PLAN YOUR VISIT
A DOWNTOWN DAYTON DESTINATION POINT
The Arcade’s Rotunda is currently open by event only. Check the Arcade Event Calendar to see what is scheduled.
The Contemporary Dayton's galleries are open at 25 W. Fourth St. from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday and from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sundays. Holiday hours may vary.
Startup Grounds, a bistro located in The Hub Powered by PNC, is open at 31 S. Main St. from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Holiday hours may vary.
Please note that the Arcade District lies within the expanded boundaries of Downtown Dayton's DORA. DORA beverages may not be brought into the Arcade's event spaces or restaurants. More information can be found here.
WHAT IS THE ARCADE?
A DINING EXPERIENCE
Startup Grounds (located in The Hub Powered by PNC) is our first bistro open to the public. Gather by Ghostlight and Est! Est!! Est!!! are open with entrances from Fourth Street, with Table 33 opening later in the year. Destination style dining with offerings unique in the downtown market will be our focus.
AN ARTS & CULTURE SPACE
From our Arts Lofts residential apartments for creatives, to our partnerships with Culture Works, The Dana L. Wiley Gallery featuring Mike Elsass and The Contemporary, the Arcade is dedicated to nurturing Dayton’s bright creative future.
A PREMIER EVENTS SPACE
We have multiple event spaces and offer a full calendar of opportunities for the public to visit the Arcade during public events. Visit our Events tab to inquire about booking your private event here at the Arcade.
AN INNOVATION CENTER
The Arcade is a collaborative center of big thinkers, dreamers, and doers. Anchored by The Hub Powered by PNC, we are an incubator for unique ideas and opportunities to put Dayton at the forefront of tomorrow's big innovations.
The Arcade isn't just a revitalized historic point-of-pride for downtown Dayton. It's a one-of-its-kind innovation center aimed to drive Dayton into the future. We’re a hybrid space for visitors and businesses to coexist and feed off of each other’s passions. The Arcade is more than a collection of incredible buildings; the Arcade is a gathering space for fostering unique connections to develop the ideas, partnerships, and organizations that will enrich the Dayton community.
ARCADE GUEST EXPERIENCE
At the Arcade complex, we want all guests to enjoy their visit. Guests using loud, obscene or abusive language or engaging in any other conduct detrimental to the social environment will be asked to cease their conduct and may be subject to ejection from the complex if the conduct is deemed overly offensive. Examples of this type of conduct include intoxication, unruly behavior, use of profane or abusive language, inappropriate dress (shirts and shoes required, and offensive or suggestive attire is not permitted), violation of local, state or federal law, behavior that infringes upon other guests’ ability to enjoy the Arcade complex. No solicitation is allowed at any time inside or outside of the Arcade complex.
To assure the comfort of our guests at the Arcade complex, security services are provided by University of Dayton Public Safety and private security personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, both inside and outside the complex. Our complex is also actively monitored by security cameras and alarm systems.
For your own security in any location, remember to lock your car doors and remove all valuables from your car when parking.
ARCADE COMPLEX PROHIBITED ITEMS
- Aerosol cans
- Animals that do not provide a service or task as defined by Americans with Disabilities Act
- Glass bottles
- Firearms or other weapons (e.g., knives, tasers)
- Illegal drugs or paraphernalia
- Laser devices and pointers
- Outside food and beverage, including DORA
- Posters or large signs
- Skateboards, bikes, rollerblades, and scooters
- Toy guns and knives (including water guns)
- Sticks and clubs
- Unmanned aerial vehicles
WHAT THE ARCADE ISN'T
The newly revitalized Arcade is not a shopping mall, a food court, nor a public square. While it is still a “mixed use” space, the mix now leans more heavily toward private than public usage. So while there’s a lot to see and even more to come, this is not the same Arcade you remember from long ago.
AN INDOOR SHOPPING MALL
Sure we will have retail shopping, but the focus of the Arcade is no longer retail.
A FOOD COURT
We are excited to bring you a wide array of dining experiences. However Murray’s Fish Market is unlikely to return, and our restaurants will all have exterior entrances.
A VIDEO GAME ARCADE
This has long been a source of confusion for kids looking for PacMan and Dig Dug in the 1980s. The Arcade is not, nor ever has been, a video game arcade.
THE ARCADE OF THE PAST
The Arcade has gone through a number of transformations since its development in 1914, but none of thme have been quite like this. The Arcade is a historical renovation, so while it may look very much as you remember it, the new Arcade is a much different vision.
THINGS TO DO
EXPERIENCE THE ARCADE
The Arcade will play host to community and corporate events, innovation expos, weddings, arts performances, and more. See our events calendar or contact our events management team to schedule an event.
CONNECT WITH INNOVATORS
Meet Dayton’s brightest and most creative minds at The Hub Powered by PNC. Visit their website to learn more.
THE JEWEL OF THE GEM CITY
The Arcade is renowned for its 90-foot diameter glass Rotunda that many consider the most spectacular piece of architectural history in the Dayton region. Meticulously restored to its original detail and beauty with a 2020 twist, the Rotunda is sure to be a destination point for those who are drawn to its architectural majesty.
The Rotunda serves as the interior connector for all nine buildings in the Arcade complex.
It is important that you plan your visit to the Arcade in advance and check with individual tenants to see their hours of operation. Not all areas of the Arcade are currently open to the public.
BEFORE OR AFTER YOUR ARCADE VISIT, PLEASE