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Old 06-13-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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This is pretty exciting news. Now to wait and see if it actually happens.

Friends of the Dayton Arcade Claim There’s A New Deal and Restoration Will Start Soon | Dayton Most Metro

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An agreement between Gunther and the newly formed Dayton Arcade Development Group (DADG) has been reached which will allow the Arcade plan to move forward. The partners and members will be named in the next few days.
Any ideas on what it will actually be? There had been talk of various uses, none of which, IIRC, were found to be a good fit. My favorite was moving the library there, but the weight of the books is problematic.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:49 AM
 
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Hopefully that's true.... That would be awesome! It's going to be a complicated project, but the building is worth every minute of work that has to be put in.

However, after reading the article, I'm still concerned though... Kinda sounds like Gunther and berg just passed it off to someone else? Would love to hear from someone involved with friends of the arcade
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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I hope it's true as well and they are able to move onto actually *doing* something rather than just talking about the potential of the building. I would *love* to see something like Naples' Galleria Umberto I in Dayton.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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This might be old news.

Follow this link to a series of articles in the City-Paper. A "Dayton Arcade Development Group" is mentioned, as a sort of fact-finding group....

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STEP 3: A study planning team must be created with Library Board approval.
There is a company called The Dayton Arcade Development Group (DADG) that will assemble a world-class study/planning team to conduct the study. DADG will also pay for this study! DADG will offer their suggestions of persons of world-class caliber to make up the final five-member study planning team
...which is related to that proposal to relocate the library to the Arcade. A proposal which does not have support of the library (last I heard).
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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The BJ has picked up on the story:


Dayton Arcade owners reach deal to move forward, report says


...at the link, there is detail on a back-tax repayment plan, report of a small ($50K) building permit, and a link to a news story on how the Freinds to Save The Arcade had discontinued fund raising in November, lost confidence in the current owner.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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Some movement again, maybe...

Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade - Dayton Business Journal

Considering the mayors stance on the building during the campaign, it's chances at survival look slim. But could you all imagine what a nice aquarium it could be? Or maybe even relocate the Boonshoft into it? One can dream, but I think we all hear Steve R Rauch's bulldozers just a little bit too close for comfort...
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Five Oaks
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Some movement again, maybe...

Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade - Dayton Business Journal

Considering the mayors stance on the building during the campaign, it's chances at survival look slim. But could you all imagine what a nice aquarium it could be? Or maybe even relocate the Boonshoft into it? One can dream, but I think we all hear Steve R Rauch's bulldozers just a little bit too close for comfort...
Ah, an aquarium....I'd love to have a Five Rivers-centric one downtown.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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Some movement again, maybe...

Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade Mayor Nan Whaley forms task force for Dayton Arcade - Dayton Business Journal

Considering the mayors stance on the building during the campaign, it's chances at survival look slim. But could you all imagine what a nice aquarium it could be? Or maybe even relocate the Boonshoft into it? One can dream, but I think we all hear Steve R Rauch's bulldozers just a little bit too close for comfort...
There were a lot of good options for it in the past. Not sure if there are now. I like the idea of an aquarium, but there is one in Newport now. I still wish there could have been a hotel/casino there. Think that was the best option for the place.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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I just thought of this. Wouldn't the Arcade have been a good place to put the library?
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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I just thought of this. Wouldn't the Arcade have been a good place to put the library?
The library did a study and said that they could not afford the remodel or utilities, there would be a loss of control (because they would possibly have to lease), lack of parking (they're putting in a free garage at the main branch) and that it would be difficult to monitor the building with only a few staff.
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