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Dixon said the building's location will be a plus for his proposed nightclub.
“We’re blocks from downtown, close to the ball field, and next to Tech Town, which is building out at a record rate,” Dixon said. “We’ll be in the heart of it all.”
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Dixon said he believes there is a need for a new, 21-and-over, alternative/gay-friendly nightclub that “is absolutely open to everyone.”
“I think the options are limited for the alternative crowd in downtown Dayton,” Dixon said. Evolution Nightclub “will be an affordable place, with a nice dance floor and DJs,” and will also host special live shows, he said.
Dixon, a 1980 graduate of Xenia High School, worked in and managed nightclubs in Kettering, Dayton and Huber Heights several years ago, and said, “I’m ready to do it all again.”
Evolution will likely employ 20 to 25 when it and its restaurant are up and running fully, Dixon said. The 804 Building that houses Evolution Nightclub is also being marketed as a business center and event venue.
Dixon also is founder of Miami Valley Homecare, a senior home-care service, which he will continue to operate, he said.