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Summer Market Day to thrive on nostalgia at Dayton Arcade

June 14, 2022 –

Organizers at the Dayton Arcade are feeling nostalgic as they continue their seasonal Market Day series in the Arcade’s Rotunda.

The series kicked off in March with a Spring Market Day and will continue Wednesday, June 22 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Summer Market Day will feature over 35 vendors, live performances curated by Culture Works, food trucks and a bar.

“We wanted to give homage to the original intent of the building as well as a combined opportunity for the public to enjoy the space and support local arts and businesses,” Megan Dunn Peters, the Dayton arcade community manager said.

Peters explained the arcade was built in 1902 as a central marketplace for Dayton. From 1903 to the 1960s, Peters said there were hundreds of vendors. “The Arcade’s Rotunda building thrived as a vendor market,” Peters said.

She added that many local businesses got their start by having a booth in the rotunda including Smales Pretzel Bakery.

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