Fast Facts: New Businesses Opening Downtown

Mike Colvin Fast Facts

Several new businesses have leased spaces in downtown Dayton, and are planning their grand opening events! Want to be part of the momentum? Use the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s free and confidential Site Seeker program to start a search for commercial space.

  • Jimmy John’s, 220 N. Main St.: After an extensive renovation, the new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop is now open in the first floor at Biltmore Tower. The shop will offer online ordering as well as in-store purchases. Delivery is available. Owner Jeff Wagoner said he plans to hire up to 40 employees. Jimmy John’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit the website or call (937) 951-2001.
  • Now & Zen DIY Studio, 37 S. St. Clair St.: This popular plant and home goods vendor at the 2nd Street Market will have dedicated space for terrarium workshops and other projects in its new location at the St. Clair Lofts. Both the space at the Market and the Lofts will sell retail products, but the expanded location in the Lofts can accommodate walk-in or booked group events. Join them for their First Friday grand opening event from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 7. The open house will feature the walk-in DIY terrarium bar, terrarium workshops, and natural crystals.
  • White House Event Center, 101 E. Second St.: Downtown’s newest event venue is open for business! The 3,200-square-foot, white-box space on the first floor of JP Flats apartments at the corner of Second and Jefferson streets can accommodate about 150 seated guests or up to 225 for a cocktail event. Check it out during the grand opening from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14. For more information or to book the space, visit or call (937) 802-4220.
  • Hunt Brothers Pizza and Genuine Broaster Chicken (Stop N Save Foods), 36 W. Third St.: Downtown’s family-owned grocery store will soon add new grab-and-go menu options to its carry-out service list. Hunt Brothers Pizza will begin selling pizza today, and Genuine Broaster Chicken will be available at the store starting Thursday. The new franchise pop-up shops are among the $80,000 in renovations the Abboud family has invested in the grocery store over the past three years.
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