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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: The Banks
« Reply #7595 on: September 18, 2014, 04:56:36 PM »
Do the Bills have a following in Canada?

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« Reply #7596 on: September 18, 2014, 05:16:53 PM »
Do the Bills have a following in Canada?

Yeah a fair following. I believe the Bills play two games in Toronto every year.
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« Reply #7597 on: September 29, 2014, 08:09:54 AM »
Surviving at The Banks: What it takes
Bowdeya Tweh, btweh@enquirer.com


Game days and big events are boom times for drink sales and activity at The Banks’ bars and restaurants.

The Cincinnati Reds played their final game of the season Sunday at Great American Ball Park, though. Six home games remain on the Cincinnati Bengals’ schedule, unless the team makes the playoffs. Concert season also is slowing down, despite scheduled performances by Pearl Jam, Bastille and Cher next month at U.S. Bank Arena.

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/09/28/banks-restaurant-tenants/16410175/
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« Reply #7598 on: October 03, 2014, 10:16:51 AM »
Phase three: #WestChester@::~theBanks~

Just learned that there's a development in Portland called INDIGO @ twelve | west (with that exact capitalization and punctuation).

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Re: Cincinnati: Downtown: The Banks
« Reply #7599 on: October 24, 2014, 09:52:34 AM »
P&G is spinning off Duracell batteries

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/10/24/pg-reports-results/17822103/

At first I got really excited thinking a new Duracell HQ would be a great candidate for the remaining office pad at the Banks. Then they updated this story with info that Duracell is actually HQ'ed in Bethel, Connecticut near NYC and they have few employees here. 

Still... CT is expensive... from Google earth it looks like they are in a standard suburban office park... we could probably offer some tax breaks...and Cincy would be closer to the US factories listed in the article. 

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« Reply #7600 on: November 05, 2014, 04:48:43 PM »
Cranley: No city subsidy for Banks hotel

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has said it before and now he has put it in writing: The city will not subsidize a hotel at The Banks.

Taxpayers simply can't afford it, he said.

In an email to county officials earlier this week, the mayor reiterated the city's position after learning The Banks' developers expected $12 to $16 million in taxpayer money to secure an "extremely nice high-end" hotel at the site.

"I'm not wedded to the idea that there must be a hotel," Cranley told the Enquirer. "If the market said it doesn't work because there are so many other hotels, then OK. I think it can and will be a hotel without a city subsidy."

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« Reply #7601 on: November 05, 2014, 04:56:56 PM »
Interesting tidbit I wasn't aware of: Dayton, OH City Manager Tim Riordan, who announced his retirement last week, is a member of the Joint Banks Steering Committee. 


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« Reply #7602 on: November 05, 2014, 05:11:12 PM »
If, OTOH, someone wants to put a hotel at the Incline District they will get some handsome incentives. ;)

I think this is smart...there should be a hotel at the Banks, but it should be able to do fine without city money.
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« Reply #7603 on: November 06, 2014, 10:38:11 AM »
On a different note, I saw job postings for a new restaurant going in where Johnny Rockets was at the Banks. Any insight into what's filling that space?

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« Reply #7604 on: November 06, 2014, 10:42:28 AM »
On a different note, I saw job postings for a new restaurant going in where Johnny Rockets was at the Banks. Any insight into what's filling that space?

Do you mean Mahogony's? Or is Johnny Rockets leaving as well?

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« Reply #7605 on: November 06, 2014, 10:50:32 AM »
Hm. I've never seen more than 6 people in that Johnny Rockets, so I wouldn't be surprised if they ducked out.
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« Reply #7606 on: November 06, 2014, 11:06:59 AM »


Their revolving sign has been gone for a couple weeks now... but they remain open for business.
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« Reply #7607 on: November 06, 2014, 11:08:00 AM »
Hm. I've never seen more than 6 people in that Johnny Rockets, so I wouldn't be surprised if they ducked out.
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« Reply #7608 on: November 06, 2014, 11:10:42 AM »
Here is the post on Craigslist: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/fbh/4738872289.html

"New resturant located at the Banks is looking for Part-time Servers, and full time experience Grill Cooks (must be able to cook on flat top grill). Please apply in person at 191 E Freedom Way Cincinnati 45202."

191 E Freedom Way is the address of Johnny Rockets.

It would be odd if Johnny Rockets is referring to themselves as "new" at this point.

EDIT: Also listed as closed on Yelp. I lol'd at their misspelling Cincinnati in the URL - http://www.yelp.com/biz/johnny-rockets-cincinatti
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« Reply #7609 on: November 06, 2014, 11:11:45 AM »
Weird... there were people in their last night around 6PM. Yelpers have reported the location as closed:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/johnny-rockets-cincinatti
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« Reply #7610 on: November 06, 2014, 11:33:42 AM »
It looks like it just became un-franchised. All Johnny Rocket logos and signage must be removed when that happens - note the lack of menus on the exterior window and signage. It's most likely operating now as an independent restaurant with the same suppliers.

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« Reply #7611 on: November 06, 2014, 11:48:55 AM »
Johnny Rockets is nasty and I'm surprised they're still in business.  Probably the worst servers and burgers anywhere.

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« Reply #7612 on: November 06, 2014, 12:13:55 PM »
I was looking through projects happening in New York City and came across quite a few that would be improved upon if they looked like The Banks, and that's saying something.

Just think everyone, it could always be worse. We could be getting this.


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« Reply #7613 on: November 06, 2014, 01:26:28 PM »
^ thats not funny, it could happen here
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« Reply #7614 on: November 06, 2014, 01:29:25 PM »
I'm pretty sure I'd pack up my stuff, sell my condo in OTR, and just leave if something like that was proposed. The Banks is bad but that's a whole 'nother level of bad. The architect's crapitecture game is on point.

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« Reply #7615 on: November 06, 2014, 01:36:30 PM »
Sweet zombie jesus that's something straight out of 1976. 

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« Reply #7616 on: November 06, 2014, 01:57:04 PM »
Apparently this is a rendering of the site from 2008. Though, I'm not sure what happened to the original buildings on either side.

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« Reply #7619 on: November 06, 2014, 03:11:22 PM »
Johnny Rockets is nasty and I'm surprised they're still in business.  Probably the worst servers and burgers anywhere.

I didn't think the food was too bad, but the prices were beyond ridiculous.  My dad and I both got burgers and fries with a drink and the bill was $35.  And we didn't even get the full menu that was listed online.

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« Reply #7620 on: November 07, 2014, 12:30:13 AM »
I dont think that one on google maps is so bad, its atleast kind of cool in a futuristic way. they could always save money and copy the design of that health place on vine and liberty or the metal two round sections building between pnc and marathon on mlk near that dunkin donuts.  cranley would probably put a big mission accomplished banner up afterward.
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« Reply #7621 on: November 18, 2014, 06:00:12 PM »
Renaming 3rd Street conversation moved here: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
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« Reply #7622 on: November 24, 2014, 02:58:15 PM »
Why are there no trees planted in the massive sidewalks along 2nd Street? It makes 2nd Street feel so barren. All of the other streets (3rd Street, all north-south streets, Freedom Way, Mehring Way) have landscaped trees in the sidewalks.

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« Reply #7623 on: November 24, 2014, 03:08:55 PM »
There were trees planted on the opposite side, but like many street trees, they can be affected by shallow beds and environmental stress. Pretty much all of the trees along 2nd were stressed and in the process of dying; the ones on 3rd are not faring that much better. I believe there were also issues of the membranes beneath the plantings over Fort Washington Way and on 2nd prematurely failing, leaking water down below.

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« Reply #7624 on: November 24, 2014, 03:13:12 PM »
Seems like a good place for those round concrete planters.  Even if they can't support much of a shade tree, a small evergreen and some annuals would do a lot to help buffer the sidewalk from the highway...I mean 2nd Street. 

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