On social media, we are seeing daily examples of small local business reaching out to their peers. We see it in innovative partnerships and heartfelt pivots to keep our local restaurants intact. It is the embodiment of #DaytonStrong.
As for the Century—our help has come from the Windsor Companies, other Fire Blocks District businesses, our dear friends at The Idea Collective, and all of you who have so generously ordered from our website.
Months ago we struggled with the hard decision to part with our original neon sign. But as we made way for the future and updated our brand, it just didn’t fit who we are today. Our dear friends at The Idea Collective(TenderMercy//Sueno) originally purchased it with the promise of trying to keep it in Dayton.
Then the world turned upside down. As most of you know we were closed for 32 days for construction and only allowed to remain open for six weeks before we had to shut down again because of the Coronavirus. We want to thank Dayton for the tremendous support you gave us in those few short weeks.
Much to our surprise, we received a call from The IdeaCollective saying that they wanted to help another small business. To aid in keeping the Century’s lights on, they are graciously giving us back the sign so we can raise funds with it.
We are grateful and proud to auction the Century Bar sign on eBay.
This sale will help us ensure that we can continue to serve you for the rest of the 21st Century. It is our sincerest hope that the sign remains in Dayton or perhaps gets donated to the American sign museum in Cincinnati.
The above post was written by Diane Spitzig, bar c0-owner.
10 S Jefferson St
Dayton, Ohio 45402
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