Shop Local OTR Gift Guide 2011

The OTR Holiday Gift Guide is out and it’s amazing. The Style Sample (a personal fav) designed and photographed the publication for the OTR Gateway Merchants Group. You can view it online at here and here or scroll through it below:

Sloane Boutique Grand Opening

Cincy Style Edit has a post up about Sloane Boutique‘s grand opening party this weekend. Check it out here.

Historic Conservation Board Rejects Mercer Commons Design

Lisa Bernard-Kuhn reports for the Enquirer that the city’s Historic Conservation Board voted 6-0 to “deny a recommendation for new designs for a four-story condominium and retail building in the 1300 block of Vine Street. The board also voted 4-2 to reject a recommendation for designs for new townhomes proposed along Mercer Street.” Regardless of the Historic … Continue reading

How Cincinnati Defeated the Streetcar Haters … Again

via Kaid Benfield at The Atlantic – Cities: But highly walkable and adjacent to downtown with buildings ripe for adaptive reuse, Over-the-Rhine is perfectly poised to become an exceptional example of restoration and redevelopmentwith a small environmental footprint. It is also a preservationist’s dream, containing the nation’s most impressive inventory of 19th-century Italianate architecture, along … Continue reading

OFFF Cincinnati 2011

How many scenes of OTR can you spot in this video from OFFF?

The Emery Theatre, A Requiem Project

View from Stage Right Balcony

The Emery Theatre The Emery Theatre was built in 1911, and is considered an acoustically pure theatre. It is one of three sister buildings (along with Orchestra Halls in Chicago and Detroit) to New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Cincinnati philanthropist, Mary Emery, bequeathed the entire Emery building to the city in memory of her late … Continue reading

UPDATE on Cincinnatians for Progress’s OEC Complaint Against COAST

I received this from Cincinnatians for Progress Today: COAST Demands Constitutional Right to Lie COAST today filed a suit in federal court in Cincinnati seeking to overturn Ohio’s law against false statements in issue campaigns. Last week, Cincinnatians for Progress filed charges with the Ohio Elections Commission  citing COAST’s use of known false statements in … Continue reading