Overhead view of the Dayton Arcade Complex

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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Aerial view of the Dayton Arcade complex at the corner of Fourth and Ludow Streets. Six months after being denied state historic tax credits, the developers of the Dayton Arcade officially earned $5 million in incentives on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees

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. 

Warped Wing and Boston Stoker are two of the businesses involved in the proposed development plan for the Dayton Arcade. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

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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A rendering of proposed development of the Dayton Arcade.
Photo: Staff Writer

‘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. 

The Dayton Arcade, which opened in 1904, closed its doors for good in 1991. Shops once lined this passageway that leads from the Third Street entrance to the center rotunda area. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: 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.

Bud Koogler scrapes and paints windows of the McCrory Building on South Main Street. The aluminum facade that had covered the original building and its window for years was removed as part of renovation by the same company that redid the Kuhn's Building next door.
Photo: Jan Underwood

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