The first of two new bar arcades set for greater downtown Dayton is ready to open, its co-owner said.
DK Effect will host a grand opening party this Saturday, June 10. According to their Facebook page, the area’s newest arcade bar opens at 4 p.m. and closes at midnight.
The grand opening follows a successful soft opening that was held on Saturday, June 3. DK Effect remained open through the week.
“It has taken a while, but we are finally there,” Clark said. “This is really our step one of a broader redevelopment plan for East Third Street.”
DK Effect is one of two bar arcades planned for the greater downtown area. It is located at 1600 East Third St.
The former 5th Street Deli has morphed into a new bar-arcade business, and will be located in the former Canal Street Tavern space located at 308 E. First St.
Clark said he and a group of partners hope to acquire a nearby tire shop building for Gianino’s Pizza. That business will serve pizza, chicken wings and other items.
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This Saturday, DK Effect plans to offer 33 percent off of drinks during the soft open. Revelers will receive 10 drink tokens with each drink. PA’s Pork food truck will be on hand.
It will hold its grand opening beginning at noon on Saturday, featuring food from nearby Taqueria Mixteca.
Clark said S&S Meat House, a Dayton BBQ food truck, will be on site to sell food to bar arcade patrons on a regular basis.