Downtown Cincinnati

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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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After more than an hour of discussion and public comments, the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board is recommending landmark designation status for the Terrace Plaza Hotel.

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The Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board meets Monday afternoon to consider designating the Terrace Plaza Hotel as a local landmark.

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The Terrace Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati has been closed for more than a decade. But there's a move underway to designate the building as a local historic landmark.  

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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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Cincinnati's annual Thanksgiving Day 10K run will take place throughout Downtown, the Riverfront and Northern Kentucky this Thursday, Nov. 22, impacting vehicle access to some streets and bridges. 

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The Queen Bee Half Marathon takes place Saturday, October 13, and will require some roads downtown and outside the city to close temporarily. 

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Some Downtown streets will be closed all weekend thanks to Oktboerfest Zinzinnati, but even more close Saturday due to The Hudepohl 14K/7K Brewery Run, which helps kick off the Zinzinnati festivities. 

Suspect, Victims Identified In Downtown Shooting

Sep 6, 2018
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Updated: 6:25 p.m.  

Cincinnati Police responded to a call of an active shooter at the Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square early Thursday morning. The shooter is dead along with three of his victims. Two others were hospitalized. 

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The Redlegs Run, benefitting the Reds Community Fund, is being held Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m., closing some Downtown roads as early as 5 a.m. 

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It has nothing to do with FC Cincinnati being granted a Major League Soccer franchise

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'Tis the season for charity walks and races, and as such some Downtown roads will close again this weekend. 

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Empty-nesters, out-of-towners, and young professionals are moving to downtown Cincinnati at an increasing rate. Hundreds of apartments and condominiums are finished and many more are under construction. But is there a sense of community?

BLINK, coming to Cincinnati in October, is a community light festival that will happen throughout downtown, Over the Rhine and Findlay Market. 

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It’s a place for creative people and business owners alike to bring their ideas to life: the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Branch's MakerSpace

Longtime Cincinnatians will remember the tea rooms that were permanent fixtures in many downtown department stores like Shillito's, Pogue's, McAlpin's and others. 

Author Cynthia Kuhn Beischel has researched and written about these bygone establishments – and discovered some of these classic recipes - for her book Lost Tea Rooms of Downtown Cincinnati: Reflections & Recipes, and she talks about it all with our Jim Stump.

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Update 05/04/16 @ 3:50 PM:   The full Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to approve a zoning change to allow a 25-story apartment building to be constructed on the city's riverfront near the Purple People Bridge.

Vice Mayor David Mann cast the only vote against the zoning change.  He said he is concerned about the building's height in that location.

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The former Cincinnati Enquirer building on Vine Street in Downtown is now a hotel. Two hotels, actually. It now houses a Hampton Inn and a Homewood Suites, both Hilton Hotel franchises owned and operated by SREE Hotels.

The dual hotel concept is a new one. "This is the new trend in hospitality," says SREE Hotels President/CEO Vinay Patel. "This is a little unique, stacked on top of one another."

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Crews are putting the finishing touches on the remodeled Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) lobby.  There's a new entrance sign, new lighting, and a coffee bar and kitchen.

Jim Stapleton with the design team of FRCH says while the area around 6th and Walnut has prospered, it didn't feel like the CAC had kept up.  He says one change is color changing LED lights that have been added to the supporting columns in the lobby.

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.

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