However, the business is still in its infant stages, Blackshear said. She didn’t rule out the possibility of a standalone restaurant in the future.
Café 1610 originally opened on Labor Day weekend in 2020 inside the District Provisions building at 521 Wayne Ave.
With the rebirth of Café 1610 under a new name and new concept, Blackshear wants to continue her mission of increasing the options for vegans in Dayton. And as more big corporations join the plant-based movement, she said it’s important to continue educating people on the healthiest ways to participate in the movement.
“It’s something I’m really passionate about because I’ve been plant-based in some way, shape or form since birth,” Blackshear said.