[JPL] New $2.3M jazz club to open in Dayton
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Thu Sep 17 21:45:29 EDT 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 1:46pm EDT | Modified: Thursday,
September 17, 2009, 2:07pm
New $2.3M jazz club to open in Dayton
Dayton Business Journal
A new, $2.3 million jazz and supper club is scheduled to start
construction this fall in the Wright-Dunbar area of Dayton.
Tootsie's, a nearly 18,000-square-foot jazz club, will be built on West
Third Street, across from the Charles Drew Health Center
The owner of Tootsie's, Gwendolin Dorsey, was not immediately available
The jazz club will be built by *Ferguson Construction Co.*
Jay Gearon, vice president of Sidney-based Ferguson, said by demolishing
the buildings that currently sit vacant on West Third Street and adding
this new jazz club, the area will see marked improvement.
"It will be landscaped, well-lit and a significant improvement for the
area," Gearon said. "It will be the western anchor of the Wright-Dunbar
The building will feature a full, commercial kitchen, a "grand ballroom"
that can hold up to 300 people, and a bar and lounge area.
Once construction gets underway, Gearon said he expects the project to
take about 10 months.
"This is really going to be a sharp-looking building," Gearon said.
The club also will feature a covered porch that faces West Third Street.
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