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  1. Open floorplans and outdoor spaces, Traditions’ Wicks bring ‘luxury lifestyle residences’ to Montgomery The first luxury condominium residences in what will be a $60 million mixed-use development in Montgomery are now complete. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/10/open-floorplans-and-outdoor-spaces-traditions.html
  2. New Single Family Homes Planned for Milo-Grogan New market-rate homes are starting to come online in Milo-Grogan. Local developer New City Homes has acquired a total of 18 new-build sites in the neighborhood, including a cluster of contiguous lots on East Second Avenue where work recently began on the first of five new single family homes. Chris Knoppe, Partner at New City Homes, said that the company has completed two homes so far elsewhere in the neighborhood and plans to develop the remaining lots incrementally over the next two years or so. Half of the parcels that the company owns were purchased from the Columbus Land Bank, which “allowed us to offer the initial houses at a lower price than otherwise possible for new construction.” He added that the 15-year tax abatement that was put in place for Milo-Grogan in 2017 will help to lower costs for the homeowner. “We make the application for that, then the buyer is the beneficiary,” Knoppe said. “Given rising construction costs, it allows us to build a house and still sell it at a price that might be high for the neighborhood, but to the home buyer…the total cost of ownership is reduced by 25 to 30 percent.” More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/new-homes-milo-grogan-bw1
  3. First Look: One Line Coffee Franklinton One Line Coffee is open for business at its new digs at River & Rich in Franklinton, 471 W. Rich St. This version of One Line offers more than just coffee, but includes a lineup of 10 beers and 10 wines. Several of the beers are One Line infusions from local brewers like Wolf’s Ridge and Lineage. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/first-look-one-line-coffee-franklinton-sp1
  4. East Side restaurant rebrands with new chef An East Side restaurant that opened inside of a craft brewery and distillery in late 2018 is rebranding under a new executive chef. Karrikin Spirits Co., at 3717 Jonlen Drive in Fairfax, is rebranding its culinary branch as the Hearth at Karrikin. The restaurant opened alongside the distillery in December 2018. Alongside the rebranding, Chef de Cuisine Chris Davis is being promoted to executive chef of the Hearth at Karrikin. Davis has worked at Karrikin from the start, alongside its original chef Jared Bennett, who is overseeing the kitchen at upcoming Mariemont restaurant Emery. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/10/east-side-restaurant-rebrands-with-new-chef.html
  5. It's mostly attended by out-of-towners. And by out-of-towners, I mean 22,000 athletes and 250,000 attendees during a three-day period.
  6. CVG ranks No. 1 for customer service Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky has been ranked as the top North American airport for customer service by the Airports Council International. CVG won the 2019 Airport Service Quality Award for North American airports with 5 to 15 million passengers. “The Airport Service Quality Awards represent the highest possible recognition for airport operators around the world and recognize excellence in customer experience,” ACI World Director General Angela Gittens said. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/09/cvg-ranks-no-1-for-customer-service.html
  7. Back Home Tavern will keep you coming back to Brown Street Back Home Tavern & Table is a welcomed new addition to the Brown Street area near the University of Dayton. It fills the space left behind by Romer's Bar & Grill, and before that Bargos Grill & Tap. The restaurant boasts scratch-made food and bar bites inspired by the restaurants and recipes of Idaho - think good fries and comfort food. Here’s what I found there on a rainy afternoon... ...below at: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/09/dining-in-dayton-back-home-tavern-will-keep-you.html
  8. Coffee shop key player in Xenia's 'small business revolution' Part of Xenia's expanding small business scene, one local entrepreneur has built her rapidly-growing coffee shops with a community focus. Cynthia "Cymp" Stemple launched the Coffee Hub in downtown Xenia in 2017. The Coffee Hub serves specialty espresso, drinks, coldbrew, drip coffee, homemade chai, teas, frappes, donuts, gluten free baked goods and more. Since then, she's expanded to open two additional coffee shop locations — one located at 3375 Dayton Xenia Road in Beavercreek and another in Dayton Metro Library's main library campus. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/09/coffee-shop-key-player-in-xenias-small-business.html
  9. Cincinnati craft brewery to open rooftop deck A Cincinnati craft brewery is set to host a ribbon cutting and grand opening of its newly enclosed rooftop deck this month. Milford's Little Miami Brewing Co., which opened its doors on the banks of the Little Miami River at 208 Mill St. at the tail end of 2017, is hosting a ribbon cutting and official opening of its brand new rooftop deck on March 28. The 1,200-square-foot rooftop bar and deck replaced a temporary tent that covered an outdoor patio. It adds 75 seats to the 90-seat taproom, with an additional 66 seats on the enclosed lower level. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/09/cincinnati-craft-brewery-to-open-rooftop-deck.html
  10. Connector from Olentangy Trail to Bethel Road Now Open A pair of major upgrades to the Olentangy Trail have been completed, including a connector that enables direct access to and from Bethel Road for the first time. The second upgrade is a widening of the trial – from 9 to 12 feet – between Bethel Road and Antrim Lake. The new connector brings users from the trail to a separated path along the north side of Bethel Road, taking them over State Route 315 to Olentangy River Road, where the trail continues to a Central Ohio Transit Authority Park and Ride lot at Anheuser Busch Sports Park. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/olentangy-trail-bethel-road-connector-now-open-bw1
  11. I wish they would keep the main restaurant "Lily's" but the bar area a themed-Tiki type of place. Best of both worlds but I'm glad a tiki is coming!
  12. Here's when Holtman's Donuts will open in Oakley After just more than 18 months in the works, Cincinnati favorite Holtman's Donuts is getting ready to open its Oakley location. Holtman's Donuts is hosting a grand opening for its Oakley bakery at 3450 Madison Road on April 4. It's the bakery's fifth Cincinnati location, and the third for Katie Plazarin and her husband, Danny, who also own Holtman's locations in Over-the-Rhine and West Chester. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/06/heres-when-holtmans-donuts-will-open-in-oakley.html
  13. Here's the latest on Goodfellas Pleasant Ridge It's been nearly two years since Goodfellas Pizzeria announced it would be bringing its New York-style oversized slices and Wiseguy Lounge cocktail bar to Pleasant Ridge. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/06/heres-the-latest-on-goodfellas-pleasant-ridge.html
  14. To confirm... CVG gets a new carrier serving west coast Alaska Airlines announced daily service Friday from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Seattle, giving CVG another key direct flight as Amazon prepares to open its air services hub in 2021. The once-daily flight will also provide CVG new connections to the west coast, Alaska and Hawaii and is viewed by CVG officials as another key route for Cincinnati business. Twenty-nine connections will be available via the flight, according to Alaska Airlines. The flights also provide competition on the route, with Delta having a direct flight to its hub in Seattle. The service offers "great times for our business travelers or anyone who is looking to go to the west coast on vacation," said CVG CEO Candace McGraw. "We're hoping this is the start of a very long relationship with Alaska, and there will be even greater things to come." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/06/cvg-gets-a-new-carrier-serving-west-coast.html
  15. Significant investment driving downtown Dayton's revitalization Redevelopment projects, new amenities and investment in large office towers are among the major factors leading the way in downtown Dayton's revitalization. The city's core has been booming in recent years, and the resurgence is expected to continue as many large-scale projects are underway. These will complement other recent efforts that have led to more and more people choosing downtown to live, work and play. "I've been impressed with the momentum happening downtown," Brian Heitkamp, president of CityWide Development Corp, said. "Five or 10 years ago we had a project here or there, but now there's so much activity. There's maybe a dozen projects potentially bubbling up." More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/06/significant-investment-driving-downtown-daytons.html
  16. Dayton Arcade's anchor tenants name premier partner for innovation hub The Dayton Arcade's anchor tenants have secured a naming rights partner for a joint venture that will support local entrepreneurship and foster collaboration between Miami Valley businesses and students. The University of Dayton and The Entrepreneurs Center announced Friday that PNC Bank will be the premier partner of the Arcade's upcoming innovation hub, now named The Hub Powered by PNC Bank. The partnership will help expand programming at The Hub to immerse students in the business community and help Greater Dayton entrepreneurs develop and deploy their ideas. “The Hub Powered by PNC Bank will bring together students, faculty and staff, regional entrepreneurs, local business leaders and global experts to form collaborative ideas and groundbreaking solutions to benefit the Dayton area,” said David Melin, PNC regional president for Dayton. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/06/dayton-arcades-anchor-tenants-name-premier-partner.html
  17. Get a look at Newport Aquarium's newest exhibit with a shipwreck theme Newport Aquarium launched an immersive exhibit Friday that’s one of the biggest developments for the attraction since it opened in 1999. “Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels” represents more than $1 million investment in the guest experience for the aquarium. Filling the space that previously housed the 20-year-old “Dangerous & Deadly” exhibit, the new attraction features five zones... ...at: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/06/get-a-look-at-newport-aquariums-newest-exhibit.html
  18. New Chipotle in the works at Middletown mall One of the nation's most popular fast-casual chains will soon make its debut in a Greater Dayton suburb. Chipotle Mexican Grill, (NYSE:CMG), a California-based restaurant chain serving up tacos and Mission-style burritos, plans to open a new location in an outlot at the Towne Mall in Middletown. It will be Chipotle's first location in the city. The company filed a liquor permit Monday in connection with the project, which has been in the works for more than a year. Byblos Development Ohio, the Florida-based developer who owns the mall, submitted preliminary site plans to build the 2,400-square-foot restaurant to the Middletown Planning Commission in January 2019. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/06/new-chipotle-in-the-works-at-middletown-mall.html
  19. Crooked Can Opens in Hilliard with Center Street Market Soon to Follow Crooked Can Brewing Company is pouring its first beers in Old Hilliard. The Florida-based brewery has opened its Ohio outpost at 5354 Center St. in Hilliard. The address is more than just a brewery, though. With it comes the Center Street Market – a collection of 11 local vendors, as well as an event space, that looks to become a family-friendly gathering place for the community. Modeled after the brewery’s Plant Street Market in Florida, Owner Robert Fry says little has changed since the group first announced their plans for Hilliard in the fall of 2018. It’s been all about execution. More below: https://www.columbusunderground.com/crooked-can-opens-in-hilliard-with-center-street-market-vendors-soon-to-follow-sp1
  20. How much does the city have and how much did it just ask for on Western Hills Viaduct project? Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to apply for $150 million in federal money to replace the Western Hills Viaduct, a $335 million project. So far, the city and Hamilton County have gathered about $100 million in funds for the project in state, federal and local funds. The viaduct replacement’s construction costs are expected to be $284 million, with a total project cost of $335 million. Both the city and the county have said that it is their top transportation priority. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/05/how-much-does-the-city-have-and-how-much-did-it.html
  21. With opening of new pedestrian bridge, Dublin enters a new, more urban era After seven years of planning, residents will finally be able to cross the suspension bridge over the Scioto River. The Dublin Link – that's the newly revealed name of the the $22.6 million, 169-foot-tall, 760-foot-long suspension bridge – opens to the public March 13. Designed by Endrestudio and built by Kokosing Construction Co., it will allow pedestrians and cyclists dedicated path between the two sides of the river, a journey they currently can only make via the sidewalks next to the busy roadway to the south. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/03/05/photos-with-opening-of-new-pedestrianbridge-dublin.html
  22. Longtime Cincinnati chef bringing a taste of his native New Orleans to OTR A New Orleans chef with a long history working in Cincinnati kitchens, after he was displaced during Hurricane Katrina, is opening his first restaurant, bringing a flavor of home to Over-the-Rhine. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/05/exclusive-longtime-cincinnati-chef-bringing-a.html
  23. Dayton airport the top landing spot for new airline The Dayton International Airport has been identified as one of the top landing spots for a new airline. A new report from OAG, a provider of travel data and insight, found Dayton to be the largest unserved market north of Florida with 159 one-way travelers. Based on this finding, OAG pegged the Dayton airport as a prime location for Breeze Airways — a planned airline expected to begin operations later this year. The report indicated a specific route the new airline could employ, from the Orlando International Airport to the Dayton International Airport. Three other routes — from Jacksonville, Florida to Richmond, Virginia; Jacksonville to Buffalo, New York; and Miami to Buffalo — also were listed in the report. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2020/03/04/report-dayton-airport-the-top-landing-spot-for-new.html
  24. Tiny doughnut shop now open off Hyde Park Square A hippie-themed bakery specializing in tiny doughnuts with creative toppings is now open off of Hyde Park Square. Peace, Love and Little Donuts opened its first Cincinnati location at 3440 Edwards Road, just off of Hyde Park Square on March 2. The shop was owned by wife-and-husband Susan Robinson and Kyle Robinson. The bakery, which specializes in creatively topped tiny doughnuts, was founded by Ron and Marci Razete in Pittsburgh in 2009. All of its cake doughnuts are made to order, cooked fresh for each customer and never inside of a glass case. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/04/tiny-doughnut-shop-now-open-off-hyde-park-square.html
  25. Ugh... Northern Kentucky getting its first cat cafe A native of Northern Kentucky is returning home to open the area's first cat cafe. More below: https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2020/03/04/northern-kentucky-getting-its-first-cat-cafe.html
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