MAP: Here are all the new businesses that came to downtown Dayton last year


More than 40 new businesses came downtown last year, bringing new services, food and dining options and even some funk to center city Dayton.

» MAP: Where are the new downtown businesses? We mapped all 48

There are new places to eat and drink, including Mudlick Tap HouseLock 27 Brewing and 416 DinerCanal Street Arcade and Deli combines the fun of food and spirits with the joy of playing classic arcade games, like Ms. Pac-Man and Street Fighter.

Agnes & Orson, on the ground floor of the Cannery Lofts, is a destination for vintage goods and gifts. Puff Apothecary, which moved into a first-floor space in the St. Clair Lofts, gives downtown residents and visitors a place to buy natural beauty and hair products.

Taylor Communications moved hundreds of employees to an underutilized office tower at 111 W. First St. The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center, in the Fire Blocks District on East Third Street, officially opened for business in December.

New businesses have opened in previously vacant, abandoned and derelict buildings. New shops are occupying storefront spaces that have been dark for years.

All available first floor commercial space in the St. Clair Lofts is fully occupied and the owners are building out the last remaining retail space. The St. Clair Lofts opened in 2001, but this is the first time demand for commercial space has been great enough to build out the unfinished space, officials said.

In 2017, about 516,600 square feet of first-floor space was occupied in the downtown area, according to the Downtown Dayton Partnership. First-floor occupancy is now higher than 76 percent — up from 63 percent in 2010.

Here are all of the businesses that came downtown in 2017:

Name Building / Address
416 Diner416 E. Fifth St.
Acadia Lead Management Services130 W. Second St.
Addison Home Health Care400 E. Fifth St.
Agnes and Orson Gifts & GoodsThe Cannery
Awmous104 Brown St.
Canal Street Arcade & Deli308 E. First St.
Capitol Management ConsultingTalbott Tower
Catapult Staffing444 E. Second St.
Club Evolution130 N. Patterson Blvd.
CT Consultants, Inc.Barclay Building
Dayton Offices301 W. First St.
Dayton QuadracycALE (operates downtown)26 Wyandot St.
Edward A. Dixon Gallery12 S. Ludlow
FAR Marketing Inc. Ludlow Place
Galois444 E. Second St.
Glasz Bleu Oven521 Wayne Ave.
Great Oak FundingKeyBank Tower
Hair Rich ClubLiberty Tower
Hannah'sTalbott Tower
Hedges & Wolf504 E. Fifth St.
Home Experts Realty226 E. Sixth St.
Jack Lukey's Oyster Saloon & Caviar Bar521 Wayne Ave.
JetpackWalker Building
Lennen LawLiberty Tower
Liu Garden210 N. Main
Lock 27 Brewing CompanyDelco Lofts
Mudlick Taphouse135 E. Second St.
NTI Show Shine & Dry CleanersTalbott Tower
Ohio Education AssociationTalbott Tower
OptotrafficTalbott Tower
Pedal Wagon (operates downtown)41 Madison St.
Pretty's by Brittanie17 S. St. Clair
Project Warmth (Activated Spaces Pop-Up Shop)133 E. Third St.
Puff Apothecary37 S. St. Clair
Rebel Rebel Tattoo452 E. Fifth St.
Rinse Cycle Dayton124 E. Third St.
RSM (signed lease)Canal North Building
Skeleton Dust Records133 E. Third St.
Speakeasy Yoga (signed lease for second location)Wheelhouse Lofts
STAN Engineers300 W. Monument
Taylor Communications111 W. First St.
The Entrepreneurs Center444 E. Second St.
The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center (signed lease)124 E. Third St.
Troll Pub Under the Bridge (signed lease)Wheelhouse Lofts
USREEB Dayton310 S. Jefferson St.
Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo110 E. Third St.
WellSpace Dayton116-118 N. Jefferson
Wright Brothers Institute / AFRL444 E. Second St.


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