After seeing the signs on the windows of the former Fifth Street Deli, I reached out to building owner Guy Fragmin to ask about his plans for 416 Diner and he was kind enough to invite me down to chat about his new concept. What I didn't expect was to find him on scaffolding working on the remodel himself. As we talked he shared that he'd been a chimney sweep, worked in construction and then spent 20 years working in advertising for the Berry Company. So how exactly does that lead to opening a restaurant? Guy explained that growing up in West Virginia his family had a deli/dinner and a … [Read more...] about 416 Diner To Debut In Oregon District This Spring
Today, Sunday, August 28, from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., The Oregon District is celebrating District Day. District Day is a chance to enjoy the vibrancy of the Historic Oregon District by sampling food from participating restaurants, browsing through retailer’s sidewalk sales, and enjoying live music from local bands and DJs, sponsored by Omega Music. This event is intended highlight to the independent and eclectic nature of the Oregon District businesses and community. The event is produced by a committee of the Oregon District Business Association, with Omega Music and the Downtown Dayton … [Read more...] about Celebrate The Oregon District Today!
It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
This Saturday, May 7th, The Oregon District is celebrating The Kentucky Derby.Many of the business will host interactive games and races for guests to complete from 3pm-7pm. Some of the activities include: Brim: Make your own lucky horseshoe Lucky's: Matchbox Car Races Blind Bob's: Slot Car Races Tumbleweed: Mini Horse Races Toxic: Adult Big Wheel Races Trolley Stop: Wiener Dog Race (4pm) Lily's: Giant Jenga & Giant Connect Four Gem City Tattoos: Magic Marker Tattoos This event is intended highlight the independent nature of the Oregon District businesses and community through … [Read more...] about Dames of the District Create Derby Day in the District
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
One of the city's most beloved local rock bands, The Boxcar Suite are celebrating the release of their newest EP, Life on the Limb, by throwing a huge April Fool's Day Party with their friends the Nick Frye Band. Join in on the revelry Friday April 1st at The Trolley Stop. Show starts at 9pm. If you're not familiar with The Boxcar Suite - it's long overdue that you get familiar with them! They are likened to Tom Petty, Neil Young, but definitely that Dayton rock'n'roll edge. To get a taste of their newest music, check out their Room Full of Cowards video below. You can also check out and … [Read more...] about The Boxcar Suite Celebrates New Life on the Limb EP
Lucky's Taproom is on track to make a big return, and they are leaving nothing to "luck" or "chance." Andrew Trick, owner and operator has been working long hours, every day, since closing his restaurant due to a health scare. The staff and Drew have scrubbed and sanitized the facility from top to bottom. They have repainted, re-caulked and re-sealed every nook and cranny. Cooking equipment has been sent out to be serviced, and no pan has been unturned. This is the comeback that will put Lucky's back on track after a shut down just before they were gearing up for a big 5th year … [Read more...] about Lucky’s Taproom & Eatery – Poised for a Comeback
Whether you truly "heart" Valentine's Day, shun the celebration, or are simply ambivalent to arrow-slinging amoretti, if you're looking for heartfelt gifts, awesome dinner specials, or great local music, downtown Dayton has you covered. Choose your own adventure in today's post to create the best weekend experience plopped in the middle of a frigid February. Date Night Find out why Amazon.com rated Dayton in its top 20 list of most romantic U.S. cities. If you need gifts and activities for you and your sweetie, here are a few suggestions to squeeze every last drop of romance out of your … [Read more...] about Downtown Businesses Here To Rescue You From Lame Valentine’s Day
The Oregon District's newest eatery, Corner Kitchen, is hosting a five course wine dinner this Monday night, Oct 19th at 6pm. Each course will be paired with wines from Cannonball Wine Company and Astrolabe Wines. Chef Jack Skilliter will present a menu that includes a seafood terrine, lobster bisque french toast, quatre epice duck breast, braised short ribs and Riyaza's chocolate cake for dessert. Corner Kitchen, is a mid-priced Oregon District neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal American cuisine. Classic and familiar dishes are infused with creative and unexpected twists, … [Read more...] about Corner Kitchen Hosts Wine Dinner
The American Planning Association (APA) today named East Fifth Street in Dayton as one of five Great Streets on the organization's annual Great Places in America list. Dayton's East Fifth Street, stretching a quarter mile through the city's popular Oregon District, is lined with century-old buildings, shops, restaurants, taverns and attractions, making it one of the region's premier destinations. A brief ceremonial event will be held at "Trolley Stop Plaza" (530 E. Fifth St.) on Friday, Oct. 2, at 5:30 pm. The event will announce the Great Place designation and will kick off the … [Read more...] about East Fifth Street Named One of “Great Places in America