Retail center for about 20 businesses planned for Dayton |

Retail center for about 20 businesses planned for Dayton

Becky Bosshart

A commercial center in Dayton set to break ground in early January includes plans for a Round Table Pizza, Jack in the Box and Taco Bell.

Chris Bonafede, manager of Dayton Delta LLC of Minden, said Wednesday the 6.5-acre project is near Smith’s on Highway 50. Dayton Delta bought the property from the grocery store company in February.

“Our vision with Dayton is to try and provide a first-class retail shopping center that would provide the services that the community needs,” he said.

The first phase is on Retail Road and includes about nine retail spaces. Jack in the Box and Taco Bell are in this first phase. Bonafede said those restaurants should break ground by the spring. The completion date for this phase is July 2005.

Phase two of construction, located on the side of Pine Cone Road, is set to break ground on April 1. Together the project’s phases will add more than 25,000 square feet of retail space.

About 20 businesses will locate in Dayton Delta’s commercial center. So far, eight spaces are full, deals on three spaces are pending. Bonafede said another fast-food chain restaurant has secured a pad facing Highway 50, but he could not name it. The total cost of construction is not yet available.

Work on the project will be done by Miles Brothers Construction of Mound House, Bartlett Architecture and Western Engineering & Surveying of Carson City. Wells Fargo Bank completed the construction loan.

Bonafede said the Dayton Smith’s is one of the largest grossing in the nation, so other chain businesses see this location as a “tremendous opportunity.”

Lyon County Commission Vice Chairman Bob Milz said county government has worked with Dayton Delta and Miles Brothers for a year and a half to get this project started.

“How it benefits the county is in additional sales tax,” he said. “That would help the county provide extra services and then also a place where people don’t have to drive to Carson City (to have retail). It’s just a wonderful thing that we’ve all needed.”

Milz has lived in Dayton for 16 years and he said this project is the biggest commercial venture in Dayton other than Smith’s. He estimates the population in the Dayton area as 15,000.

“Until now we really haven’t had the population to support local business,” he said.

Contact reporter Becky Bosshart at bbosshart@ or 881-1212.


Dayton Delta commercial center will include:

Round Table Pizza

Jack in the Box

Taco Bell

The UPS Store

Bobby Pages Dry Cleaner

Nextel Cellular

MTM Capital Services

Paycheck Advance

The center will be completed in late 2005.

For leasing and other information, contact Dayton Delta at 800-690-7756