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  1. Revitalization of Court Street moves west By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier In the past two years since the downtown Kroger grocery and apartment building was announced, there has been a spurt of residential redevelopment on Court Street around the store and Kroger’s headquarters. Now, that revitalization is moving west. MORE
  2. Before it was "The Smurf Ride", it was Enchanted Voyage, and way better than the Smurfs! I miss the Flying Eagles the most. As the Log Flume is still there, I think you are remembering Kenton's Cove Keelboat Canal
  3. Kings Island's Vortex roller coaster is closing after 33 seasons Jennifer Edwards Baker, Fox 19 Published 5:56 a.m. ET Sept. 27, 2019 | Updated 8:02 a.m. ET Sept. 27, 2019 DEERFIELD TWP. - It opened in 1987 as the tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop in the world and the first roller coaster in the world with six inversions, but in the coming weeks Kings Island’s Vortex steel roller coaster will be closing for good. While most coasters of this type typically last 25 to 30 years, Vortex is currently in its 33rd season and the amusement park said it "simply reached the end of its service life." MORE
  4. I don't have access, but... BATTLE AT THE BANKS The future of Cincinnati's riverfront is at stake By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Mayor John Cranley, who lost a political battle in 2018 when City Council and the commissioners OK’d a recommendation by the Joint Banks Steering Committee to award the Banks music venue to a Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra subsidiary over his preferred developer, has all but declared war on the county. MORE
  5. At tense hearing, Cranley, lawyers claim county’s Banks deal blocks future riverfront development By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Mayor John Cranley launched an all-out assault Tuesday night on Hamilton County’s agreement with the Cincinnati Bengals, which is designed to advance the next phase of the Banks by moving Hilltop Companies and building a music venue just east of Paul Brown Stadium. At a meeting of the City Council’s Economic Growth & Zoning Committee, which started at 6:30 p.m. and stretched for another three hours, Cranley attempted to conduct a combative interrogation of Tom Gabelman, the county’s legal adviser on the Banks mixed-use riverfront development. MORE
  6. Another similar article. UC sells historic Emery Theater in OTR By Andy Brownfield – Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Sep 3, 2019, 9:17am EDT Updated 3 hours ago The University of Cincinnati sold an Over-the-Rhine apartment complex that houses the historic, and embattled, Emery Theatre to a development partnership for $8.5 million. UC announced Tuesday the sale of the Emery Center at 100 Central Parkway to 100 Central Parkway LLC, a development partnership led by Dave Neyer and Chris Frutkin, for $8.55 million. The sale includes the retail storefront for Coffee Emporium and the Emery Theatre at 1112 Walnut St. MORE
  7. Rodney Dangerfield agrees with you! "I tell ya, Country Clubs and cemeteries are the biggest wastes of prime real estate..."
  8. Study projects Greater Cincinnati’s job growth over the next decade By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Greater Cincinnati will see more job growth in the next 10 years than it did in the previous 10 years but will still lag behind the rate seen by the rest of the country, according to new data presented by the University of Cincinnati Economics Center. Cincinnati’s job growth rate is projected to be 6.2 % between 2018 and 2028, compared with 4.6% between 2008 and 2018, a period that encompassed most of the Great Recession. National job growth is projected to be 9.3% between 2018 and 2028 compared with 7.7% from 2008 to 2018. MORE
  9. New airline announces service to CVG By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Aug 28, 2019, 12:23pm EDT Updated Aug 28, 2019, 12:32pm EDT A revived Milwaukee-based airline announced Wednesday that Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be one of its inaugural destinations. Midwest Express, which was Milwaukee’s hometown airline for decades and known for good customer service and handing out warm cookies to passengers, will fly to Cincinnati; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Omaha, Neb. “We’re excited to start operating,” said Midwest Express president Greg Aretakis at a news conference in Milwaukee. "We received input from many local businesses regarding their travel needs and this feedback factored into our choice of initial destinations." more
  10. New road to CVG terminal opens By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier The way drivers get to the terminal at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has changed. The new Terminal Drive opened on Tuesday. Drivers heading to the airport will still exit Interstate 275 to Kentucky State Route 212 or Kentucky State Route 236/Donaldson Road. MORE
  11. Art Academy partners with Urban Sites on $8.3 million expansion By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Aug 14, 2019, 11:50am EDT Updated 53 minutes ago Art Academy of Cincinnati has partnered with Urban Sites LLC to expand its Over-the-Rhine campus. Art Academy and Urban Sites are renovating 1225-1257 Jackson St. to create 33 dormitory-style units for the college’s students. The units will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified, so they are eligible for a property tax break worth 60 percent of the taxes on the improvements made to the property. The project also includes two commercial spaces totaling 4,200 square feet for a total development cost of $8.3 million. MORE
  12. Convention hotel bid gets closed-door consideration By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier The Convention Facilities Authority, which may be asked to help with a developer’s bid to purchase and redevelop the Millennium Hotel downtown, went into executive session on Tuesday night to discuss it. The obscure panel, which is filled with high-power appointees of Hamilton County and the city of Cincinnati, may be asked to issue bonds to help finance Vandercar Holdings’ purchase and redevelopment of the Millennium Hotel. MORE
  13. 100-room hotel planned in Hyde Park: SLIDESHOW By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier A local hotel developer and operator are planning to build a seven-story Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel in Hyde Park. Brandicorp LLC and Lexington Management Corp. are under contract to purchase the former Pig & Whistle property at 2680 Madison Road from Capital Investment Group Inc. Brandicorp plans to develop a seven-story, 100-room hotel on the site. MORE
  14. East Walnut Hills streets to be converted from one-way to two-way By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Three streets in East Walnut Hills are set to be converted from one-way to two-way, a recent trend as city neighborhoods have sought to improve safety and make themselves destinations rather than just places to drive through. On Wednesday, the Cincinnati City Council approved $200,000 to convert portions of three streets: William Howard Taft Road between Woodburn Avenue and Victory Parkway East McMillan Street between Victory Parkway and Woodburn Avenue Woodburn Avenue between East McMillan Street and William Howard Taft Road more
  15. Panel to detail the ‘Amazon Effect’ By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Jul 31, 2019, 4:18pm EDT A panel of experts will examine the coming Amazon Air hub’s potential effect on the Cincinnati region as well as the changes that have happened in other regions with a major Amazon presence next week. The Business Courier is sponsoring the panel, whose members will include Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CEO Candace McGraw, Northern Kentucky Tri-Ed CEO Lee Crume, REDI Cincinnati CEO Kimm Lauterbach and Emory Thomas, former publisher and editor of the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Seattle region’s business newspaper and website. MORE
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