5 cool things developers want to do with the Dayton Arcade


The group working to redevelop the Dayton Arcade has asked for $5 million in state historic tax incentives after earlier being awarded $5 million in tax credits in the summer of 2017.

Here are five cool things the developers have in mind, from documents submitted in seeking those tax credits:

Renovated apartments

The first phase for redevelopment of the Dayton Arcade calls for 126 housing units along Fourth and Ludlow.

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Coffee, beer and art

Some potential tenants include a second location for Warped Wing Brewery, a Boston Stoker Coffee Co. shop, the Dayton Visual Arts Center, a kitchen incubator and a collection of pop-up restaurants. 

A new deli and grocer

Developers want to bring a deli and grocer called Feelohs to the Arcade. Feelohs is the brainchild of Haitham Iman, the owner and chef at Carmen’s Deli and Bistro in the Kettering Tower. 

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‘Small’ pieces in a big complex

Developers propose creating tiny living spaces and “curated, small” dining options for a portion of the arcade complex closest to East Third Street. The new apartments and micro units would be located in the upper floors of the Third Street Arcade (floors 3 to 5) and Gibbons Annex buildings, both of which are five stories. 

Innovation hub

An “innovation hub” that houses The Entrepreneurs Center, the University of Dayton Center for Entrepreneurship and some faculty, staff and start-up companies, venture capital organizations and other business partners and groups is in plans. The hub would occupy all three floors of the arcade complex’s McCrory Building, which has a three-story, white terra cotta facing east on South Main Street.


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