Site Announced for the Gem City Market -- thanks in part to the SAPC

The 300 and 400 block of Salem Avenue is the future home for the Gem City Market, Dayton's new full-service co-op grocery.    The Salem Avenue Peace Corridor is proud to coordinate the property acquisition and sale for the Market, at a price well below its market value, in order to make the Market successful.

The site announcement was made at a Press Conference held at the site on May 16, 2018 at 10 am.  Read the article in the Dayton Daily News.   

To learn more about the Market, to buy a Membership Share, or to learn how you can become involved, check out, and like the Market's Facebook page.

Read about the Gem City Market in other news:  5 Things to Know, and major donations from Premier Health and CareSource Foundation.


- A market survey of over 1200 people, identified sufficient demand in our area to support a new market.

- The name, Gem City Market, was selected through online voting. 

- An exciting goal of the Market is to hire area residents, and employees will be encouraged to become co-owners of the Market!
- The Market plans to offer 70% conventional grocery items and 30% organic and specialty products.   The Market plans to sell beer and wine to improve finances.  

- The store will have affordable “kitchen staples” as well as fresh produce, meats, coffee, dairy and other quality items to satisfy residents in our area.

Hundreds of Supporters Attend Community Events
- You have many ways to get involved, including community meetings, fund-raisers, and selling membership shares.   The goal is to engage area residents, friends, neighbors and family.   Let's help the Gem City Market fulfill its Mission, and sell shares to residents and supporters.

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Contacts for Services in Dayton

  1.     Dayton Police – 937-333-COPS                                                                                                  12.  Vicious Dog, dog bites, excessive barking – 937-225-4357
  2.     Miami Valley Crime Stoppers – 937-222-STOP                                                                 13.  Dead Animal on Public Property – 937- 333-4800
  3.     Housing Inspection – 937-333-3977, including inoperative or                                 14.  Building Permit Information – 937-333-3883

           junked vehicles on private property, structure or yard                                                  15.  Commercial Zoning Issues – 937-333-3887

           maintenance, and residential zoning                                                                                         16.  Rodent Problems – 937-333-3977
  4.     Vacant Structure Problems – 937-333-3977, including overgrown                      17.  Unlicensed / Expired Plates –- 937-225-4357

           weeds or trash, and buildings open to vandalism                                                               18.  Inoperative / Junked Vehicles – 937-333-1058                    
  5.     Vacant Lots – 937-333-4800, including weeds or trash                                                19.  Recycling – 937-333-7678
  6.     Illegal Dumping – 937-333-3977                                                                                                20.  Tire Disposal – 937-225-4860
  7.     Trash Removal and Bulk Waste Pick-up – 937-333-4800                                           21.  Neighborhood Conflict – 937-333-2345
  8.     Abandoned Vehicles – 937-333-2677                                                                                     22.  Tenant/Landlord Conflict – 888-534-1432
  9.     Vehicle in street/alley/sidewalks – 937-333-1038                                                          23.   Landmarks Office – 937-333-4271, including application for
 10.  Animal Abuse – 937-898-4457                                                                                                               Certificate of Appropriateness (COA), and questions about
 11.  Animal Control/unlicensed/loose dog – 937-898-4457                                                          exterior work/repairs in Historic Districts

 View  Presentation or Video from the Jun 7th Town Hall / Vision Session
Held at Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, OH

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