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.
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.
Here’s a rundown of some recent projects and those we are most looking forward to.
🏗️ MUDLICK TAP HOUSE
When will it open: Soon (TBA)
🏗️ CANAL STREET ARCADE AND DELI
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.
🏗️ THE FUNK MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND EXHIBITION CENTER
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.
🏗️ LOCK 27 BREWING
Where: 329 E. First St. in the Delco Building near Fifth Third Field
When will it open: Soon; the brewery is hiring employees now
🏗️ 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
🏗️ KETTE’S KANDIES SPIRITED TREATS
Where: 10 S. Jefferson St. behind Century Bar in the Fire Blocks District
When will it be open: Late fall
🏗️DAYTON METRO LIBRARY’S NEW MAIN BRANCH
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.