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WATCH: Construction continues on Dayton area’s first At Home store

Published: Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

New home furnishings retailer rebuilding old Kmart for new Beavercreek store

Developers are progressing on the renovation of a former Kmart store in Beavercreek, where the Dayton area’s first At Home store will open next year.

At Home, a Texas-based home decor chain retailer, will open its first location in the old Kmart building off of Indian Ripple Road. Beavercreek Planning Commission approved the plans for the retailer to renovate the space at a meeting in August.

» RELATED: At Home to open first area location in Beavercreek

Associate city planner Sandra Pereira told this news organization that construction crews were making good progress on the renovation of the building — tearing down the front of the structure for renovation purposes. The former Kmart building, which has stood there for more than 40 years, has been deteriorating significantly in recent years.

This will be the first At Home location in the Dayton area. The retailer already has two locations in the Cincinnati area and another two in the Columbus area. It operates 136 stores in 33 states, and sells “home products to fit any budget or style — from sofas, dining sets, mattresses and patio furniture to lamps, pillows, kitchenware, rugs and more, plus seasonal décor that includes yard displays, lights and Christmas trees.”

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At Home has opened 80 new stores in just four years, and plans to open 25 new stores in the 2018 fiscal year. The company has delivered revenue growth at a 20 percent compounded annual rate over the past four years, according to a company statement.


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7 new, cheap flight options added at regional airports in 2017

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 7:58 AM

Here's how to find cheap flights.

Discount airlines flooded regional airports with cheap, new flights to destinations across the globe this year.

WOWair, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air added new flights in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton — lowering airfare for eager travelers in the region. These were some of the best deals added to the region this year:

1. Frontier adds nonstop service to six new cities at Cincinnati airport

Discount carrier Frontier grew its service with the addition of six nonstop destinations, including Seattle, Miami, San Antonio, Austin, Jacksonville and Raleigh/Durham. That brings Frontier’s service to 22 destinations from CVG, according to a statement from the airport. LEARN MORE

2. Allegiant adds new flights at Dayton airport

The airline announced new nonstop seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The flights will operate twice weekly from the Dayton airport, and will begin May 24. Flight days, times and lowest fares can be found at the Allegiant websiteLEARN MORE

3. WOW air adding discount international flights in Cincinnati, Cleveland

The low-cost transatlantic airline announced new international flight services from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Europe via Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. Flights to Keflavik International Airport are available from $99 one-way including taxes. Fares to WOW air’s additional locations from Cincinnati, such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and more, start at $149. LEARN MORE

4. Southwest leaves Dayton, but adds new flights in Cincinnati

Southwest announced it would add services to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, and would also pull services at the Akron-Canton airport. Larger airports are also enticing airlines with abatements and discounted fees. CVG offered new incentives to Southwest, including waiving specific fees. LEARN MORE

5. Allegiant adds new low, cost service to Boston from local airport

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Aiport announced the airline added the route to Boston/Providence for one-way fares as low as $38. The new nonstop route operates twice weekly and began Nov. 17 between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and T. F. Green Airport (PVD). LEARN MORE

6. Allegiant adds new flights to Destin from Ohio airports

Low-cost airline Allegiant added 17 new routes at hubs nationwide, including two airports in Ohio. The airline also added new base operations and service from Louisville, Ky. Cleveland and Columbus airports landed new seasonal nonstop service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport starting in May.LEARN MORE

7. Cheap airfare: What does it cost to fly out of local airports?

It’s going to cost you more on average to fly out of Dayton International Airport compared to Cincinnati and Columbus airports. However, Louisville International Standiford Field Airport lands at the top of the list — with average fare costing $432.63 in the 2nd quarter of 2017. LEARN MORE


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Premier Health plans new urgent care center north of Dayton

Published: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 6:03 AM

Here's what you need to know.

Premier Health is planning to open a new urgent care in the Miller Lane area.

A building permit was posted Monday for a new Premier urgent care center at 6700 Commerce Center Drive in Butler Twp.

The urgent care center would join a busy area near the Interstate 70 and 75 interchange, adding to the mix of retail, restaurant and lodging.

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The Dayton-based health care network was not immediately available for comment on the project.

The building permit for the renovation work said it would be a non-ambulatory urgent care clinic.

The urgent care center would open in a storefront formerly home to Radio Shack, in a retail center owned by Oakwood-based Singer Properties.

It’s the only vacant storefront in the retail strip. Some of the other tenants are Smash Burger, Luxury Nail Spa and Subway.

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The 2,300-square-foot renovation project, contracted to Ferguson Construction and App Architecture, is listed in the building permit as a $241,000 project.

Premier Health is the largest private employer in the region and operates four hospitals, a network of primary and specialty care practices, and a home health service.

Children’s Hospital plans urgent care north of Dayton

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:59 PM


Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to open a new urgent care center, expanding on its Huber Heights office.

The independent pediatrics hospital stated Monday that it will be adding the center to its current office at 8501 Old Troy Pike “to better serve our families in the northern suburbs.”

RELATED: Here’s how Dayton Children’s will pay for $28M center

Renovation will begin in March and take about three months.

“When opened, this urgent care will provide lower cost, on-demand, after-hours care with pediatric trained specialists for urgent situations,” the hospital stated.

It will have the same hours as its urgent care at Dayton Children’s south campus in Springboro.

The project, contracted to Beavercreek-based Synergy Building Systems, is listed in a Montgomery County building permit as a $91,000 renovation.

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Two years ago, Dayton Children’s built the $6 million, 25,000-square-foot medical office in Huber Heights, replacing another office in the city.

The planned construction project joins a series of recent facility projects like the proposed $28 million community health center next to its main campus and the new eight-story patient tower that just wrapped up.

Banks, YWCA Dayton celebrate $1M funding for housing renovation

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:24 PM


YWCA Dayton has landed more funding for its renovation project.

The nonprofit celebrated on Monday its Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Affordable Program award of $1 million. The funding was received through the Cincinnati Development Fund and KeyBank, and it will help renovate 65 units of permanent supportive housing at the YWCA Dayton.

The funding of $1 milliom, plus a $250,000 KeyBank grant, are included in the $15 million raised for the YWCA renovation campaign. The renovation is expected to cost $17 million. KeyBank Dayton Market and the KeyBank Foundation announced last week it will give the YWCA Dayton a $250,000 grant for its housing renovation.

The first floor of the YWCA Dayton will be transformed into the KeyBank Economic Empowerment Center to provide services that help women and families at the YWCA. The services include job readiness training, financial literacy classes and educational courses.

“Helping our communities thrive is critical work to KeyBank and I can think of no greater urgency than protecting the women and children who come to YWCA Dayton for support,” said Pat McDonald, KeyBank Dayton market president and a 2007 YWCA Dayton Women of Influence Honoree. “Through years of working together, I know what kind of a difference YWCA makes for the Dayton community.”

YWCA Dsayton was founded in 1870, and is the oldest organization serving women and children in Montgomery County. Its flagship building in downtown Dayton was last fully renovated in 1961.