“I understood from the beginning that the full license would be much more beneficial,” Darden-Jones said at the time. “I lost opportunities to host holiday parties my first year because of the limitations of my (wine-only) license. Although I will not have a full license, I will have the capacity to offer so much more than just wines.”
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“I am also preparing for next year’s arrival of the Levitt Pavilion. I really look for that to boost business on our corner,” Darden-Jones said.
3rd Perk has been open for two years at the corner of West Fifth and South Ludlow streets, in space that previously housed The Ohio Coffee Co. and Seattle East coffee shops. It serves coffee, tea and wines, along with a food menu of sandwiches, soups and salads.
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The Levitt Pavilion Dayton is coming to the Dave Hall Plaza a couple of blocks from Third Perk. The pavilion will put on 50 free shows each year, featuring local, national and international musical acts.