[JPL] New $2.3M jazz club to open in Dayton

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
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 
<http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/related_content.html?topic=Charles%20Drew%20Health%20Center>.

The owner of Tootsie's, Gwendolin Dorsey, was not immediately available 
for comment.

The jazz club will be built by *Ferguson Construction Co.* 
<http://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/gen/Ferguson_Construction_Co._DBC38E9F86534F16876316B777862AD4.html>

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 
district."

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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