Changes to 1313 Vine’s Façade

1313 Vine

The future home of Cintrifuse at 1313 Vine is under construction. This week, the street level facade was removed and replaced with a temporary plywood wall. Whoa! 1313 Vine! “@erikadpatterson: @cintrifuse future home. Progress in @otrcincy. Exciting! twitter.com……” — Over-the-Rhine (@OTRcincy) February 8, 2013  

Over-the-Rhine Streets of Yesteryear

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If you know where to look, the corners of Over-the-Rhine tell a story. Throughout OTR one can see obsolete street names etched into stone or carved into the wood of building corners. Many of these names appear to be incorrect, but they’re really only relics from another time in Over-the-Rhine. Some Cincinnati street names were

Be Ohio Proud Finds Success Sharing Buckeye State Pride

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In December 2012, Danny Stull embarked on a mission to share his pride in the Buckeye State with a simple slogan: Be Ohio Proud. In little over a month, Be Ohio Proud has garnered a following of 500 facebook fans and counting. The idea behind Be Ohio Proud was inspired by Stull’s friend and business

frameshop brings custom framing to Main Street

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Childhood friends Jake Baker and Jake Gerth have a lot more in common than just their first names. Both spend their days working for local non-profits, and then their nights, working diligently towards their dream of being independent business owners. But it’s their differing backgrounds that have led them to where they are today. Baker,

Zula Aims for Opening February 12

Zula at 14th and Race, photo via James Jenkins, Photography for the People (14)

Zula, a new wine bar and tapas restaurant at 14th and Race across from Washington Park, is planning to open Tuesday, February 12. Zula‘s chef and owner Vik Silberberg says the menu will reflect a Mediterranean influence and center on tapas. A copper-clad wood-burning oven, large communal tables, both a tapas and a mussels bar

CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2013

Best of Cincinnati 2013

Over-the-Rhine is going for a hat-trick in the Best Neighborhood category of CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati 2013 Readers Poll. OTR won the category in 2011 and 2012. A host of neighborhood establishments are in the running for the title “Best of Cincinnati” so please keep your favorite OTR businesses and haunts in mind as you

At Northern Row and Elm Street

Northern Row

In the early days of Cincinnati when the settlement was still known as Losantiville, the town was surveyed and the boundaries were named. The three borders of the future Queen City beside the Ohio River were Eastern Row (now Broadway Street), Northern Row (now Liberty Street) and Western Row (now Central Avenue). The photograph below

Todd McFarland’s Restoration on Broadway and Stabilization on Elder

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Todd McFarland has the heart and the experience of a preservationist. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati with a business degree in finance and real estate and a certificate in historic preservation, McFarland started investing in student rentals on Victor Street in Clifton. In 2007, McFarland commenced a top-down restoration of the beautiful four-story

The 2013 Bockfest Beefsteak Club Dinner

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A cheerful club of Cincinnatians convened last night at the Christian Moerlein Brewery in the OTR Brewery District. They had to attend to some serious business. The invitation read: “In the spring of 1896, the Windisch-Muhlhauser Brewery hosted some of the most prominent Cincinnatians. Guests enjoyed an elegant meal with beer pairings in the unlikely

NOM Fundraising for Expanded 2013 Season

Night Owl Market

Night Owl Market (NOM) is raising funds for its 2013 season of night markets. The Indiegogo campaign ends at 11:59pm on Friday, February 1. NOM launched on July 27, 2012 and was held every Final Friday. Sally Yoon and Nadia Laabs, NOM’s founders, hope to hold the event every Friday in 2013 but to do