The Entrepreneurs Center is moving its co-working space from the “444” building in downtown’s Innovation District to the quickly developing Dayton Arcade. The co-working space is now at the Kuhn’s building, 15 W. Fourth St. The Entrepreneurs Center will follow to the Arcade as a whole in late 2020.
The Dayton Arcade is starting to look like its original 1904 self again after months of demolition work have stripped most of its commercial additions down to bare bones. Alterations dating back to the 1960s and 1980, which gave the arcade a retro-shopping center kind of feel, have been removed, including the escalator, elevator and storefronts.
Dayton’s free shuttle service launched less than six months ago, but already buses are packed at lunchtime and after work, and new riders are discovering the service almost every day. The Flyer shuttle’s ridership has far exceeded the expectations of the Greater Dayton RTA, which expects to spend about $1.1 million annually operating the service, with $300,000 coming from partners.
The Dayton architectural firm Moda4 Design may be best known locally for working on the downtown Arcade redevelopment. But Moda4’s principals say they are doing a lot more than that. Moda4 is beginning to pursue modular building methods, such as using storage containers and other innovative building materials to quickly expand, adapt and re-use older buildings.
Nearly four years of work culminated last week in developers closing on about $90 million in financing to rehab the Dayton Arcade — a long-anticipated moment that was was greeted by cheers and praise from many in the community. Developers, city leaders and other partners and contributors to the project on Monday gathered inside the arcade’s iconic rotunda to celebrate …
The announcement people having been waiting years to hear may be days away: The Dayton Arcade is going to reopen. The project has been inching toward the finish line — or starting line, depending on how you view it — for many months. But financing on the project is expected to close by the end of the week.
The University of Dayton and The Entrepreneurs Center have agreed to a long-term, multi-million dollar lease for space in the Dayton Arcade, just as the redevelopment project approaches a critical financing deadline this month.
After being pushed back multiple times, the long-awaited closing on financing for the Dayton Arcade is set to happen by late April, city of Dayton officials said Wednesday.
The developers behind the renewal of the Dayton Arcade have purchased the Benjamin F. Kuhns building downtown.
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