The Flower Man at the 2nd Street Market sells a variety of fresh flowers. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell
Photo: Lisa Powell

BEST OF DAYTON: The destination for the most unique gifts in town

This year, Best of Dayton voters decided that a beloved gathering place, the 2nd Street Market, was worthy of two awards. 

The downtown market won the best farmers market and best place for unique gifts in the Shopping & Services category. 

The 2nd Street Market has announced it will test expanded hours beginning in June. For 13 weeks the market will be open on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Kyle Nagel/Lisa Powell

If you haven’t been what are you waiting for? 


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>> People & Places winners

More than 50 vendors fill a historical freight house in Dayton with everything from fresh meat, eggs, breads, cheeses and chocolate. 

As voters declared, the market is the perfect spot to find the perfect gift.

2nd Street Market. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Lisa Powell

Socks, scarves and rugs made from alpaca fleece, hand-made pottery and gifts from a garden shop are just a sampling of the special items that can be found. 

Here are the winning results from the two categories:

Best Farmers Market 

WINNER: 2nd Street Market 

600 E. Second St., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Yellow Springs Farmers Market 

228 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs | Facebook 

THIRD PLACE: Miamisburg Farmers Market 

1146 E. Central Ave., Miamisburg  | Facebook 

Best Place for Unique Gifts 

WINNER: 2nd Street Market 

600 E. Second St., Dayton | WebsiteFacebook 

SECOND PLACE: Heart Mercantile 

438 E. Fifth St., Dayton WebsiteFacebook 

THIRD PLACE: Yellow Springs Toy Company 

252 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs | Facebook