The revitalized arcade will be transformational for the community, said Montgomery County Commissioner Carolyn Rice, who toured the property last weekend.
“It will be a boost, and we really need it after COVID,” she said. “It’ll connect the future with the past.”
The Arcade Innovation Hub, the joint venture between UD and the Entrepreneurs Center, has committed to a 10-year lease at the Dayton Arcade, with plans to use about 95,000 square feet of space.
The innovation hub will give student artists, business majors and engineers hands-on experience while working alongside of creative business professionals and entrepreneurial community members.
UD’s L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership is moving into the hub. The hub also will be home to gallery space, art studios, makerspace areas and a new…