Downtown’s 444 building waives fees for business owners in tornadoes’ aftermath

The “444 building, 444 E. Second St., Dayton. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

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The “444 building, 444 E. Second St., Dayton. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF

The 444 building in downtown Dayton is open to businesses affected by the recent tornadoes — for free.

The Entrepreneurs Center runs “Nucleus Co-Share,” a co-working space at 444 E. Second St., known as “444”, in downtown Dayton’s “Innovation District.”

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“We were without power and Internet ourselves for two days but now we’re up and running and we want to be a safe, clean, energized space where business owners can turn as they rebuild,” Bonnie Kling, collaboration coordinator at The Entrepreneurs Center, said in an announcement.

Nucleus Co-Share is a non-profit co-working facility that was founded to provide a work environment where small businesses benefit from shared infrastructure along with the opportunity to work together.

The space features a modern-industrial design and offers access to power, wifi, conference rooms, private phone rooms, a kitchen and restrooms.

Typically, the daily rate to co-work is $15 but currently, fees are being waived for those affected.

“The quicker we can get our business community back to business-as-usual, the better for the entire community,” Scott Koorndyk, Entrepreneurs Center president, said in the statement. “We want to do our part and opening our doors in this manner is hopefully one small but impactful way The Entrepreneurs Center can help.”

Nucleus Co-Share is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit

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