Downtown Dayton restaurant relocating to city’s most talked-about spot

mdunnDayton Business Journal

October 8, 2022 –

A popular downtown Dayton restaurant is relocating to what is viewed as the real hub of downtown. Plus, there are plans for the space it’s leaving.

Table 33 will move to The Arcade in the spring and owner Charlie Carroll has a new concept set for its current space.

The farm-to-table restaurant will occupy about 5,000 square feet in The Arcade and include two outdoor patios.

The move will be less stressful than most – Carroll will step into a turnkey space fully outfitted with kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, even silverware.

This saves the business a significant amount.

Cross Street Partners, Model Group and McCormack Baron Salazar are leading the redevelopment of The Arcade, and Carroll said Cross Street Partners approached him with the opportunity to move to The Arcade last year.

The current Table 33 staff, “the hardest working and most-talented we’ve ever had, “ Carroll said, will stay on board at The Arcade.

The yet-to-be-named new concept space at the 130 Building is ideal to service people attending events at The Schuster Center, said Carroll.

Table 33 was making headway with those patrons until the pandemic put a halt to everything.

Carroll plans to again draw from that crowd as well as diners looking for something more than a fast-casual meal. A new dinner menu will be released next month and carry over to the new concept.

The location will close for several weeks while the space is gutted to make way for a new dining room. There will also be new patio space suited for live music.

“We’re hyper-focused on creating the perfect venue for those who want a great dining experience prior to walking over to their show at the Schuster Center,” Carroll said.

Hiring for the new concept has already started, with a few executive chefs already committed. There will be about about 20 people on staff.

Carroll’s commitment to the 130 Building also translated to opening lola, a 2,500-square-feet event space that took about a year to remodel. The venue opened last month.

It has a “Great Gatsby vibe to it and is perfect for hosting parties of 20 to 80 people,” Carroll said.

Starting a business in a not-so-hot downtown in 2016 took some faith and a bit of nostalgia for Carroll, who as a child, saw pictures of a bustling place. His grandparents moved to the area in the 50s and lived in downtown at one time.

“They are Daytonians who have waited 40 plus years to see this and we’re honored to play a small part in the city’s revitalization,” he said.

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