Dave Chapelle’s real estate company buys downtown Dayton building
July 28 – A real estate holding company owned by comedian Dave Chapelle has purchased an Oregon district building, with nearby parcels, for $1.975 million.
New Montgomery County records show Iron Table Holdings LLC purchased the properties, including 101 Pine St. in the District of Oregon and neighboring lots. About a third of an acre at 321 E. Fifth was part of the purchase.
The seller of the four parcels was Laff Ltd., operated by Daniel Lafferty.
101 Pine St. has hosted Wiley’s Comedy Club and radio station WTUE and other stations.
Dan “Wiley” Lafferty opened Wiley’s Comedy Niteclub’s in 1982 at its original location at 970 Patterson Road. The club moved to its current location at 101 Pine in the District of Oregon in 1990. Lafferty sold Wiley’s to comedian Rob Haney, who ran the club until he sold it to Bowers and his five partners sales at the end of 2014.
Records give a transaction date of Wednesday for the recent purchase of the building. The deed gives an address in Yellow Springs for Iron Table.
Montgomery County records show that these Dayton properties are the only properties de Chappelle’s company owns in the county.
Chappelle has been active in area real estate, primarily in Greene County and Yellow Springs, where he has a home. Earlier this year, he was among those who raised concerns about a proposed new Oberer Homes development in Yellow Springs.
In February, after complaints from residents, including Chappelle, the Yellow Springs Village Council voted 2-2, with one member recusing himself on revised “planned unit development” zoning in that project.
That meant the zoning in question reverted to what had previously been approved, with 143 single-family homes on the lot, with homes starting at around $300,000, according to village documents, with no component for affordable housing.
Wiley’s is Ohio’s oldest comedy club and Dayton’s first comedy club.
A message seeking comment was left for Chappelle’s publicist on Thursday.