Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
Opened, in 1989, as Dayton Arcade Center, this 20-story skyscraper connected with the ground floor of ARCADE SQUARE. Today, the tower is known as One Dayton Center. Photo from http://www.onedaytoncentre.com
The ARCADE SQUARE rehab was not successful. The facility was shuttered in early 1991, after years of decline. It sat vacant and decaying while redevelopment scenarios came and went. As of mid-2017, it appears that a 75 million dollar rehab will -at long last- restore and reinvent the historic structure. Drawing from https://www.bizjournals.com (Dayton Business Journals)