The downtown Dayton Arcade has been unoccupied for more than twenty years now.
But 52-year-old Daytonian Aquetta Knight remembers a time when it was hopping.
“Everybody I knew was down there,” she says. “They were the good old days.”
Her dad was a shoe repairman in the Arcade, which also housed a fresh meat market, fresh fish, a popcorn store and a grocery. She’s like a lot of residents who want nothing more than to see it open back up.