Over-the-Rhine

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Businesses in Over-the-Rhine are weathering the economic shutdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, and now, the anti-racism protests. Alexus Hight, the owner of the upscale children's clothing boutique, Hutch Baby, worked to reopen her doors after she saw people breaking windows on Vine Street. On Elm Street, Black OWned and BlaCk Coffee Lounge owner Means Cameron saw an outpouring of support for his businesses after vandals broke his windows.

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Some Over-the-Rhine businesses are open and others remain closed as the coronavirus pandemic and protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue.

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A local protest in honor of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man killed by police, dissolved Friday night from a single organized march into smaller pockets of disruption throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved an incentive package and development agreement for a $50 million project to bring more affordable housing to Over-the-Rhine.

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The city of Cincinnati is closing parts of 25 streets in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown to make room for more outdoor seating at local restaurants. The move comes after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced restaurants can begin opening for outdoor dining on Friday, May 15, and it is meant to allow for greater social distancing of diners.

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Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine has undergone a major transformation in the last 20 years. Vacant buildings opened for new business and the neighborhood was booming with restaurants and bars popping up almost on a weekly basis. Then the pandemic hit.

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Cincinnati will be closing some streets in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine starting next weekend to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor dining areas.

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Construction crews will begin work Monday to repave and make safety improvements on Liberty Street. The $7.4 million project spans between Reading Road in Pendleton to Dalton Avenue in Queensgate.

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Courtesty of City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council has once again endorsed a plan to make Liberty Street safer for pedestrians.  

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Courtesty of City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council will likely take yet another vote this week on a plan to make Liberty Street safer for pedestrians.  

Bill Rinehart

Cincinnati will begin accepting applications Monday for residential parking permits in Over-the-Rhine.  

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Nearly two dozen senior citizens who use the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center are asking Cincinnati City Council to support a $50,000 one-time grant to the facility. It would provide operating support to keep it going.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

The Over-the-Rhine Senior Center will continue to operate at its current location on Race Street for the time being.

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Albert Casare / Cincinnati Enquirer

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

Why You Might See Golf Carts On City Streets

Jun 14, 2018
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

There’s a new way to get around downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Adding to the fleet of Uber drivers, bike shares, pedal wagons and the streetcar, you can now hop on a golf cart. Cincinnati City Council voted in May on an ordinance that set up a three-year pilot program for these low-speed vehicles.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Over-the-Rhine residents are putting drug dealers and prostitutes on notice as they partner with police in a renewed effort to clean-up the area.

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People who plan cities for a living have named Over-the-Rhine one of fifteen Great Places in America for 2017. 

John Kiesewetter

Let it snow in August? Tickets for the 98 Degrees Christmas concert Dec. 15 at the Aronoff Center -- to promote their new "Let It Snow" Christmas album --  go on sale Friday, Aug. 18.

Bill Fultz

Most of us are familiar with Over-the-Rhine's history but what's below the surface? Cincinnati's underground beer tunnels, crypts and even privies have secrets to tell. The Over-the-Rhine Museum presents "Under-the-Rhine: Tales of Beer, Bones and Bathrooms." It's the latest installment in the lecture series "Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine," with expert speakers dedicated to preserving the neighborhood's history and heritage.

Update May 10, 2016: The planned mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets in Over-the-Rhine will move forward. Cincinnati Council voted 8-1 in favor of the project.

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