OTR Update: See Cincinnati With New Eyes

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 Cincinnati. With new eyes.”

Around time 1:02, a poster advertising a Spring in Our Steps cleanup (which OTR Matters fully supports) is shown.

As UrbanCincy reports, a lot is going on this weekend. Phase 1 of Smale Riverfront Park is opening tonight and the GO OTR 5K and Summer Celebration kicks off tomorrow.

WLWT reported on the grand opening of Smale Riverfront Park in this video. The grand opening will include free UDF ice cream, music and fireworks. Keep up with the park on facebook via the Cincinnati Parks page.

Smale Riverfront Park by Cincinnati Parks

Smale Riverfront Park by Cincinnati Parks

Smale Riverfront Park by Cincinnati Parks

In the photo below, one can see the Bicycle Thursday Night Slow and Steady Riders at the top of the Main Street steps.

Smale Riverfront Park by WLWT

Smale Riverfront Park by Mark Stegman

Smale Riverfront Park by Cincinnati Enquirer

The Go OTR 5K and Celebration is tomorrow! Great music, a craft market curated by The City Flea and much more is planned.

Quan Hapa is set to open in September. The restaurant located at 1335 Vine Street plans to serve Asian-inspired bar and street food. The people behind the venture are the owners of Pho Lang Thang, the popular Findlay Market vendor. Like on facebook here and follow on twitter @QuanHapa.

The Anchor-OTR is set to open this summer across from the renovated and expanded Washington Park. It, too, has a new facebook page and twitter account @theanchorotr. Construction on the seafood restaurant and oyster bar is already underway. Read more about it here.

Atomic Number 10 has 20% off sale of all men’s and women’s shoes through May 25. Connect via facebook, twitter @atomicnumberten and tumblr.

Bakersfield OTR has expanded hours so now it is open for lunch Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Closes at 10pm on Sunday. More details on its facebook page or twitter @BakersfieldOTR.

Both Taste of Belgium and Park + Vine are celebrating their 5th anniversaries this month! Congrats to both amazing businesses and all the people behind them! Connect with Park + Vine on facebook and twitter @parkvine, and Taste of Belgium on facebook and twitter @tasteofbelgium.

The businesses are celebrating the milestone by offering free waffles (pictured below) in Taste of Belgium’s case and a party during Final Friday on May 25 in Park + Vine’s case.

Taste of Belgium 5th Anniversary

The Midpoint Indie Summer Concert Series on Fountain Square has announced its lineup. Check it out via Each Note Secure and remember it’s all free, all summer!

Washington Park continues to make amazing progress:

Washington Park, Cincinnati

Finally, the weather is going to be great all weekend! Photo via Donna Covrett:

Over-the-Rhine, via Donna Covrett


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