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    What are you watching?

    Wrapping up the second season of 'What We Do In The Shadows' (FX via Hulu). It is very good. The 2015 movie that inspired it is available to stream from your local library if they partner with Hoopla.
  2. It's in the Cincinnati Beer subreddit: Braxton is moving into the old 3 Points space
  3. Rumblings on Reddit is that 3 Points in Pendleton has permanently closed and that Braxton will be taking over their space.
  4. FC Cincinnati’s Lindner: ‘We’re going to lose a large amount of money FC Cincinnati controlling owner Carl Lindner III wants to get back to playing games as soon as it’s safe, even though he knows his Major League Soccer club will take a financial hit without fans. “We’re going to lose a large amount of money,” Lindner told me in an exclusive interview Wednesday. “When you have no revenues and only expenses, that’s a tough business.” FC Cincinnati COO Dennis Carroll said recently FC Cincinnati gets about 90% of its revenue from playing games at home in front of fans. “In Major League Soccer, most of the revenues are driven by the gate, more so than in other sports,” Lindner, who is also co-CEO of downtown-based insurer American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: AFG), told me. “It is particularly painful as you go through it. But I’m thankful we have long-range-minded investors that are excited about what we’re doing and we’ll get through it.” Cont (subscriber content)
  5. Jaap Stam Named Head Coach FC Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp has announced the official hiring of Jaap Stam (pronounced YAHPP STAHM) as the club’s new head coach. Stam, 47, joins FC Cincinnati following managerial stints in England at Reading (2016-18), as well as in his native Holland at PEC Zwolle (2018-19) and Feyenoord (2019). Stam had a prolific 15-year playing career which saw him star at some of the highest-profile clubs in the world in the Netherlands, England and Italy – including PSV Eindhoven, Manchester United, Lazio, A.C. Milan and Ajax. “We are very happy and pleased to have Jaap Stam become FC Cincinnati’s new head coach,” FC Cincinnati General Manager Gerard Nijkamp said. “He has an extensive background in being part of some of the most successful clubs in the world as a player and has also proven that he can guide teams through transitionary periods as a head coach. “I strongly believe that Jaap can lead us through our next phase, to our new stadium, and help us achieve our goals in the future, making players better and bringing his knowledge and experience inside the club. I have full confidence that he will be successful at FC Cincinnati and will be a great fit to carry out our established playing philosophy and guide the club to achieve future successes,” Nijkamp said. The new FC Cincinnati head coach will be formally introduced via an online video call with media at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, May 22, which will also be streamed on the club’s Facebook page. “For myself, to get the opportunity to work in America and to work in MLS for a club like FC Cincinnati, it’s a dream,” Stam said. “I’ve always liked the country and I’ve always liked the mentality of the people in the States as well in what they’re trying to achieve. “To get the opportunity to work for FC Cincinnati and this project by building the club – hopefully even further than where they already are, because I think they’ve already done a great job – but being a presence as a team, even more in MLS, getting results and working together with the fans and everybody already working within the club, for me it’s a big challenge to do well.” He will oversee his first FC Cincinnati training session upon his arrival in the U.S., which is pending the receipt of his U.S. P-1 Visa. “We’re excited to welcome Jaap to the club,” Carl H. Lindner III, FC Cincinnati CEO and Controlling Owner, said. “Through this search process, we were very focused on ensuring we had aligned ambitions with our next head coach, and we believe we’ve found a perfect candidate for FC Cincinnati’s next phase. We’re pleased to have Jaap as part of the family and look forward to him joining us soon.” “I want to applaud the search that Gerard led for us,” Jeff Berding, FC Cincinnati president, said. “It was a thorough and comprehensive global search that yielded a deep and talented candidate pool. We’re happy to welcome Jaap to Cincinnati and look forward to him leading us as we start a new chapter of our club story.” Stam is the fourth head coach in the club’s MLS history and its fifth overall, including its United Soccer League seasons (2016-18). He has signed a managerial contract through Dec. 31, 2021 with a one-year club option for the 2022 season. NEW ASSISTANT COACH Also joining Stam’s coaching staff in Cincinnati is new assistant coach Said Bakkati, who will formally join the staff in Cincinnati upon receipt of his U.S. work visa. Bakkati served on Stam’s staff previously at Jong Ajax, Reading, PEC Zwolle and Feyenoord. Bakkati was born in Groningen, Nertherlands, and enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career as a fullback that included stops throughout the Netherlands including Heerenveen (2000-06), ADO Den Haag (2006-07), Go Ahead Eagles (2007-09), FC Zwolle (2009-12) and FC Emmen (2012-15).
  6. I've not had their chili yet but their burgers and fries are quite good; including the Impossible Burger.
  7. I drove by around 5 PM on Mother's Day and there was a line of 15-20 people waiting for take-out from Ruth's Chris. Definitely not following the six foot rule; about half of the people had masks on.
  8. Longtime riverfront restaurant permanently closes due to coronavirus A longtime seafood restaurant that overlooked the banks of the Ohio River is permanently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Joe's Crab Shack at 25 Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue is permanently closed. A person who answered the phone at the restaurant said the closure was effective May 14. Bellevue Mayor Charlie Cleves told me he was informed of the closure through a letter delivered by certified mail. The city of Bellevue is the landlord to the restaurant space that Joe's Crab Shack has called home since 2002. Cleves said the restaurant paid the city of Bellevue $120,000 a year in rent, and he estimated another $30,000 in income tax from its workers. Cont (subscription required)
  9. Delta Air Lines closing Cincinnati pilot crew base due to COVID-19 About 150 pilots impacted Delta Air Lines Inc. is closing its crew base of local pilots, impacting about 150 people in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The move represents yet another downsizing for the Atlanta-based airline that once operated one of its largest hubs out of CVG Airport in Hebron. It also comes just a few months after PSA Airlines, a regional carrier owned by American Airlines, closed its 400-employee crew base of pilots and flight attendants at CVG. Airport officials could not be reached immediately for comment. Cont
  10. They also installed one on westbound Columbia Parkway, just before the Martin Dr. bridge.
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