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Downtown coffee shop another COVID casualty


September 3, 2020

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Shut down since March, Rey's Roast Coffee Shop at 242 E. Main Street, served its last cup of "Roasted In Dayton • Brewed In Dayton" coffee last week. Regina Weldert's age, 12-foot wide storefront and dwindled business were factors in the decision to close.

DAYTON–A local downtown establishment, well known regionally and with a fan base that stretches from coast to coast, has closed, buckling under coronavirus pressures. But take heart, coffee aficionados, the coffee will still be roasted locally and be available.

Regina Weldert's Rey's Roast Coffee Shop, at 242 E. Main Street since May, 2016, has been closed since March, for the most part, Weld...

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