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Dayton Still Working to Replace Grocery Store, Special Meeting May Be Called

The City of Dayton continues to pursue interest in a now vacant grocery store space on Sixth Avenue.

Riverside Market closed earlier this year leaving the city without a full-service grocery.

At Tuesday night's city council meeting, Mayor Ben Baker said that he hopes something will come of the recent talks of a replacement in the next thirty days.

"I will keep the public informed that we are having conversations to keep that as a grocery store," Baker said. 

At a council meeting last month, an executive session was held where council members listened to a proposal from a potential grocery store tenant. Due to the nature of executive session discussions, nothing is known publicly about who the potential is or what possible city incentives may be involved.

Baker said that some new information on the matter arrived at the city just before the start of Tuesday night's meeting but did not elaborate.

If a city council vote is necessary for the project to proceed, a special meeting could be called "down the road", City Attorney Tom Edge said.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo: Vacant Riverside Market space (RCN)