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Mirabella Boutique | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Mirabella Boutique

Barbi Dewitt opened Mirabella Boutique in 2013. Her first store was only 400 square feet. Today, her store is 2200 square feet.

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Reza's Cafe | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Reza’s

“I started roasting coffee five years ago in Fairborn in an incubator space. We were open to the public but we couldn’t get enough people to come to where we were.”

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Woodland Cemetery | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Woodland Cemetery

This week’s ‘Dayton’s Not Dead’ feature might be on the side of a little dead. Woodland Cemetery was founded in 1841 but the first burial wasn’t until two years later in 1843.

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Dayton’s Not Dead: Don Patron

“Good food is my passion. You know you eat good food and you’re happy. Food is happiness,” said Everardo Ascencio, owner of Don Patron Mexican Grill and Bar.

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Heart Mercantile | Photo by Jessalyn Pugh Photography

Dayton’s Not Dead: Heart Mercantile

Brittany Smith and Carly Short originally opened Heart Mercantile; the idea sprang from their antique booth at Antique Village in Centerville.

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Neighborhood Nest | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Neighborhood Nest

Your Dayton’s Not Dead feature of the week: The Neighborhood Nest is a dedicated gluten-free bakery.

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Dayton Council on World Affairs | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: DCOWA and the Global Views, Local Brews

It is held the third Tuesday of each month at a local bar called Proto BuildBar and the event is a casual gathering with a short presentation by a local speaker.

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571 Grill | Photo by Marketing company, Artistic Inspirations, Tipp City

Dayton’s Not Dead: 571 Grill and Drafthouse

Dayton’s Not Dead feature: The name 571 Grill and Drafthouse is fairly new to the area, but the restaurant has been around for many years.

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Lily's Bistro | Photo by Skyler Foster

Dayton’s Not Dead: Lily’s Bistro

Lily’s Bistro has been located in Dayton’s Oregon District for almost seven years, owned and operated by Mendenhall.

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Lefty's Eats & Espresso | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Lefty’s

Lefty’s Eats and Espresso, or Lefty’s, is a local coffee shop and restaurant owned by Lawren Williams; it opened around a year-and-a-half ago on March 28, 2018.

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