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  1. They are going to probably go all glass like the two remaining sisters dorms from UC. It's cheap and easy. The right way to go is to bring back the mid-century paneling but have it be more energy efficient.
  2. It's almost all Kroger employees there since they took over Fred Meyer. I knew an attorney who was forced out by them.
  3. What mall? Are you talking about the Carew Tower Arcade? The arcade may always perform marginally. It's not the nicest arcade in downtown Cincinnati (see Dixie Terminal) and its too small to become a real destination driver. For that space to succeed they would really need to innovate with some kind of destination driver.
  4. Improvements to the actual street have not started yet. That could be either what's left of Blink or the empty parcel where there used to be a parking lot.
  5. In OTR and downtown, entities like 3CDC are able to leverage income from TIF's to finance parking garage construction, streetscape improvements and other infrastructure. If you have an entity like that driving development, it will create some momentum. Some of the proposed TIF areas are already developing so they will likely benefit the most. Places like North and South Fairmont will struggle unless projects like Lick Run start driving developer investment.
  6. As someone that attended the first Blink in 2017 and this one I agree with @taestell's observations. No one knew what to expect in 2017 so there was a greater sense of wonder and exploration. In 2019, people developed expectations based on 2017 so some were bound to be disappointed. In regards to repeat installations, while different animations, the Hamilton County Courthouse, CAC and Memorial Hall all returned from 2017. It was more spread out this year but if you planned to attend multiple days you can see most of it. It took all four days for my wife and I to cover everything in 2017, and it was the same this time but I missed a few installations because of rain or malfunctions. As for restaurants, I also saw a lot of hit or miss. Food trucks seemed like winners, and most restaurants along the route seemed to have an uptick. Transit seemed to work well although I noticed the streetcar was getting bunched up periodically. It looks like they were running 4 trains through the whole event. The Roebling ended up being a huge chokepoint that only really got ironed out on Saturday night and Sunday. My biggest complaint was that people felt entitled with the installations this year. My wife was on one of the design teams and her installation was partially destroyed by children and some adults. Should they have invested in more durable construction? Sure, but with a budget of $7,000 it's hard to build something interactive that doesn't break when people enter the picture.
  7. https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/sponsors/ When the BLINK website is back online you will have your answers. EDIT: Of course P&G and Kroger are involved. I know P&G is sponsoring some of the installations and I bet Kroger has too.
  8. I would coordinate this but I am in the parade this year and hosting people from out of town over the weekend. I did register for Doors Open and will try to attend. Maybe have a UO meetup at one of those venues and a walk-a-bout around on Saturday? Also my wife's team has an installation at the Smale Labyrinth called Upside Wobbles: https://www.blinkcincinnati.com/portfolio/upside-wobbles/ Check it out whenever the website is back online... or in person.
  9. It's the median income for the City of Cincinnati. 80% of that number is considered low income. https://cintimha.com/hcv/eligibility/ Looks like 80% AMI for one is someone currently earning $45,500 a year.
  10. This reminds me of when Mayor Mallory projected Cincinnati's population ten years ago at 378,000: https://www.soapboxmedia.com/innovationnews/47census2010.aspx Cranley's estimate is much more conservative. There is a lot of evidence that city population could grow with the official count due to building permits, more development in downtown, OTR and other neighborhoods but I don't want to be disappointed like we were in 2010 when we projected a 40,000 person increase and instead got a 40,000 person decrease.
  11. Agree with this. Online is not killing bricks and mortar retail, its killing retailers who are unable to adapt to a more experiential and service oriented customer base. Kenwood is the one high performing mall in Cincinnati so I am sure there is a line and Zara is probably somewhere in the front of that.
  12. If we can get a critical mass of Asian inspired restaurants and shops on Court Street I am totally down for that. Now we need some Dim Sum and Korean BBQ and we're set!
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