September 5, 2017

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 b...

August 17, 2017

An entrepreneur is opening a climbing gym with rope climbing and bouldering in Cincinnati's urban core.

Joe Anderson hopes to open Climb Cincy at 1700 Blue Rock St. by spring of 2018. It will be the first dedicated climbing gym in Cincinnati's urban core.

"Northside has a lot of great things going for it. There's a strong local central business district and it's relatively close to downtown without t...

July 26, 2017

The initial signs of revitalization already are there. Artists and art galleries have moved into the neighborhood. A San Francisco restaurateur with Queen City roots is opening an outdoor coffee garden.

It’s still cheap to invest in the Camp. According to the “Made in Camp” neighborhood plan, recently completed by consultant Urban Fast Forward, the median home value is $73,300, while median rent is...

May 22, 2017

The area continues to see new development. In the last year, Amazon Prime, the

Corryville Kroger and now Target have all changed the retail landscape of the area. Chip Gerhardt, president of Government Strategies Group, and Kathleen Norris, of Urban Fast Forward, work with urban development in the city often. (...)

“Urban footprints are smaller. Those very often suit the independent retailers. They d...

March 21, 2017

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Tahona Kitchen and Bar will soon make it “a walk in the park” to get street-style tacos, with the restaurant scheduled to open on March 28 at Summit Park in Blue Ash.

Tahona will offer Mexican street food-inspired fare in a space that has “an urban feel, kind of industrial-meets-California fresh,” said Scott Schmidt, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and founder of Looki...

March 17, 2017

A Cincinnati jazz musician is turning his passion for music into a cafe, bar and venue in the heart of Walnut Hills.

Brent Gallaher is a longtime jazz musician who cut his teeth at the Blue Wisp downtown. He hopes to open Caffe Vivace this fall with his wife, Vanessa, in 1,700 square feet at 975 E. McMillan St. on the ground floor of the Trevarren Flats development.

Caffee Vivace is going to be a cof...

December 24, 2016

Jean-Francois Flechet of Taste of Belgium helped them set up to sell gift cards. They sold T-shirts. That kept their personal bills paid, but not much was happening in getting the restaurant going again.But the help began right away. Customer Chris Heckman starting a GoFundMe campaign and raised $17,000. He’s just a casual customer, but, he said, “I just thought you can’t lose a place with that kin...

November 4, 2016

The city covets new development atop Fountain Place in an effort to build density – ideally from new residences near big attractions such as Fountain Square – downtown. Local real estate analysts have said securing new development could help convince Macy’s to keep the store open.

“If they can hang on two years, we can deliver a ton of customers,” said Kathleen Norris, principal of Urban Fast Forwar...

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