OTR Updates

There is so much happening in Over-the-Rhine it’s nearly impossible to keep up with it all. Here’s a sampling of current events and things to look forward to:

Tanya O’Rourke at WCPO Channel 9 reported on downtown Cincinnati’s rise. The three page story and accompanying video is indisputable proof that the secret is out.

The Go OTR 5K & Summer Celebration is Saturday, May 19.

Music by : Wussy, Shiny & the Spoon, Josh Eagle & the Harvest City, Cincy Brass, YPCC, and The Blue Wisp’s Young Lions.

Craft Market by: The City Flea

Fine Art Show

Food by: A Tavola, Abigail Street, Bakersfield, LavOmatic, SENATE, Taste of Belgium, & Venice on Vine.

Beer by: Christian Moerlein

Sponsors: 3CDC, PNC, 4EG

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has rebranded itself including a new look for its Vine Street facade:

There’s a new exhibition at YES Gallery on Main Street by Mike Perry and Naomi Reis including this mural by Perry as photographed by OTR resident and City Councilman Chris Seelbach:

More new restaurants are on the way:

The Anchor will be an urban fish shack and oyster bar located at 1401 Race Street across from Washington Park plans to open by mid-July. Via New in Town:

Designed by Kurt Platte Architecture and Design, the 2,100-square-foot restaurant’s atmosphere will be casual and slightly rustic, but nice enough that Music Hall concertgoers can stop in for a bite and a cocktail before the show, [owner and chef Derek] dos Anjos said. Booths with butcher-block tables, a large bar and a 14th Street patio overlooking the park will seat 60 to 80.

Hapa, a new Asian themed restaurant reportedly operated by the owners of Pho Lang Thang, has signed a five-year lease for a space in Trinity Flats on Vine. More info at UrbanCincy.

iSPYCINCY announced that a new Japanese restaurant is slated to open at the Color Building on Vine Street in late 2012. Via iSPYCINCY:

Coming soon to Over the Rhine… a Japanese GastroPub and sushi bar that combines three venuesinto one: a contemporary dining room, a hipbar/lounge, and a year-round,landscaped beer garden. The latest kid on the block of the Gateway Quarter’s bustling restaurant scene is set to open in mid to late fall.

The place will be co-owned and operated by Jon Zipperstein and Hideki Harada. Zipperstein is probably best known as the restaurateur of Embers, one of the top dining establishments in the city, and Harada, a native Cincinnatian and Sycamore High alum, will play dual roles as owner/chef.

Hideki Harada, who will play dual roles as owner/chef, standing in front of the new restaurant – photo via iSPYCINCY.com

PetWants: The Urban Feed Store is moving from Findlay Market to 1409 Vine Street, part of the Parvis Lofts block. PetWants describes itself as “the only pet food and supply store designed and dedicated to the urban pet owner. Stop in for pet food, litter, pet toys, supplies & much more! All Natural Pet Food, made in Ohio. NO soy, corn, wheat or animal bi-products..ever!”

Reser Bicycle Outfitters is expanding from a single store on Monmouth St. in Newport, KY by adding a second store at 1419 Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine.

Reser Bicycle Outfitters at 1419 Vine Street

Reser Bicycle Outfitters – RBO OTR

The Washington Park underground parking garage is now open and trees are being planted on top of it:

One Response to “OTR Updates”
  1. Bremen@14th says:

    Is the Ensemble Theater going to add any color to its new exterior? While the old style was a ton of color and needed updating… this new monochromatic look is super boring. It went from one extreme to another. Anyone know if that is the final product?

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