The Dayton Arcade – Waking the Giant

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Great victories are rarely swift. Several victories have been won in the fight to revitalize Dayton, however, The Dayton Arcade is poised to be the project that changes everything.

Dayton Arcade: Waking the Giant is an in-depth multi-dimensional three-part documentary that tracks the restoration of the Dayton Arcade, which had previously been closed for 30 years. The documentary is a story of history, finance, and urban revitalization that is set against the drama of an architectural metamorphosis. It details the story of the Arcades’ rehabilitation – documenting the critical phases of construction – but will also visit what the original builders had in mind and how the Arcade had affected people’s lives in the past.


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