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the pop-up project

This program matches business owners and entrepreneurs who want to try out a business concept with downtown property owners who have space available for occupancy. The Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project is a component of the Greater Dayton Downtown Plan.

baker salvage co.

Baker Salvage Co. is a custom furniture and décor company. Their home goods are made from reclaimed wood and salvaged materials.

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Fronana is an all-natural, frozen treat that is made out of bananas. It resembles ice cream but without any dairy, sugar, artificial ingredients, or preservatives, so it is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

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hicks’ barbershop

Hicks’ Barber Shop is a traditional barber shop and shave parlor owned by James Hicks, aka “The Bearded Barber.” Hicks will specialize in a razor-fading technique and also sell his own signature beard oil.

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Mitosis, a digital experience firm became the first office concept pop-up project participant, laying the groundwork for future business office pop-ups.

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twist cupcakery

Twist Cupcakery is a bakery that specializes in cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other confectionary items with a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy sweet treats as Downtown Dayton’s only full service bakery.

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it all starts with an idea...