Mendelson’s closing and selling everything in the downtown store

Longtime Dayton liquidation outlet has "everything you've ever wanted in one spot"

Mendelson’s closing and selling everything in the downtown store
Huge downtown liquidation outlet closing and selling everything in the store

DAYTON — One of Dayton’s most colorful characters is retiring and selling everything he can in his eight-story liquidation outlet.

Longtime downtown businessman Sandy Mendelson told WHIO he’s having a ’Big Banana Box Sale.”

“We have banana boxes, a certain size, and it’s also $19.95. You can fill it up. Anything you want in this store. I don’t care, if you can fit it in the box, it’s yours.”

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The store has an endless variety of merchandise for sale, including plates, mugs, clothing, washers and dryers, and even an F-16 trainer--with no engine.

The 800,000 square foot store is open Monday through Saturday from 8:30-5.

Once everything is sold, the store will close. A developer plans to turn the site Day Air Field into an entertainment district with apartments, and Marriott plans to build a Class A hotel.

Sandy Mendelson is 77. He said he’s planning to “lay back and do nothing.”