6 reasons we love all the construction in downtown Dayton 

Surely you’ve noticed all the banging and beeping in and around downtown Dayton. 

It is the sound of construction, which is music to our ears.

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There are large development projects like CareSource’s new office tower and housing developments like Delco Lofts, but much of that banging and beeping relates to restaurants and attractions.

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Here’s a rundown of some recent projects  and those we are most looking forward to.


Where: 135 E. Second St. (the former Club Aquarius space)

When will it open: Soon (TBA)


Where: 308 E. First St. (the former home of the much-beloved music venue Canal Street Tavern)

 When will it open: The restaurant, bar and game room opened Wednesday, June 28.

Canal Street Arcade and Deli held a preview party on Tuesday, June 28. The restaurant an bar are located in downtown Dayton near Fifth Third Field. (Photo by Amelia Robinson)


Where: 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Block District

When will it open: Construction in progress. The nonprofit seeks donations of display cases and other materials.

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Where: 329 E. First St. in the Delco Building near Fifth Third Field

When will it open:  Soon; the brewery is hiring employees now 

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🏗️ 416 DINER 

Where: 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District 

When will it open: Friday, July 7; there will be a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting

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Where: 10 S. Jefferson St. behind Century Bar in the Fire Blocks District

When will it be open: Late fall

Joseph Head of the Century Bar in downtown Dayton. File photo by Jim Witmer (Staff Writer)


Where:  215 E. Third St. 

When will it open: Aug. 5 

Two hundred people — elected officials, levy supporters and children from the The Dayton Metro Library Summer Challenge reading program — will hold the ribbon during a ceremony at noon on Aug. 5. That date is when the new library will be open to the public.

There will be a community festival outside of the library featuring local entertainers from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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