Potential music venue in the works on East Third Street

The owners of this property at 905 E. Third St. are renovating the building and have applied for a liquor license to pave the way for it to become a music venue and space for weddings and community events. SUBMITTED
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The owners of this property at 905 E. Third St. are renovating the building and have applied for a liquor license to pave the way for it to become a music venue and space for weddings and community events. SUBMITTED

A potential live-music venue that would also host weddings and community events is under development on East Third and Keowee streets just east of downtown Dayton.

The husband-and-wife owners of three properties at or near that intersection applied for a full liquor license Wednesday for 905 E. Third St., and are looking for potential partners to help develop it.

The space is currently set up as a bar and music venue. It formerly housed the Third Street Venue, which closed in January, Carli Dixon, who owns the property along with her husband Hamilton Dixon, told this news outlet this morning. The space is now called Brightside Event Space, a party room that is available for rent to parties of 50 or less, Dixon said.

Securing a liquor license will offer flexibility, Carli Dixon said. And renovations are underway to expand occupancy in the building, which includes two rooms, one 4,900 square feet and another 1,900 square feet.

"We will have all the pieces in place to offer a prospective tenant," Dixon said. Although they're looking for partners, the Dixons also haven't ruled out doing a project themselves, she said.

“We see it as a really interesting space. We think it will turn into something,” Dixon said.

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Carli Dixon owns and operates Bloombeads by freezeframe, a line of jewelry and accessories made of flower petals, from adjacent space, and her husband Hamilton, a metal artist and sculptor, has a studio in another building on an adjacent property.

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