Friday is deadline to apply for Pop-Up Project

downtown Dayton (WDTN Photo)
downtown Dayton (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to apply to be a part of the 12th phase of the Activated Spaces Pop-Up Project.

The program is a push to fill storefronts in downtown Dayton. It’s looking for entrepreneurs to open retail shops in downtown Dayton this spring. It’s accepting applications for short-term retail and service businesses.

The project matches business owners and entrepreneurs with downtown property owners who have first floor storefront space available.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. The application is available online.

Tenants will be notified the week of March 6. Retailers must be ready to open in May. Leases will range from three to six months.

Thirteen businesses that have opened as part of the pop-up project are still open today. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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