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  1. FC Cincinnati, ballet strike a deal to move stadium plans forward By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Feb 21, 2019, 1:48pm EST Updated Feb 21, 2019, 2:29pm EST FC Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Ballet have struck a deal to co-exist for the time being. The agreement cleared the way for the Cincinnati City Council to approve the club’s development plan for its Major League Soccer stadium and needed zoning changes on Thursday afternoon. “This good neighbor agreement protects the integrity of Cincinnati Ballet for the next 17 years should we remain at our current location on the corner of Central Parkway, as the agreement addresses many of our issues relating to parking, access, noise, operations, and others,” the ballet’s statement said. MORE
  2. EXCLUSIVE: GE Aviation moving ‘several hundred jobs’ to the Banks By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier GE Aviation, the General Electric Co. subsidiary that provides jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft, is planning to move hundreds of employees to downtown Cincinnati. MORE
  3. Chris Wallace Sternly Fact Checks Stephen Miller: ‘How Is This A National Emergency?’ The Fox News Sunday host asked the White House senior policy adviser: “How is this a national emergency?” By Mary Papenfuss White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller tried mightily to bulldoze Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday as the host sharply fact-checked him on President Donald Trump’s reasons for declaring a national emergency so he can build his border wall. Wallace began by challenging Miller with a quote Friday from Trump, who conceded: “I didn’t need to do this. But I’d rather [build the wall] much faster.” MORE
  4. Did anyone notice the CCCP hockey jersey Don Cheadle wore on SNL (or S&L as DT Jr. calls it) last night with "TRUMP" on the back? Hilarious... 'SNL' host Don Cheadle makes fashion statement, dons Trump Soviet Union jersey Erin Jensen, USA TODAY Published 2:01 a.m. ET Feb. 17, 2019 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Feb. 17, 2019 Don Cheadle, who took on hosting duties for this weekend's "Saturday Night Live," made a clear fashion statement about President Trump on the NBC sketch comedy show. The "Black Monday" actor closed the night wearing a red-and-white Soviet Union jersey emblazoned "Trump" and the number "45" on the back. MORE
  5. Pretty funny video... Mike Pence Brought Greetings From Trump To Munich And No One Applauded The Trump administration is not popular with Munich Security Conference attendees. By Sara Boboltz Vice President Mike Pence appeared to have overestimated his audience’s opinion of the American president on Friday when he spoke during an event at the Munich Security Conference. The vice president was in Germany as part of a delegation of U.S. lawmakers to the annual conference that dates back to the height of the Cold War. MORE
  6. Enter Sandman came out in 1991 on the eponymous album, Metallica. It was their first song that got major airplay on top 40 type radio, though they could give two craps about that!
  7. Yes, they did have plans for a much larger tower, but when the large tower plans fell through after multiple false starts, the plan that came together with Macy's and the Towne Properties/Warm Bros./Belvedere/Madison Marquette team along with the City, there was a strong push to limit the height due to the sunlight factor. This occurred when I worked at DCI and was peripherally involved in the meetings, but I don't know if it was formalized in the air rights sale to 5/3 or in a zoning restriction of some sort, or if it was just a gentlemen's agreement.
  8. I don't know if it was formalized anywhere, but when the original 22 story concept came about, it had a lot to do with the amount of sunlight hitting the square, which limited the height.
  9. See inside 3CDC’s latest OTR condos: PHOTOS By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. is finishing up construction on a condominium project in Over-the-Rhine, Rennen & Beecher Flats. The $7.2 million mixed-used development is located at the corners of 15th and Race and 15th and Pleasant streets. Joe Rudemiller, spokesman for 3CDC, said this project helps to finish out redevelopment in this portion of Over-the-Rhine. More
  10. If he tries this (which he probably will), I foresee a major sh!tstorm from both sides of the aisle.
  11. Wasson Way lands funding for next phase By Erin Caproni – Digital Producer, Cincinnati Business Courier The Wasson Way bike trail that’s expected to span more than 7 miles from Avondale to Newtown has secured funds needed to begin construction of a new portion. Mayor John Cranley announced Tuesday that $100,000 in private funding from School Outfitters will be added to money allocated in last year’s city budget, $944,000 in federal transportation grant funding, $800,000 from the city’s railway tax credit revenue and $500,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to move forward with the second phase of the trail that’s expected to cost just less than $3 million. More
  12. EXCLUSIVE: Art Academy plans major expansion in Over-the-Rhine By David Holthaus – Courier contributor The 150-year-old Art Academy of Cincinnati is planning a major expansion meant to raise its visibility, house new high-tech programs in film and animation, and serve as a working and teaching space for Cincinnati’s design and marketing community. The expansion will be called Future House and will make use of the former BarrelHouse Brewery space on 12th Street in Over-the-Rhine. That space has gone unused for years but is part of the Art Academy's main facility at 12th and Jackson streets in the heart of the neighborhood. MORE
  13. Kings Island undergoes major makeover By Erin Caproni – Digital Producer, Cincinnati Business Courier Kings Island is making changes to its International Street for the first time since the park opened in 1972. Crews have begun work on the renovation, which will include installation of more than 130,000 new pavers, improvements to building facades and enhancements to landscaping. The refresh is expected to mirror what the main street looked like when the park opened. MORE
  14. EXCLUSIVE: Tire Discounters buys downtown Cincinnati building for new HQ By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Tire Discounters has purchased a downtown office building that will become home to the growing retailer’s headquarters. MORE
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