Spice Paradise co-owner Ulrike Massey embraces her granddaughter, Rhea Anderson.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson

This beloved Oregon District shop is now open again after devastating fire

The FreshStart mozzarella kits won’t arrive until Saturday, but the owner of a popular Oregon District business closed since late December is confident she will be ready for business today. 

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Ulrike Massey has been burning the midnight oil to get Spice Paradise, located at 8 Brown St., opened just in time for the First Friday downtown Dayton showcase this evening. 

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“I am super excited,” Massey said. “I will make a pot of soup everybody can try.”

About 80 percent of her products will be ready for sale, including her spices, soups and an assortment of specialty foods from mostly small  regional or local businesses. 

That includes fresh macadamia from Maui Mae, Twisted River Coffee, FreshStart milk and cheese and gelato from Madisono's of Cincinnati. 

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Spice Paradise is set to reopen April 7, 2018.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Spice Paradise was among about a half-dozen business impacted by the New Year’s Eve weekend blaze, believed to have started in Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. Fifth St. early Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. 

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Hicks Barber Shop & Shave Parlor thus far is the only affected business in the Emporium building at 400 E. Fifth St. to reopen. 

Margot Blondet, the owner of Salar, announced her plans to reopen her restaurant this summer with an improved bar and patio

Open in 2013, Spice Paradise is among two businesses celebrating grand re-openings as part of First Friday organized by the Downtown Dayton Partnership. 

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Spice Paradise is set to reopen April 7, 2018.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson
Spice Paradise is set to reopen April 7, 2018.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson
Spice Paradise co-owner Ulrike Massey with her granddaughter, Rhea Anderson.
Photo: Photo: Amelia Robinson

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