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Here's a look at the Levitt Pavilion's proposed design, released Tuesday by the nonprofit Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton group. The pavilion and free music venue is planned for Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. Construction is expected to begin later this summer, with an opening in the summer of 2018. 

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Juliet Fromholt

A new analysis of downtown Dayton’s real estate market finds significant pent-up demand for downtown housing. If current trends continue, economic development advocates say, downtown Dayton is on track to see a doubling in the number of new apartments and condos over the next few years.

According to the group's analysis, downtown Dayton’s housing market is currently under-built.

City Of Dayton To Fill More Storefronts With Pop-up Shops

Jan 25, 2017
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A program matching small business owners with downtown Dayton property owners is looking for new prospective tenants. The Activated Spaces Pop-up Project is part of a larger initiative to fill downtown storefronts by connecting entrepreneurs with low-cost short-term commercial leases.

 

Val Beerbower from the Downtown Dayton Partnership says organizers are inviting applications from people with a range of small business experience.

 

 

Downtown Dayton Partnership

This week, the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) released the annual highlights of their ongoing Special Improvement District plan - designed to aid the city with business recruitment and retention, marketing, strategic planning and revitalization efforts.

Kroger in Huber Heights. Experts say if customers show they are willing to drive a few miles to a suburban location, it takes away the incentive for chains to build in limited downtown space. grocery store food
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There’s a lot going on in downtown Dayton: in some ways, it’s growing. Housing is being built or redeveloped, and small retail and restaurant businesses are taking root. In other ways, it’s struggling, with around a 30 percent vacancy rate for office buildings and a high rate of tax delinquency, including in some high-profile empty buildings like the Arcade.

African Children's Choir will offer a concert tonight at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield at 7:00pm.  Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dance.

The Downtown Dayton Partnership announced that its signature initiative is almost fully funded. The River Run Project has raised 3.8 million dollars from both public and private sector donors. The project is the next phase of development at RiverScape MetroPark, which aims to create a regional downtown destination. It includes the removal of a dam that’s considered dangerous and the construction of two boulder-like structures that along the Great Miami River.

Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Greater Downtown Dayton Plan is today, 3:30-5:00pm, Engineers Club. Come see what's happening in downtown Dayton. Downtown enthusiasts and Plan supporters will deliver rapid visual presentations showcasing all the positive news and momentum in our center city.

And then from 5-10pm is downtown Dayton’s First Friday.

Tonight is First Friday check it out at downtowndayton.org. There are lots of locations throughout downtown and the Oregon Arts District….entertainment, art demonstrations, live music and you will be hearing Rev. Cool’s Around The Fringe because a lot of places have dialed their radio to 91.3, WYSO.

The Occupy Dayton movement has agreed to temporarily relocate to Dave Hall Plaza on Main Street. The agreement was reached to allow for the set up of the annual Grande Illumination light display. The group was somewhat divided after Sandy Gudorf, the president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, approached the occupiers with the proposal for temporary relocation.

However, at a general assembly meeting, a majority of the occupiers voted in favor of the relocation for the ceremony. Occupier Dana Fleetham says there was disagreement leading up to the decision to move.

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