REDISCOVER RETAIL & SERVICES
SUPPORTING OUR BUSINESSES
- Downtown Dollars
- Rediscover Downtown – Open for Business
- Events Calendar
- Festivals & Signature Events
- Art in the City
- Summer in the City
- The Square Is Where
- First Friday
- Dayton Holiday Festival
- Arts & Culture
- Active Lifestyles
- Shopping & Services
- Accommodations & Meeting Venues
- Self-Guided Tours
Rediscover Downtown Retail & Services
Downtown's collection of great independent businesses have adapted with the times to continue serving you!
Our small businesses -- and the thousands of workers who run them behind the scenes each day -- depend on all of us. They have been hit hard by COVID-19 precautionary measures and limitations and need our help.
Now, more than ever, it's a great time to support local businesses and Be Downtown.
See below for a list of downtown retail and service businesses that currently are open in some way (in-person, online, pickup, etc.)
**Things are changing rapidly, and as such, the information presented here is subject to change. The list below represents our best understanding of the services downtown businesses currently are offering, and we will make every effort to keep up with changes, but we recommend confirming with each business directly.
If you own or operate a downtown business, please contact us with any changes to offerings or any incorrect information you see here. You can also visit our page of resources for businesses and employees for help getting through this crisis.
*Click on any business name to see details of offerings and other info.
Five Rivers MetroParks’ 2nd Street Market has reopened as an outdoor, fresh food shopping venue. Until further notice, the Market will be open OUTDOORS ONLY on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, weather permitting. Shoppers will need to plan ahead, as a number of precautions will be in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
At AAA, we are doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our members and employees, so we are temporarily suspending walk-in service. However, Tire & Auto services only are available inside. Please call us at (937) 228-2144 and the staff in the store will be happy to assist you by phone. Many services are also available online at AAA.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding. More info
ALL EVENTS ARE TEMPORARILY CANCELLED
❄️WE ARE NOT OPEN YET FOR ANY ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. We do not know when we will be. Another way of saying this is, we are currently only open for carryout and curbside pickup.
❄️We are only allowing ONE (or two from the same household) MASKED guest inside at a time. No groups.
❄️If you are coming inside PLEASE WAIT ON THE MARKED SPOTS out front. There are spots marked 6ft apart on the sidewalk for this exact reason. We will come let you in when the person ahead of you has finished shopping.
❄️When shopping inside, please only touch what you are purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you may have or to grab items for you.
❄️When ordering for curbside pickup, please call (937)222-4795 DURING OUR BUSINESS HOURS. We are currently only open 12pm-6pm Tuesday & Wednesday and 12pm-7pm Thursday-Saturday. (We know the limited hours suck, but it’s all we can afford right now.)
❄️When ordering curbside pickup, please pickup outside our back door. Curbside pickup is card only, no cash. (We do accept cash on inside purchases though.)
❄️Please be polite to others waiting in line and to our staff. No assholes are allowed here. Please also tip our staff, they’re working hard to survive without the bartending tips that they’re used to.
❄️Our front door is entry only, and our back door is exit only, please stop giving us a hard time about this.
Re-Opening Procedures - Please read
The fine print:
- You do not need to make reservation or buy tickets in advance. We just ask that if you arrive at the same time as another group that you or the other group wait a few minutes to allow space between.
- In accordance with the City of Dayton and the State of Ohio, Visitors age 6 and older are required to wear a face covering or could be subject to fines.
- Staff is still required to wear masks.
- Vending machines, water fountains, the Food Chain will be CLOSED.
- Water will be available for purchase.
- Desposible cups will also be made available.
- We have tried to re-open as much of the museum as possible!
- Planetarium shows are happening daily.
- The zoo is open and the animals are ready to welcome everyone back!
- More collection items will be out and on display!
- Routine cleaning will happen on a timed schedule throughout the day.
- Staff will be available throughout the building to answer questions, guide guests and disinfect any touchpoints.
- Please call 275.7431if you have any additional questions
This list will continue to be updated as new information is released.
Children (3-17) $11.50
Seniors (60+) $12.50
Children (under 3) Free
DSNH Members are FREE
Remember! Members must present ID with their membership card during every visit.
- The Boonshoft Museum is committed to providing a safe environment for all guests; children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
- The Boonshoft Museum accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX, and personal checks with proper ID
We are committed to keeping our customers, our staff, and our community safe and we have a few rules for guests:
- You must wear a face covering that covers both your nose and mouth for the duration of your visit.
- You must sanitize your hands before shopping.
- Maximum group size is three (3).
- Total maximum guest occupancy is five (5).
- No small children.
- No pets.
You can also shop online at www.brimonfifth.com
Carillon Historical Park is open year round!*
(*Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day,
New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day)
$12 per adult (ages 18–59), $10 per senior, $8 per child (3–17), children under 3 and Dayton History members FREE
Carillon Brewing Company
Park Admission is not required to dine at Carillon Brewing Co.
FREE parking available at Carillon Historical Park
Shop online at https://choicejuiceboxx937.com/
ESSENTIAL CUSTOMER SERVICE INFORMATION
DURING CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY
City of Dayton facilities are operating on a modified COVID-19 status.
Buildings including City Hall and the One Stop Center are open to the public on a limited access basis (the buildings were closed to the public on Nov. 23, 2020). Visitors may enter City Hall at the Ludlow Street entrance only, and the One Stop Center will be accessible by the Second Street door only. Visitors will be required to wear protective masks or face coverings (masks will be provided when necessary). Security guards will screen visitors with a temperature check. If ADA accommodations are needed at City Hall, use the third floor entrance, accessible from the the Municipal Parking Garage at 123 W. Third St. The City of Dayton is encouraging customers to continue conducting business with the City remotely and electronically. Read below for details.
Water billing questions: Call 937-333-3550 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org, including the service address and a preferred phone number. New accounts or disconnection requests: Call 937-333-3550 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Options to make payments: Go to paydaytonwater.com; Call 937-333-3550; Cash payments at Family Dollar and CVS stores (must present barcode*); Mail to: City of Dayton, PO Box 630575, Cincinnati, OH 45263-0575. The customer service center at City Hall (Ludlow Street entrance) is open to serve you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5.p.m.
For a complete list of services and ways to connect with the City of Dayton, please visit daytonohio.gov/Update2020.
Ways you can still support us:
- stop in, if you can, to purchase a gift card, t-shirt, sweatshirt, mouse or keyboard
- join our At Home Application and participate in our events from your home
- consider booking a private streaming session from our location
-and of course, come visit us when we’re back at full strength!
Shop works from a variety of local artists in our gallery online.
Also offering curbside pickup
The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) has announced it will reopen on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, effective Friday, March 19.
The museum will be open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, noon–5 p.m. on Sundays. The DAI’s Museum Store will also reopen during those hours, with additional shopping available online at www.daytonartinstitute.org/shop.
Previous safety measures put in place in 2020 will remain in effect when the museum reopens:
- Physical distancing measures to ensure guests remain six feet from others not in their group
- All staff and guests will be required to wear face coverings while visiting the museum
- Enhanced cleaning procedures in place throughout the museum
All museum tours will continue to be self-guided, in-person programs and interactive activities will not yet be available, and The Lange Family Experiencenter will remain closed until further notice.
More information about museum policies and procedures, as well as planning a visit, may be found at www.daytonartinstitute.org/visit.
In Person & Online/At Home
Reopening Your Library
All Dayton Metro Library locations will reopen for new, limited hours: Hours and info. We invite you to browse the shelves; use the computers, printers and copiers; and check out your materials. Curbside Service will continue for those who prefer to request items in advance and schedule a time for pickup.
Here are some of the changes you'll see at your Library:
- Staff will wear masks; disposable masks will be available for any patron who needs one.
- The first hour each day, 10 - 11 am, is designated for elderly and medically-compromised populations.
- Building capacities will be limited.
- Hand sanitizer stations have been installed.
- Plexiglas dividers have been installed at all public service desks.
- Computer stations have been safely distanced from each other.
- Staff will disinfect public equipment and work stations between uses.
- Social distancing and other safety protocols will be maintained.
Our plans and procedures will remain flexible as circumstances change in the coming days and weeks. We look forward to seeing you at your Library!
Read more about what you can expect at your next Library visit, and what we ask of you.
Curbside Pickup: Faster & Easier
The DML App on your phone or device makes Curbside Pickup even more convenient. A new Curbside Pickup feature lets you arrange your pickup time without having to call the Library.
If you already have the DML App, the Curbside feature automatically activates when you have requested items ready for for you to borrow. Need to install the app? Search for “Dayton Library” in your App Store or Google Play.
We are currently open for business. Same hours and days. With the ever changing nature of this pandemic please call and make sure things haven’t changed. So far we are considered an essential part of the infrastructure. That can change at any time. If you have glasses here come in and pick them up as soon as possible. If you need glasses order them and I will do my best to finish them as quickly as possible. If you need repairs come down and I’ll get them done. Above all else stay safe and healthy. More info
Scroll through the various artists, and purchase an affordable piece of original art.
All art purchased through Essential Artists Dayton will be available for pickup at The Collaboratory, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. The exchange will be made while practicing appropriate social distancing. The Collaboratory is located at 114 West First Street, Suite B, in Talbott Tower.
Times of crisis can act as a stimulus for the creative spirit. COVID-19 is no exception.
Spending more time in his home office, Code for Dayton co-Captain Dave Best really began to notice his bare walls. Our #DaytonStrong resilience has been demonstrated by our giving to the COVID-19 fund at The Dayton Foundation to our support for our essential workers, from healthcare to those working in grocery and drug stores to those delivering our mail and packages. Many Daytonians have made an extra effort to support our local restaurants by ordering carry-out or delivery, or purchasing growlers of locally-brewed craft beer. Musicians, on their own or through venues like The Old Yellow Cab, have set up virtual concerts where the audience can donate online.
After staring at the walls, the obvious question was “What about our visual artists”? Aren’t they essential to helping bring beauty and meaning to our lives? How can the community help support them at a time when the studios, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants where they typically show their work are closed?
In Dave’s reaching out to and partnering with The Collaboratory’s Arts Collaboratory initiative, we have co-created Essential Artists Dayton to offer a FREE online platform for Dayton visual artists to set up an online storefront. And by FREE, we mean 100% of sales, less any processing charges, goes to the artists.
Please consider setting up an account today and start to browse our galleries. We have asked artists to feature work that is priced to be accessible. Note that some artists will have links to their website or online gallery where you can view a larger body of work.
All art purchased through Essential Artists Dayton will be available for pick-up at The Collaboratory, Monday - Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM or by appointment. The exchange will be made while practicing appropriate social distancing. The Collaboratory is located at 114 West First Street, Suite B, in Talbott Tower.
Disclaimer: The art featured in an individual artist’s gallery is the responsibility of the artist, not Essential Artists Dayton, The Collaboratory, or any other individual or organization affiliated with this website.
ABOUT CODE FOR DAYTON: Code For Dayton is a group of developers, designers, creators, and civic-minded people that want to use our skills to solve problems, open data and enhance life in the Dayton region. We work with civic and community leaders and collaborate on projects.
ABOUT THE COLLABORATORY: The Collaboratory is where Dayton’s dreamers and doers gather to move innovative ideas to transformational action. They focus on developing enterprises and initiatives that generate new economic, social and creative opportunities and value.
or by appointment (recommended) -- call 937-228-2940 to schedule an appointment.
MetroParks outdoor parks and trails remain open (indoor facilities and park restrooms are closed). To continue to keep parks and trails open, we are reminding park and trail users to follow requirements for social distancing and gatherings. More info
The ARTery at Front Street is OPEN for business!
We CANNOT WAIT to get back to business. But we've taken our time to ensure we're following all the guidelines for safely re-opening. We'll have hand sanitizer, sneeze-guards for our register, and we're doing extra cleaning. We'll also make sure there are a limited number of people in the gallery at one time.
Open for classes; closed for exhibits and special events. Gift cards available. More info
We are doing the following for our classes and camps:
-Everyone will have their temperature taken and wear a mask
-Wash hands regularly
-Asking if you or anyone you know is sick
-All surfaces will be cleaned regularly, materials disinfected and floors cleaned
-Limited access to the building from outside patrons
Private Birthday Party
Turn a regular birthday into an art-making birthday bash! A professional artist leads your group through an art project of your choice: mini mosaics, acrylic painting, clay, or plaster cast masks.
The best part….make the mess here instead of at home!
Click below for more information on K12 birthday parties/how to book yours today!
Want to sign up now? Contact Steve Yates at email@example.com or call (937) 461-5149.
All patrons required to wear a mask at all times inside the store.
Maximum of 5 patrons allowed in the store at one time, regardless of group size.
Arrows on the floor will mark a one-way traffic flow.
Repotting services only available for pots purchased same day in the store.
Practice social distancing, keep touching of products to a minimum, and be patient with staff.
We are offering pickups Monday Wednesday & Fridays from 11-3pm and Saturdays from 12-5pm. Please come to the front door, we will see you and get the name for your order. We would appreciate anyone picking up orders to wear a mask.
Mikes Bike Park is open for bicycle sales and service!
Visit www.MikesBikePark.com to make purchases, order services, and see all of the amazing things Mikes Bike Park can do for you!
As a friendly reminder, Mike's Bike Park is open as a full-service bicycle shop, but we are not allowed to have riders on our ramps until the governor lifts the ban on gyms and indoor recreation facilities. Riding outside is allowed, and we encourage you to get on a bike as often as possible. It is great for your mind and your body!
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the movies! THE NEON's Board has met and the following guidelines are the initial steps we have taken for reopening. The safety and health of our staff and customers is paramount. We are now open! TO ENSURE THAT NEON STAFF & GUESTS STAY HEALTHY: Masks are required for all staff and guests except when eating in an auditorium; Our entrance to the building has moved to our patio doors - this will streamline transactions - separating ticketing from food purchases. Additional time between screenings will also minimize lobby traffic; Commonly touched surfaces will be sanitized every 30 minutes; Floor markers will assist with social distancing, and hand sanitizers are located throughout the lobby; Please arrive before the scheduled showtime; Seating will begin approximately 40 minutes before each show; In the auditoriums, every other row will be unavailable; Groups may sit together, but 3 seats will be required between parties in each row; We have increased the time between screenings to allow us sufficient time to sanitize the auditoriums; For additional assurance, seat wipes will also be available for customer use. Please stay home if you have any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste/smell.
The Neon opens 30 minutes before the first scheduled show of the day.
Find the current list of movies showing in the theater at: www.neonmovies.com
You can also support The Neon by watching movies online via our Virtual Cinema here:
Shop via online sales portal: https://shoppuffapothecary.square.site/ on-site pick-up available
Consistent with additional guidelines from the governor, we are implementing several new measures.
· No more than 4 customers in the store at one time.
· No one under the age of 16 is permitted in the building.
· No pets are permitted in the building excluding service dogs.
If possible, call your order in and we will run your paperwork to your vehicle. (937) 224-1141
When in our store, use social distancing. Please stay 6’ away from the counter and any person in the store.
During the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home order, the Kitchen Showroom will be open by appointment only. To set an
appointment, call Jill Rubey at 937-535-6404 or visit us at requarth.com
Open. Meals on Wheels, supplies delivered to seniors. More info.
Speakeasy has reopened for in person classes! More info on classes and COVID policies here.
Limited seating during COVID-19. We take these times very seriously and are working to be leaders in our community through this, while exceeding state and local standards.
In person classes and tastings: https://www.tendermercy.com/tastings
Schedule a group (remote) wine tasting event for you and your friends or co-workers! Contact Tender Mercy Sommelier Lauren Gay to curate a 1- or 3-bottle tasting experience hosted especially for you and your group (minimum 5 participants) hosted on ZOOM by Lauren and the team at Tender Mercy. What better way to spend a Friday night than with friends, sipping on incredible wine and getting an expert lesson live from Tender Mercy? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Krag is open with a few changes. You must register for belay classes - walk-ins not accepted. https://www.urbankrag.com/
Please check the climber count in advance
If no climbers are present 2 hours before our scheduled closing hours, we will close early to defray ever increasing operational expenses.
To Our Loyal Wiley’s Customers and Wonderful Comics, Wiley’s is back and we have MISSED you! Just a few tidbits of info we need to let you all know. We have been working very hard and have deep cleaned and sanitized the entire club. We will be following the Responsible RestartOhio for Restaurants, Bars, and Banquet & Catering Facilities/Services. All our employees will be required to wear masks while working, and it’s up to our customers discretion on wearing one for themselves. We will be practicing social distancing while seating and entering the building, as will have sanitizer throughout the building. We are HIGHLY recommending that our guests pre purchase their tickets ONLINE @www.wileyscomedy.com to keep down on the interaction and wait times at the door. You may also call and buy your tickets over the phone at this time(937)224-5653. We will accommodate up to groups of 10 as long as we are given notice ahead of time. We are committed to keeping our customers and staff as safe as we possibly can.
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