DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several downtown Dayton businesses are closing their doors, while others are transforming.
Business at Club Vex on South St. Clair St. has slowed down and has a bad reputation with police. It’s been home to dozens of assaults and thefts over the years.
Now, the owner is looking to turn things around with a new name, management and purpose. 2 NEWS spoke with one of the managers who said it will be called Cloverdale and serve as a venue for events like fundraisers.
An open date has not been set.
“We’re really encouraged by all the businesses trying to take a proactive activities and make their spaces open and inviting. They know they have to work with the rest of the community like DPD (Dayton Police Department) and the rest of the city,” said Val Beerbower, with the Downtown Dayton Partnership.
Businesses closing and opening:
- Sew Dayton on the corner of Wayne and Fifth Ave. is reportedly closing.
- Qdoba on Brown St. closed.
- Tasty Measures, a deli closed after being open for less than a year.
- Doors are locked and signs have been taken down at Confetti, a stationary and party supplies story on Fifth Ave.
- Wiley’s Comedy Club in the Oregon District isn’t closing, but the facility is for sale.
- Bicycles For All is relocating from Kettering to downtown.
- Shish Wraps on Brown St. closed, but Zombie Dogz is reportedly moving into the space.
2 NEWS reached out to the property owner of Club Vex, but haven’t heard back.