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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1110 on: May 24, 2017, 09:58:36 PM »
Go Bananas should move downtown! I hate having to drive out to Montgomery every time a big name comedian I want to see comes to Cincinnati.

There are "big name" comedians at Go Bananas?
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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1111 on: May 24, 2017, 10:18:55 PM »
Go Bananas should move downtown! I hate having to drive out to Montgomery every time a big name comedian I want to see comes to Cincinnati.

There are "big name" comedians at Go Bananas?

Did you head downstairs afterward to Sneaky Pete's for some Photo Hunt and Keno?

Edit: I'm dating myself...I just checked and saw that the bar changed names at some point to "McLevy's Pub": https://www.facebook.com/Mclevyspub/ 

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1112 on: May 24, 2017, 10:29:13 PM »
The sad part is...I remember Sneaky Pete's.
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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1113 on: May 24, 2017, 10:45:04 PM »
^Plus, there was a second Sneaky Pete's out in a Milford strip mall.  I went to each multiple times. 

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1114 on: May 25, 2017, 05:10:24 AM »
Go Bananas should move downtown! I hate having to drive out to Montgomery every time a big name comedian I want to see comes to Cincinnati.

There are "big name" comedians at Go Bananas?

I saw Mike Birbiglia there in March. A lot of comedians that have had Comedy Central specials perform at Go Bananas. Of course if you're talking about somebody huge like Chris Rock, they're going to be at the Taft.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1116 on: June 28, 2017, 11:54:04 AM »
Great news for downtown: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06/28/20-million-mixed-use-redevelopment-coming-to.html

60 apartments in the Reakirt building (128 E Sixth), five floors of office in the Brunswick (130 E Sixth) and restaurant space on ground level.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1117 on: June 28, 2017, 12:10:49 PM »
I'm liking these projects that are pushing greater density of units. 60 units in a building like this is a great amount. That should add a ton of life to that corner of Downtown that's seeing a lot of development.

Edit: Also makes me curious why the upper levels of the building Igby's is in never went through their conversion. The plans were interesting. Seems like a missed opportunity.
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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1118 on: July 03, 2017, 01:12:25 PM »
Overlooked Cincinnati business owners want to shine light on 'Low-TR'

Every night, downtown hundreds of residents and workers make the trek from the heart of the central business district to the bars and restaurants of Over-the-Rhine to eat, drink, shop and socialize. But what if they had a closer option?

Thatís a question that Steve Swartz, co-owner of Shooks Bar & Dance, wants to answer. Shooks opened May 12 at 920 Race St., on the edge of the central business district near Over-the-Rhine. It's part of a nine-block area framed by Central Parkway and Walnut, Eighth and Elm streets that people like Swartz want to turn into a viable alternative to OTR.

ďThe good thing about OTR is youíve got restaurants to eat, youíve got parking, youíre close to multiple options for bars,Ē he said. ďHere, weíre a smaller district but weíre growing.Ē

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http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/07/03/overlooked-cincinnati-business-owners-want-to.html

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1119 on: July 03, 2017, 01:16:59 PM »
Nope, Nuh uh, no way, no how, on "Low TR.". Just call it Court Street.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1120 on: July 03, 2017, 01:44:53 PM »
Yeah, I guess Clifton Heights is Upper-the-Rhine. 

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1121 on: July 03, 2017, 02:39:50 PM »
Who would have predicted 10 years ago that Downtown businesses would be trying to advertise themselves as OTR South.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1122 on: July 14, 2017, 09:51:33 AM »
Is there any good reason that 8th and 9th streets are not two-way across all of downtown? 8th is two way for one block but then stops which I imagine is confusing for drivers and jams up the walnut/7th intersection. And 9th is not heavily traveled. Making both of these two-way would probably help the traffic that is on seventh going towards 71N.

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« Reply #1123 on: July 14, 2017, 10:10:58 AM »
Every east/west street downtown from 2nd to 9th connects to a highway ramp on one or both sides, so they will not be converted to two-way. At least not until all of the traffic engineers working for the city retire.


7th is eastbound because traffic from the 8th Street Viaduct gets dumped there; and it also funnels cars to the Gilbert Avenue onramp.

8th is westbound (on the east side of downtown) because the Gilbert Avenue offramp gets dumped there.

9th is westbound because it leads to the 8th Street Viaduct onramp.


The downtown street with the highest likelihood of being converted to two-way is Fourth Street. Currently there is a ramp from Fourth to I-75 North on the west side of downtown. However, during the rebuild of Fort Washington Way, a stub ramp was installed from Third Street leading towards I-75 North. The plan was: when the new bridge gets built, they will use the Third Street ramp to connect to I-75N and the Fourth Street ramp can be eliminated. Then, Fourth can be converted to two-way as it does not connect to a highway on either end.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1124 on: July 14, 2017, 10:25:25 AM »
Who would have predicted 10 years ago that Downtown businesses would be trying to advertise themselves as OTR South.

Pendelton is OTR Near

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1125 on: July 14, 2017, 10:34:14 AM »
Technically Pendleton is a part of the OTR Historic District, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to advertise it as OTR.

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« Reply #1126 on: July 14, 2017, 10:53:44 AM »
Plus the Over-The-Rhine Tower is at the entrance of Pendleton from Reading and Liberty so it's easy to see why they could advertise as such.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1127 on: July 14, 2017, 11:00:14 AM »
In a reverse situation, both Victorian Village and Italian Village get to claim the Short North.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1128 on: September 20, 2017, 11:38:46 AM »
EXCLUSIVE: New York investor to pour millions into downtown tower
Aug 19, 2015, 2:53pm EDT



A New York City-based real estate private equity firm plans to invest millions of dollars in 250 East Fifth Street, the downtown office tower formerly known as Chiquita Center.

HighBrook Investors acquired the ground leasehold interest in 250 East Fifth Street, the nearly 537,200-square-foot class A office building. The real estate, the building itself and the land underneath, is owned by the Joseph familyís Columbia Development Corp.

http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2015/08/19/exclusive-new-york-investor-to-pour-millions-into.html

Work on the lobby is underway. They are marketing the building via http://www.250eastfifth.com - "118,170 Contiguous RSF of Top Floor Space Available"

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1129 on: October 12, 2017, 09:01:01 AM »
When did the PNC tower (Union Central Life/Central Trust) lose its finials, cap, and other ornamentation?

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1130 on: October 27, 2017, 12:39:31 PM »
EXCLUSIVE: $44 million boutique hotel coming to downtown Cincinnati

By Tom Demeropolis


A nearly $44 million transformation of a class B office building into a boutique hotel is expected to start soon in the heart of Cincinnatiís Central Business District.


Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will open a boutique hotel in the Traction Building, also known as the Tri-State Building, located at 432 Walnut St. Just steps from Fountain Square, the conversion of the nearly vacant building into a 153-room hotel would be another step in the cityís renaissance.


Mike DeFrino, CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, said after seeing success with opening hotels in Milwaukee, Cleveland and Chicago, ďCincinnati seemed like the natural next step.
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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1131 on: October 27, 2017, 04:52:20 PM »
Kimpton hotels are nice. Cincinnati is fortunate to be getting one.

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« Reply #1132 on: October 29, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »
Better yet, this building really is my favorite around Fountain Square. It will add so much to have this building activated.

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« Reply #1133 on: February 13, 2018, 04:20:55 PM »
The Chiquita Center Columbia Tower renovates lobby:

https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/02/13/columbia-plaza-shows-off-multimillion-dollar.html#g/429133/1


This building originally had an abstract fiberglass sculpture in the fountain.  It was exiled to Pyramid Hill about ten years ago.  I predict an eventual Metrobot-type comeback. 

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1134 on: March 02, 2018, 06:21:57 PM »
I donít know if this is the right place to talk about this...

But what will it take for Cincinnati to become more diverse? I feel when Iím in the cbd on a week day, itís probably 3/4th African American.

Iíve been in a lot of cities like Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, etc. bigger cities I guess.

In cincy I feel like itís rare for any diversity and if there is diversity itís mainly restricted to a small section of otr nowadays.

Gay, black, white, Asian, Latino, etc. would just love to see more color in the city.

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« Reply #1135 on: March 02, 2018, 08:20:02 PM »
The sections that you see the most diversity are the ones that are already re developed. I think once you see more development and more people living downtown it will be more diversified. Even 5-6 years ago there wasnít that much diversification downtown that there is today.

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« Reply #1136 on: March 03, 2018, 08:30:47 AM »
I donít know if this is the right place to talk about this...

But what will it take for Cincinnati to become more diverse? I feel when Iím in the cbd on a week day, itís probably 3/4th African American.

Iíve been in a lot of cities like Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, etc. bigger cities I guess.

In cincy I feel like itís rare for any diversity and if there is diversity itís mainly restricted to a small section of otr nowadays.

Gay, black, white, Asian, Latino, etc. would just love to see more color in the city.

Actually, you know what is pretty diverse by Cincinnati standards? The crowds at Kenwood mall. I guess there's something to say there about how downtown isn't really an economic crossroads like it was last century, but Kenwood has filled that role with the ongoing collapse/consolidation of brick and mortar retail.

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Re: Cincinnati: State of Downtown
« Reply #1137 on: March 06, 2018, 10:28:17 AM »
Attracting immigrants is the most realistic way to substantially boost diversity. Perhaps the only realistic way. UC bringing in more foreign students, and becoming a more global university generally, would help a little. Any Ohio city is at a disadvantage, given the state's geographical position. But Columbus and Dayton seem to be doing better at attracting immigrants than Cincinnati, so maybe there are some lessons those cities can teach. Still, no Ohio city is very diverse.

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« Reply #1138 on: March 06, 2018, 02:35:46 PM »
Attracting immigrants is the most realistic way to substantially boost diversity. Perhaps the only realistic way. UC bringing in more foreign students, and becoming a more global university generally, would help a little. Any Ohio city is at a disadvantage, given the state's geographical position. But Columbus and Dayton seem to be doing better at attracting immigrants than Cincinnati, so maybe there are some lessons those cities can teach. Still, no Ohio city is very diverse.

although Ohio isn't that diverse overall, it's incorrect to say "no city is very diverse." As a matter of fact, a Cincinnati suburb, Springdale, is ranked no. 1 in diversity, and Painesville is close behind in 2nd place, by a fraction of a point, proof that diversity is not necessarily found only in large cities. That said, there are states with dozens of cities and towns with scores in the 80's (some even in the 90's). If anyone wants to check the listings for 200 Ohio cities (or to compare other states; for example, NYC's score is 84.8 ), go to Hometownlocator.com and click the "Diversity Index" selection  https://ohio.hometownlocator.com/census/sorted-demographics.cfm

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« Reply #1139 on: March 06, 2018, 03:36:16 PM »
^ "diversity is not necessarily found only in large cities"

In fact, it's easier to obtain in smaller cities, as your list indicates. I know 'city' has a specific definition, which includes Springdale and Painesville, but I wasn't intending to include anything in the state that isn't the primary municipality in its own MSA.

Regardless, the 200th most-diverse city in CA and the 59th most-diverse city in NJ score higher than the 1st most-diverse city in OH, which I think illustrates my point. If we rule out non-MSA-center cities, it looks worse. I wouldn't call the 60s (or even 70s) on that index "very high."