OTR Update: See Cincinnati With New Eyes

Smale Riverfront Park by Mark Stegman

CEOs for Cities held its national meeting at the Contemporary Arts Center this week. The theme was “The City as a Start-Up.” This amazing video was produced to introduce the attendees to Cincinnati. It stars a little boy who lives on Orchard Street riding around Over-the-Rhine and downtown on his Prince Lionheart balance bike. “See … Continue reading

Arnold’s Is First Cincinnati Location Featured on Google Business Photos

Arnold's Bar and Grill on Street View 5

Arnold’s Bar and Grill, the city’s oldest tavern, is the first business in Cincinnati to be included in Google Maps Business Photos. Business Photos shares 360° views inside businesses as part of Google Street View. Owner and head chef Ronda Androski announced the news on the My Life At Arnold’s blog today. The photographs were taken … Continue reading

Final Friday OTR – April 2012

Skate!

This Friday (tomorrow) is yet another Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine, and its set to be a great one. In addition to the standard Final Friday happenings, there are some unique offerings. First up is another edition of OTR Skate featuring You, You’re Awesome and Automagik. This takes place at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center from 8:00-11:00 pm. … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine: Best Neighborhood of Cincinnati 2012

Over-the-Rhine Cincinnati CityBeat Best of the City 2012 Neighborhood (2)

Two years in a row! Cincinnati CityBeat’s 2012 Best of the Cincinnati issue is out and Over-the-Rhine was chosen by readers as Cincinnati’s best neighborhood. What a nice recognition of Over-the-Rhine’s flourishing community especially coming on the heels of last year’s first place ranking. Many OTR businesses, restaurants, merchants, places, and vendors were ranked in … Continue reading

Cincinnati Startup Community Heading SXSW

Downtown Cincinnati by Aaron Davidson

Cincinnati’s startup community is hitting its stride tonight as the Cincinnati StartUp bus (one of only 10 nationally) launches from The Brandery for South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. The Brandery is a seed stage venture accelerator (ranked top 10 nationally) located in the heart of Over-the-Rhine at 1411 Vine Street. While in Austin, … Continue reading

The 2012 Bockfest Parade in Photos

Jim Tarbell at Bockfest Hall via Chris Seelbach

Bockfest 2012 began yesterday with the annual parade from Cincinnati’s oldest bar, Arnold’s, up Main Street to Bockfest Hall in the OTR Brewery District. The parade was delayed a short amount of time by a violent storm system that swept through the tri-state and spawned deadly tornadoes. Our thoughts and prayers are with those devastated … Continue reading

Epiventures Breaks Down Local Food Scene with “Cincinnati Deconstructed”

Cincinnati deConstructed

Chef and writer Courtney Tsitouris runs Epiventures which tells “stories about food.” She has joined forces with local film director, Michael Holder, to produce Cincinnati Deconstructed -  a video series about Cincinnati’s food scene and the people who make it interesting. Like the Queen City Project, Cincinnati Deconstructed showcases unique, local people and places that are taking … Continue reading

Civic Iconography: Raising The Queen City’s Standard

Flag of Cincinnati

This is the second in a series of posts about civic design, iconography, and branding. Some of these ideas I’ve had for awhile, but now with GOOD Ideas for Cities coming to Cincinnati I figure it is a good time to share. The first post in this series was about Cincinnati’s own typeface. Read it here. The … Continue reading

2012 Bockfest Tours

Bockfest 20th Anniversary

Bockfest kicks off with its signature parade that starts in front of Arnold’s Bar and Grill downtown at 5:30pm, Friday, March 2. On Saturday and Sunday, several tours of unique Over-the-Rhine locations are being offered. Historic Churches of Over-the-Rhine Buy tickets here, $20 Tour begins at Bockfest Hall, 1619 Moore Street Saturday, March 3 – … Continue reading

The Queen City Project

The Queen City Project

Update: It should be noted that the two businesses (Bluestone Creative and Alias Imaging) behind The Queen City Project are based downtown. Three of the four businesses profiled so far (Shadeau Breads, Coffee Emporium, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) are located in Over-the-Rhine and the fourth (Arnold’s Bar and Grill) is in downtown. Soapbox Cincinnati, which is also … Continue reading

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