It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Light up Dayton kicked off our holiday celebrations last weekend. I want to thank the Dayton Civic Club for putting on this annual event. The old YMCA building looked great! Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time, and I’m sure all the children enjoyed seeing Santa and receiving toys.
The lights and decoration around the Monument and Town Center look amazing, and I also want to thank everyone who decorated the planters throughout the city. I hope you have also noticed the new Snow Flake lights on the poles along Sixth Ave.
There’s a lot of thing happening along 6th Avenue. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Dayton Holiday Market at the Raimey Building (635 Sixth Ave.) it will be open Fridays (4 PM – 8 PM), Saturdays (Noon – 8 PM), and Sundays (Noon – 5 PM) through December 23.
Four new businesses are preparing to open along Sixth Ave. The Vintage Outlet at 507 Sixth Avenue will be offering a selection of vintage clothing, focusing on cashmere and specialty wool sweaters, and leather and fur coats. Buck BBQ will be opening their second location in Dayton at 640 Sixth Avenue in January. The former Christofield’s (Dayton Chili) will be opening as a diner serving breakfast and lunch, in January. And, Bridewell Stone will be opening a retail location at the Raimey Building at 535 Sixth Avenue. Our efforts to revitalize our central business district with our CCAP program are really starting to pay off!
An update on the progress for the new City Building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Berry. Last month, we put out a Request for Qualifications for architectural firms. We had nine firms submit RFQ and we will be reviewing them at a council meeting later this month.
The City of Dayton has had a great year, and next year looks like will be even better! Lastly, I, council and the city staff would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mayor Virgil Boruske
Mayor Ben Baker
Ben Baker is currently serving his first term as mayor after two consecutive terms on Dayton City Council. Mr. Baker lives on historic 6th Avenue and enjoys the walkable nature of Dayton as well as it’s many friendly streets.