September 27, 2023


Be Inspired By Food

Third Perk plans to open West Dayton restaurant

May 2—The proprietor of a common Dayton espresso shop on East Third Street downtown ideas to open a new restaurant on West Third Street in West Dayton.

Juanita Darden, who owns Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar at 146 E. 3rd St., wishes to open up a new industrial kitchen supplying southern-fashion cuisine at 3907 W. 3rd St., in accordance to city of Dayton documents.

City leaders this week are expected to choose regardless of whether to give Darden $50,000 out of the city’s West Dayton Progress Have faith in Fund to assist the venture.

Third Perk designs to invest about $200,000 into the new business enterprise.

The property at 3907 W. 3rd St., two blocks east of Gettysburg Avenue, is a previous cafe, and is about 3.5 miles from 3rd Perk’s downtown institution.

The new organization will be carry-out and will offer fresh and healthy meals to folks who live nearby, which includes people in the Westwood and Arlington neighborhoods, metropolis paperwork point out.

Some foods goods made in the commercial kitchen area will be marketed at Third Perk, and Darden also options to spouse with chef Mark Brown to deliver on-website culinary instruction to up-and-coming chefs, metropolis documents state.

3rd Perk also has been encouraged to obtain about $82,400 of the city’s federal rescue funds for the venture to help with giving small business enhancement actions.

The grant funding would enable cover costs linked with property acquisition, facility upgrades, equipment, lighting, furnishings and other charges.