Crafted & Cured’s new home will be in iconic Dayton landmark

After about four years in the Oregon District, Crafted & Cured has decided to move into the Dayton Arcade, joining a growing group of tenants who want to be part of the iconic complex’s resurgence.

Crafted & Cured this month permanently closed its location at 531 Wayne Ave. The business, which sells cured meats and alcohol, said in a recent social media post that it has worked diligently to find a more suitable home.

Crafted & Cured has signed a 10-year lease to be a first floor anchor-tenant in the arcade at 45 W. Fourth St.

Demolition work has started and the business plans to open in early 2021.

“We look forward to expanding our vision at the Dayton Arcade,” co-owner Christian Alvarez said in a prepared statement.

Crafted & Cured will occupy about 4,800 square feet of space and will have some new offerings. The business will have full-service retail shop that sells craft beer, boutique wines, cured meats, artisanal cheeses and champagnes, the company said.

“We’ve always strived to provide a service that’s unique and memorable in a setting that pays tribute to our history,” co-owner Andy Routson said.

Crafted & Cured opened in 2016 in District Provisions, located in the Dietz Block building, built in 1886 at Wayne Avenue and Jones Street. It featured 60 taps of mostly craft beer, and also served ciders and wines, along with a variety of meats, cheeses and charcuterie boards.

In an online post announcing its decision to relocate, Crafted & Cured said, “While we aim to serve the most unique offerings and create an intimate customer ambiance, we have perpetually struggled with inadequate property management.”

In addition to Crafted & Cured, District Provisions is expected to lose another tenant.

Grist Provisions, which is also in the Dietz building, revealed on Instagram that it is closing Friday and is moving into 46 W. Fifth St., which was previously home to Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar.

Last year, Grist said it was moving into the Fire Blocks District, but those plans have been scrapped.

The Dayton Arcade is being redeveloped in phases, and the first stage focuses on the South Arcade, which will be home to a new innovation center and 110 new apartments.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam