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Task force to review state of historic Dayton Arcade

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is appointing a task force to consider the future of a Gem City landmark.

Dayton's Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since the 1990's. The once glittering building has fallen into disrepair following years of neglect.

In a release, Whaley's office says the task force will review and assess the Arcade for redevelopment along with nine surrounding buildings.

Private owners bought The Dayton Arcade in 2009 with a promise to restore and reopen it as a mixed-use facility. That never panned out and the city says the owners are $200,000 in arrears on property taxes.

The  task force is expected to make its recommendations to the Mayor by the end of the year.