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  1. Trump grades himself on coronavirus response. Here's his score During a coronavirus task force meeting, President Donald Trump was asked to grade himself on the White House's response to the crisis. You guessed it, 10/10!
  2. Covington buys prime redevelopment site for $20.5 million By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier The city of Covington has purchased the former Internal Revenue Service paper-processing facility that sits between Third and Fourth streets for $20.5 million. The Covington Board of Commissioners authorized Mayor Joe Meyer to sign papers formalizing the agreed-to-purchase price of the site of closed IRS facility. The 3-1 vote directs Meyer to accept the negotiated sale price of $20.5 million offered through the federal General Services Administration. MORE
  3. EXCLUSIVE: Downtown Cincinnati building to be converted to apartments By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier The building at 124 E. Seventh St. will be converted to 35 apartments. A longtime Cincinnati developer is planning to start work soon on its next conversion of a downtown building into apartments. MORE
  4. CVG tops off major project: PHOTOS By Erin Caproni – Digital Producer, Cincinnati Business Courier The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has reached a milestone on a huge project. The airport and Messer Construction hosted a topping off ceremony for its 1.2 million-square-foot rental car facility on Wednesday. The highest beam was installed on the structure, which will be connected to the terminal for passengers to perform rental car transactions starting in 2021. MORE
  5. Kearney: Port’s award of Millennium contract ‘unjust and unfair’ By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Feb 13, 2020, 2:48pm EST Updated 2 hours ago The CEO of the Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce sharply criticized the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s decision to award a contract to redevelop the Millennium Hotel without competitive bidding. “This is unjust and unfair,” said Eric Kearney, the former state lawmaker who leads the region’s black chamber, in a statement Thursday. “Input from the African American Chamber and other economic development organizations should have been solicited by the CEO of the Port.” MORE
  6. London calling? Speculation builds on CVG-U.K. flight By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier Cincinnati is in a race with St. Louis to land the next British Airways direct flight from the Midwest. At least that’s what St. Louis airport and government officials believe. more
  7. EXCLUSIVE: $29 million apartment project planned in Walnut Hills By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier A pair of development companies is working on plans for a large apartment project in Walnut Hills. MORE
  8. Port OKs bonds to acquire, demolish Millennium Hotel By Chris Wetterich – Staff reporter and columnist, Cincinnati Business Courier The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority’s board unanimously approved issuing $59 million in bonds on Wednesday to acquire, demolish and secure the Millennium Hotel, another step toward putting the property at 150 W. Fifth St. in public hands. The bonds will be backed by Hamilton County’s share of the local hotel tax. The Convention Facilities Authority must still approve the use of that revenue source and is scheduled to meet this month. MORE
  9. One of region’s largest homebuilders launches Madisonville development: PHOTOS By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier One of the largest homebuilders in Greater Cincinnati is working on a rowhouse development in Madisonville. Ashford Homes LLC has started construction on Sonoma Trails, a development that will include 18 total rowhouses along Duck Creek Road. Cathy Hall, community and offsite specialist for Ashford Homes, said four of the 18 homes have already been sold. Three market homes are starting as well, with anticipated mid-to-late-summer move-ins. MORE
  10. Get a look at Lytle Park Hotel construction: PHOTOS By Tom Demeropolis – Senior Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier The transformation of two buildings in downtown Cincinnati’s Lytle Park into a high-end, boutique hotel is nearly complete. More and Photos
  11. Northgate Mall losing it's Macy's... Macy's will close at least 11 stores, including Cincinnati location By Andy Brownfield – Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy's Inc. is closing at least 11 stores, including one in the company's hometown. Macy's (NYSE: M) confirmed to the Business Courier that it's closing its Northgate Mall store in Cincinnati, with a clearance sale beginning this month and running for up to three months. A final closing date has not yet been set. According to multiple media reports, the closure of Macy's Northgate Mall location is part of a wider tranche of store closings that include at least 10 other retail locations. Those include: Northgate Mall, Cincinnati RiverGate Mall, Goodlettsville, Tenn. Charleston Town Center, Charleston, S.C. more
  12. Two downtown Dayton redevelopment projects receive $4.4M in historic tax credits By John Bush – Senior Reporter, Dayton Business Journal Two Dayton projects, including one of the largest redevelopment efforts in the city's history, have been awarded historic tax credits from the state of Ohio. The J.K. McIntire Building and the Third Street Arcade, which is part of a broader redevelopment project, will receive Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits, the state announced Thursday. MORE
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