Collective Espresso Opens Saturday

Collective Espresso opening

Over-the-Rhine’s newest coffee shop opens Saturday at 8am. Collective Espresso will be open 8am-4pm on weekends and 7am-4pm on weekdays. Connect with the coffee and espresso bar on facebook, twitter, instagram, its website and in person at 207 Woodward just off Main Street.

Tonight is Final Friday in OTR

Final Friday Comes to OTR

An event guide as Final Friday takes over OTR tonight complete with music, art and food. All events are beautifully free to attend and many storefronts will be lit up festively for OTRAglow. Here is a list of what’s going on: View Final Friday Map (November) – BlogOTR.com…… in a larger map     atomic

Progress at Quan Hapa OTR

Quan Hapa OTR (2)

Coming soon to 1335 Vine St. at the corner of West 14th St is Quan Hapa OTR. From the creators of Pho Lang Thang, Quan Hapa will offer Asian street food and should be opening in the coming weeks. Connect with it on facebook and twitter. Photos via its facebook page:

Photo Tour of the Old SCPA / Historic Woodward High School

The former SCPA / Woodward High School building was recently sold at auction to Indianapolis-based Core Redevelopment. The sale of the huge, historic building has sparked interest due to its unique features and prominent position in the community. The former school has an 1,100 auditorium, two gymnasia, a swimming pool, ornate stained glass windows, and

Christian Moerlein Brewery Open House Scheduled

Moerlein OTR Brewery Expansion, pic via Greg Hardman (3)

Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. has announced an open house for the new and improved Christian Moerlein Over-the-Rhine Brewery. The open invitation reads: Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. would like to invite everyone to an open house at the brewery on Wednesday, November 21, from 4PM-8PM. We will be opening our doors for a sneak-peak of the new

Core Redevelopment Set to Buy Historic Former SCPA Building

Core Redevelopment buys former SCPA in Over-the-Rhine

Indianapolis-based Core Redevelopment placed the winning bid for the former School for the Creative Arts building in a public auction. No word yet on Core’s plans for the property. The 235,000 square foot Renaissance Revival building was constructed in 1907-1908 as the third home for Woodward High School, the first public school west of the Alleghenies.

‘OTR AGLOW’ Holiday Decoration Competition Planned

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A new neighborhood celebration is coming to Over-the-Rhine this holiday season. OTR AGLOW is a holiday decoration competition presented by the OTR Chamber of Commerce, OTR Foundation and Urban Sites. Storefronts and residential windows on Main, Vine, Race, 12th and 14th streets are eligible for the event which will kickoff on Final Friday, November 30.

Progress at OTR’s Zula Restaurant

Zula Wine Bar Coming Soon to OTR

Zula Restaurant and Wine Bar at 1400 Race Street in OTR continues development as owner Vik Silberberg aims for a January opening. We spoke with Vik about his vision for Zula and how things were progressing (among other stories for another time). This is part 2 of our coverage on Zula. Zula Restaurant OTR part one.

Found: The Jackson Hill Steps

Jackson Hill Park, Nelson Ronsheim (3)

The Jackson Hill Steps are just one of dozens of long-forgotten and woebegone public spaces in and around Over-the-Rhine that used to brim with life.

The Discovery and Preservation of the Schaller Brothers’ Main Street Brewery Tunnels

Schaller Brothers Brewery (4)

Discovery of Schaller Brothers’ Main Street Brewery tunnels challenges Cincinnati’s preservation community.