“It will be a boost, and we really need it after COVID,” she said. “It’ll connect the future with the past.”
With work on the south arcade finishing up, the development team is now turning its attention to the northern part of the complex, said Bill Struever, principal, and managing partner of Cross Street Partners, the main arcade developer.
The north arcade is expected to be home to a kitchen incubator and a new hotel, he said.
“Since day 1, we’ve always thought having a great, cool hotel in the north arcade would be terrific for downtown,” Struever said.
A photo inside the Dayton Arcade. CONTRIBUTED BY CAROLYN RICE
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