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Fire Blocks District

The Dayton Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center first opened in December 2017.
April Laissle / WYSO

The Dayton Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center is moving out of its current location in the city’s Fire Blocks district. The museum first opened there in December 2017. Officials say rising rent costs forced the move.

Rent for the museum’s current space on East Third Street was originally free, thanks to an agreement with the district's former developer. Under the new development company, rent will rise to $1,400 a month. Funk Center Founder and CEO David Webb says they can’t afford it.