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

Friday on Vine in OTR

Two pictures from Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine yesterday. The first is Taste of Belgium bistro‘s new patio at 12th and Vine. The second is the street scene in front of Senate and the other restaurants and shops up the street. The Ferrari in the picture might be, in the words of 5chw4r7z, “Jay Bruce living … Continue reading

P&G Old Spice Loft Space in OTR

There are so many secrets to Over-the-Rhine, both new and old. The P&G Old Spice Loft Space is one of them. The gallery at 1423 Vine St. was recently featured in the following video by Soapbox Cincinnati and The Big Media Company. In the video, P&G Associate Design Director Krista Jonesgehring explains that “being in Over-the-Rhine … Continue reading

Over-the-Rhine in July

Photos of Over-the-Rhine via Jayson Gomes of CincyImages.com View his photos on flickr here.

Before and After: 1211 Vine Street

Lavomatic Cafe at 1211 Vine Street

Final Friday OTR Skate is BACK for Round 2!!

Returning to OTR is the Final Friday OTR Skate presented by Far-I-Rome Productions. On Friday June 24, the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center will be transformed in to a combination roller disco and art gallery. Two new DJs will be featured, Cincinnati’s very own DJ Mowgli and DJ Pillo. The art installation will include art from the … Continue reading

Before and After: 12th and Vine

Mercer Commons, 3CDC, and 1314 Vine Street

Mercer Commons and 1314 Vine Street are in the news again thanks to the attention of Lisa Bernard-Kuhn at the Enquirer. The entire article is worthy of your attention but this excerpt sums it up quite well: But now, the 131-year-old purple building simply has to go, 3CDC says. The space at 1314 Vine St. … Continue reading

Before and After: 1218 and 1220 Vine Street

Today, 1220 Vine Street is home to A TAVOLA PIZZA and next door is The Queen City Underground’s Cincy Haus at 1218 Vine. Before, 1220 Vine Street: And now an interior photo from Katie Clavey as it is today: And these wonderful shots by 5chw4r7z:

Then and Now: Summer in the City

Two photos of OTR children playing in the neighborhood. The first was taken by Nick Thomas during this year’s Go OTR 5K and Summer Celebration. His thoughts on covering OTR and the event are worth a read and can be found at his photo website photo-cincy.com 5chw4r7z’s post on the event informs us that some … Continue reading

A Tavola Pizza and The Cincy Haus

Vine Street has two new residents, A Tavola Pizza bar + trattoria and The Cincy Haus. Here are two photos of the new businesses in the 1200 block of Vine Street. A Tavola Pizza is opening sometime in the next week or so! Photo credit to Katie Clavey (find on twitter @KatieClaveyMMX) And here’s an … Continue reading

OTRview IV: D. Lynn Meyers

D. Lynn Meyers is the Producing Artistic Director at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati (ETC) located at 1127 Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter of Over-the-Rhine. ETC is the second largest professional theatre in the Cincinnati region and is now celebrating its 25th anniversary in OTR. During the April 2001 “civil disturbance”, CNN used the … Continue reading

Senate’s Secret

Everyone loves a puzzle. In this case it’s a word jumble that hides the name of Daniel Wright’s new restaurant in the Gateway Quarter next to Senate. Can you figure out the name of new OTR restaurant? Photo courtesy of James Jenkins, view more of his work on carbonmade

Vine Street today

Here is Vine Street as it looks today. The four city blocks visible in this photo used to be abandoned, neglected and deteriorating. Now, they’re restored and several large infill projects have replaced unsightly lots and structures. Thanks to photographer James Jenkins for sharing his work. View his more of his photos on flickr and … Continue reading

A few shots of Vine

Jake Mecklenborg, author of Cincinnati’s Incomplete Subway: The Complete History, takes great photos. Here are three of Vine Street in OTR: You can learn more about Jake and his book on his website and you can purchase his book on the Cincinnati subway on Amazon.com

Before and After: The Lackman

One of the fun things about blogging about OTR is displaying transformations of historic structures from abandonment and disuse to restoration and rebirth as places to live, work, eat, drink, visit, etc. On the left is 1237 Vine Street as it was photographed in 2004 by 3CDC and how it looked in 2010 when 5chw4r7z … Continue reading

A Tavola Pizza opening this spring on Vine Street

By late March, A Tavola Pizza should be open for business on Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter! photo from A Tavola Pizza’s facebook page

Week 4: Colorful – The Boilover

IH2SW? Week 4: Colorful – The Boilover.

Before and After: 12th and Vine

Photos from the 3CDC flickr stream and Wikimedia Commons (L-R):

Shoe Repair on Vine Street in the Gateway Quarter

The sign above the door reads “Shoe Repair: Impressions that last”. I like that. Photo from 5chw4r7z who blogs, tweets and shoots great photos. This photo was originally posted in this blog post.