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6 reasons we love all the construction in downtown Dayton 

Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
By: Amelia Robinson

Surely you’ve noticed all the banging and beeping in and around downtown Dayton. 

It is the sound of construction, which is music to our ears.

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There are large development projects like CareSource’s new office tower and housing developments like Delco Lofts, but much of that banging and beeping relates to restaurants and attractions.

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Here’s a rundown of some recent projects  and those we are most looking forward to.

🏗️ MUDLICK TAP HOUSE

Where: 135 E. Second St. (the former Club Aquarius space)

When will it open: Soon (TBA)

🏗️ CANAL STREET ARCADE AND DELI 

Where: 308 E. First St. (the former home of the much-beloved music venue Canal Street Tavern)

 When will it open: The restaurant, bar and game room opened Wednesday, June 28.

🏗️ THE FUNK MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND EXHIBITION CENTER 

Where: 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Block District

When will it open: Construction in progress. The nonprofit seeks donations of display cases and other materials.

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🏗️ LOCK 27 BREWING 

Where: 329 E. First St. in the Delco Building near Fifth Third Field

When will it open:  Soon; the brewery is hiring employees now 

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🏗️ 416 DINER 

Where: 416 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s Oregon District 

When will it open: Friday, July 7; there will be a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting

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🏗️ KETTE’S KANDIES SPIRITED TREATS

Where: 10 S. Jefferson St. behind Century Bar in the Fire Blocks District

When will it be open: Late fall

🏗️DAYTON METRO LIBRARY’S NEW MAIN BRANCH 

Where:  215 E. Third St. 

When will it open: Aug. 5 

Two hundred people — elected officials, levy supporters and children from the The Dayton Metro Library Summer Challenge reading program — will hold the ribbon during a ceremony at noon on Aug. 5. That date is when the new library will be open to the public.

There will be a community festival outside of the library featuring local entertainers from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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