An old-school barbershop that started inside of a Covington men's shop is opening a second location in Walnut Hills.Cutman Barbershop is coming to 731 E. McMillan St. in Walnut Hills this fall. Owner Jerod Theobald told me he hoped to have the shop open by Black Friday in November. Theobald worked with Blake Bartley of Urban Fast Forward to broker the deal to get into that space. ... This is an excerpt, read the rest here.
Urban Fast Forward, a consulting and real estate firm specializing in urban real estate, development and retail district revitalization, is listing more than 1.7 acres of properties at the intersection of Gilbert and Lincoln avenues. Kathleen Norris, managing principal of Urban Fast Forward, is marketing the site as a development opportunity at a list price of $1.65 million. “This is one of the best opportunities we’re going to see in the market this year,” Norris told me. …
Alleyways are at worst a blight on the city, uncared for and unattended to, they can attract trash and crime. That's far from necessary however, these so-called "interstitial" places have been used to great effect in other cities and Urban Fast Forward is proud to have contributed to a series of case studies produced by the International Downtown Association on this topic. We looked in particular at the usage of public art in alleys in Louisville, KY and Melbourne, Australia
Gorilla Cinema Presents, the group that brought Cincinnati a bar themed after the hotel in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" and a speakeasy inspired by the works of director Quentin Tarantino, is opening a new establishment downtown. Gorilla Cinema is opening Tokyo Kitty at 575 Race St., on the ground floor of the 84.51 building, this winter. Before getting into details of the nightclub and karaoke bar that draws inspiration from the 2003 Bill Murray-Scarlett Johansson film "L