difficulty rises along with the poundage. A jack-o'-lantern-size specimen...
More Stories