Expansion to connect Carillon Brewing, education center

Danis Construction will be the construction manager in Dayton History’s Carillon Park’s Heritage Center of Regional Leadership project, Dayton History and Danis said Wednesday.

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The project includes a building expansion connecting the Kettering Family Education Center and the Carillon Brewing Co. buildings.

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The new building will be about 32,000 square feet and will house a new exhibit gallery, meeting spaces, classrooms and a banquet facility with seating for up to 500, an announcement said.

Culp’s Café will also relocate to the new building and will include a large, early 20th century soda fountain as well as a restored 1904 Barney & Smith rail car. An outdoor dining plaza, new restrooms, and an expanded terrace open into a future event garden.

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“We are thrilled to get this key piece of our master plan underway and are looking forward to working with Danis, who we feel offers the expertise and finesse for this type of historically detailed project,” Brady Kress, president and chief executive of Dayton History, said in a release.

“Being named construction manager for Dayton History’s Heritage Center project is an honor,” John Danis, Danis Construction chairman and CEO, said in the same statement. “Having been in this community for more than 100 years, Danis understands the importance of celebrating Dayton’s long innovative and creative history.”

Construction starts in May.

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