The Dayton Arcade – Waking the Giant

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By 2023 the renovation of the Dayton Arcade became a story of perseverance. The effects of COVID were everywhere. Restaurant and retail space, vital to the Arcade’s long-term success, sat empty. But in the second half of 2023, the tide turned. In Part 3 of this multi-year documentary, we meet the people whose are bringing a new vibrancy to the Arcade. These are the dreamers and doers who are writing the final chapter of the renovation.

We’ll be airing this documentary in four parts this January – the three parts of the documentary and a panel discussion recorded in early 2024.


Sunday, January 28, from 1pm to 3pm on CET
Thursday, February 1, from 1pm to 3pm on ThinkTV14
Saturday, February 3, from 3pm to 5pm on ThinkTV14


Documentary Treatment

Interested in learning more about this upcoming project? Read the treatment here.

In The News

December 27, 2019

Year in Review: Here’s What Happened at the Dayton Arcade

Dayton Business Journal

December 5, 2019

The Most Transformative Project in America

The Philadelphia Citizen

November 6, 2019

The Gem City Moves Forward

The Atlantic

September 27, 2019

Women of the Dayton Arcade Restore Gem City’s Crown Jewel

Dayton Business Journal

August 1, 2019

New Brand Unveiled for Dayton Arcade Redevelopment

Dayton Business Journal

June 12, 2019

New Dayton’s Feature on The Dayton Arcade

New Dayton Podcast

August 1, 2019

New brand unveiled for Dayton Arcade redevelopment

Dayton Business Journal

April 25, 2019

The Dayton Arcade on Living Dayton

Living Dayton

December 14, 2018

Demolition work finally begins inside Dayton Arcade

Dayton Daily News

November 13, 2018

Dayton Arcade buildings in developer’s hands

Dayton Daily News

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We are Dayton Families

Cross Street Partners
Jack W. and Sally D. Eichelberger
Fifth Third Bank

Friends of the Dayton Arcade

University of Dayton

Let’s Wake the Giant


Chicago Title
The Dayton Foundation
Freund, Freeze & Arnold

Carrie and John Haley

Levin Family Foundation
Marsh Building Products
McGohan Brabender: Time & Susie Brabender
Moda4 Design
Model Construction

Robert and Linda Nevin


Lee and Patti Schear

Jerry Tatar

Twain Financial

The White Family / White-Allen

Brick by Brick

37 Volts Light Studio

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred G. van Breukelen

Dayton Wheel Concepts, Inc.

Steve and Debbie Freeze

Mr and Mrs R H Grant III

Gary Gottschlich

Green & Green Lawyers

Julia D. Hobart

Johnson Wealth Management

William and Sonnie Kasch

Amy Laughead-Riese

Lockwood Family Foundation

George and Moni Malacos

Mary and David Mathews

Mosaic Engineering
Nelson Stark

Barbara N. O’Hara

Brad J. Roof

Sebaly Shillito + Dyer

Betsy B. Whitney

Jay and Susie Woodhull in memory of Jean Woodhull

Mrs. Marie P. Wolff

Sara E. Woodhull

Paul Zimmer