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A program launched last July to reduce aggressive panhandling in Downtown Cincinnati is still showing good results.  

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A new tower at Court and Walnut in Downtown Cincinnati is closer to completion after a topping ceremony Friday morning. The last four yards of concrete were poured and a tree raised to the roof of the 18-story mixed-use development.

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An anchor building of Fountain Square has a new owner. Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation, 3CDC, is purchasing Fountain Place for $7.5 million. The building was home to Macy's Downtown store, Tiffany's, and the restaurant Palomino until last year.

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The discussions about who will get to park where near Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine are continuing.

Cincinnati City Council is still working on a proposal to provide 200 parking spaces for a private developer who recently opened a renovated building at 12th and Central Parkway.  

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Two downtown organizations focused on Cincinnati's urban core are joining forces. Effective January 1, 2019, Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) will become a subsidiary of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC).

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Alabama Fishbar, a neighborhood anchor at the corner of Race and Liberty streets, will be the site for redevelopment in Over-the-Rhine.

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It's still uncertain where students, staff and teachers will park when classes resume next week at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A City Council Committee met for more than an hour Tuesday but nothing was decided.

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A Cincinnati Council committee holds a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to try to resolve a parking dispute between the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and Cincinnati Public Schools.

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The five yellow donation stations in Downtown Cincinnati, installed as an alternative to giving money to panhandlers, haven't seen a lot of donations since they were installed about a year ago.

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) reports between $300 to $350 has been collected from the re-purposed parking meters.

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During the last decade, cities across the country have gained a better understanding of the value their urban areas could offer and have implemented revitalization programs to create streetscapes, increase walkability and add greenspace.

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On October 28 and 29, the design and architecture show DesignBuildCincy returns, appropriately, to the newly-renovated Music Hall. The show is for professionals as well as anyone looking for ideas to add creativity, interest and function to their own living and work spaces.

John Fox, former City Beat editor and Soapbox Cincinnati managing editor, has been named editor of Cincinnati Magazine.

He replaces editor-in-chief Jay Stowe, who was let go with four other staffers in a downsizing three weeks ago.

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Update 2:50 p.m. Cincinnati-Dayton Division President Tim Brown says the store will be twice the size of the Vine Street grocery it's replacing.

"Following the success of our two-story Corryville store… the grocery store will be located on the first floor. On the second floor we'll have a bar housed alongside our beer and wine selection, as well as the food hall featuring several local food venders and restaurant style seating."

The new year promises a full slate of unique programming at the newly renovated Memorial Hall in Over the Rhine. 

The massive renovations to Memorial Hall (next to Music Hall on Elm Street) are almost complete and the building will come alive starting Thanksgiving weekend. 

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The cost to renovate Memorial Hall is higher than estimated.  Sara Bedinghaus of 3CDC says the contractor bids were $3 million more than expected.

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3CDC's annual tree lighting ceremony at Fountain Square is Friday evening.  But the organization has a number of other activities throughout the day.

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Memorial Hall can sometimes be overshadowed by Music Hall.  But like its larger next-door neighbor in Over-the-Rhine, the performance space is also about to be updated.

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on proposals to bring more liquor licenses to Downtown.  The city would set up two new community entertainment districts that could allow for 21 additional bars.  

Attorney Brad Thomas described how the districts work Monday during city council’s Neighborhood committee meeting.

  For more than 160 years, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has worked to improve our community through a wide variety of both youth and adult programs. Joining us to discuss the history and current mission of the organization and talk about the Y’s many youth programs are  YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO, Sandy Walker, and ​Trish Kitchell, vice president of Youth Development. 

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