Dorothy Lane Market (DLM) is an upscale shopping experience with three locations in the southern Dayton area, but none of those explains the origin of their name. You have to go back to the beginning, in 1948, when they opened a fruit stand at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane in what was then Van Buren Township. Four years later the township was incorporated as the Village of Kettering and grew into the City of Kettering in 1955. The first market was built a few blocks north of the fruit stand in 1953, the second in Centerville in 1991 and the third in Springboro in 2002.
DLM is famous with their delicious Killer Brownies, a treat of multiple layers of chocolate brownie, gooey caramel and chopped pecans.