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.

Credit: Lisa Powell

Credit: Lisa Powell

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.

Credit: Jan Underwood

Credit: Jan Underwood

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