Mendelson Liquidation Building

Crawford Hoying Purchases Downtown Dayton’s Mendelson Building

March 17, 2023

(October 3, 2019) DAYTON, OHIO – Crawford Hoying announced today their purchase of the expansive Mendelson building located at 340 East First Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Previously home to Mendelsons Liquidation Outlet, the more than 550,000 square foot, eight-story building will be the newest addition to the Water Street District.

“Crawford Hoying purchased this site as part of our ongoing investment in the revitalization of the downtown Dayton area,” said Brent Crawford, principal at Crawford Hoying. “We’re eager to further add vibrancy to the city in developing this project.”

The sale also includes the Mendelson warehouse and lot located at 418 East First Street. Many options for development of the sites are being considered and uses will be announced as development progresses.

“I’m excited to continue the partnership with Crawford Hoying and the City of Dayton,” said Sandy Mendelson, prior owner of the landmark site. “Since the beginning, everything that Crawford Hoying has been a part of has positively contributed to the Dayton community. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Mendelson building.”

About Crawford Hoying

Crawford Hoying is a full-service real estate development company, based in Dublin, Ohio. Concentrating in all aspects of acquisition, design, development, construction, management, as well as commercial and residential brokerage. In the past five years alone, they have developed more than $1 billion of mixed-use, multifamily, office and retail properties. Crawford Hoying creates a sense of Place; focused on consumer needs from a commerce, culture and community perspective. Bridge Park,, and Water Street District,, are examples of Crawford Hoying’s transformational development capabilities. To learn more about Crawford Hoying, visit