In the fall of 2019, the University of Cincinnati sold the historic Emery building to developers Dave Neyer and Chris Frutkin for $8.55 million. The building, on Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine, was constructed in 1911 as the Ohio Mechanics Institute. The purchase also includes a letter of intent from The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to explore a possible renovation of the building's theater for future use.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the Emery Center are STNL Development Founding Principal Dave Neyer; City Center Properties Owner Chris Frutkin; The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Managing Director and CEO Kim Kern; and Historian Hank Sykes.
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