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Long-awaited pizza kitchen at Urban Artifact sets opening date

 

A neo-Neapolitan wood-fired pizza kitchen is opening this month on the campus of craft brewery Urban Artifact, just more than a year after the restaurant was announced.

 

Wildfire Pizza Kitchen is hosting its grand opening at 1660 Blue Rock St. in Northside on Sept. 27. The handcrafted pizza restaurant resides in the former Queen City Cookies building on the campus of Urban Artifact.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/09/18/long-awaited-pizza-kitchen-at-urban-artifact-sets.html

 

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Pho Lang Thang moving to new location

 

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Popular Findlay Market Vietnamese restaurant Pho Lang Thang is moving to a larger location that will open up new opportunities.

 

Pho Lang Thang is moving to the ground floor of the Market Square development adjacent to Findlay Market.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/09/21/exclusive-pho-lang-thang-moving-to-new-location.html

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Palomino at Fountain Place to close after 20 years

 

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Longtime European-inspired restaurant Palomino overlooking Fountain Square will be closing its doors next month.

 

Manager Christoph Goulle confirmed that Palomino at 505 Vine St. is closing its doors for good with no plans to relocate after a final dinner service on Oct. 21. The restaurant is closing due to a leasing issue. Goulle said he was not authorized to comment further.

 

Towne Properties owner Arn Bortz, which owns Fountain Place, housing Palomino, did not respond to a request for comment. Towne Properties operates Fountain Place along with Belvedere Corp., Duke Realty and Madison Marquette.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/09/26/palomino-at-fountain-place-to-close-after-20-years.html

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Venezuelan restaurant sets Findlay Market opening date

 

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A Venezuelan-Colombian restaurant born from the Findlay Market incubator kitchen is opening soon at the Market.

 

The Arepa Place will open at 131 W. Elder St. adjacent to Findlay Market on Sept. 29. The brick-and-mortar location is an extension of the food cart launched at Findlay Market in 2016 by Isis Arrieta-Dennis and her husband, Chris.

 

The Arepa Place takes its name from the Latin dish, which is a maize-based bread stuffed with ingredients like chicken, beef, beans or plantains.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/09/27/venezuelan-restaurant-sets-findlay-market-opening.html

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Wow yuck. Where in Oakley is that...?

 

It's going basically in the Crossroads parking lot, fronting Madison. So, basically a continuation of the suburban crap behind it.

 

As disappointing as this whole area is, I will say it was at least nice to see some construction there when I was back in Cincy a couple weeks ago. I hadn't been back in quite some time, and I was surprised to see how little construction was going on (outside of the roads/highways) in the city. I guess I had assumed that a lot of the projects that had been announced a while back would have at least begun construction, but outside of this part of Oakley and pockets of OTR, I really didn't see much happening.

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Wow yuck. Where in Oakley is that...?

 

It's going basically in the Crossroads parking lot, fronting Madison. So, basically a continuation of the suburban crap behind it.

 

As disappointing as this whole area is, I will say it was at least nice to see some construction there when I was back in Cincy a couple weeks ago. I hadn't been back in quite some time, and I was surprised to see how little construction was going on (outside of the roads/highways) in the city. I guess I had assumed that a lot of the projects that had been announced a while back would have at least begun construction, but outside of this part of Oakley and pockets of OTR, I really didn't see much happening.

 

 

Madisonville is seeing a lot of development with Medpace, the red apartments and the new apartments in “downtown Madisonville”. CUF is also seeing a lot of development around UC and the giant hospital expansion. Soon they will “hopefully” start on the innovation corridor.

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Short Vine coffee bar to reopen in new location

 

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A coffee bar and music venue that closed to make way for Top Cats' return to Short Vine is reopening itself in a new location.

 

The 86 Coffee Bar & Concert Venue is opening at 2900 Jefferson Ave. Owner Chris Human wants to open the space by the end of October. The coffee shop spent the last eight years at 2820 Vine St., until Human sold the building to new owners who wanted to bring historic bar and venue Top Cats back to its original location.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/01/short-vine-coffee-bar-to-reopen-in-new-location.html

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Candy and booze? OTR retailer gets sweeter by adding full bar

 

An Over-the-Rhine retailer is seeking to become a destination for both kids and their parents by adding a liquor license and full bar to its storefront.

 

The OTR Candy Bar at 1735 Elm St., across the street from Findlay Market is wading into the alcohol scene, expanding from a candy emporium to a bar.

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The retailer had to make some changes to secure a liquor license. It worked with local liquor attorney Brad Thomas of J. Thomas Hodges & Associates and opened new, larger bathrooms along with adding benches, sinks and sanitary capacity.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/01/candy-and-booze-otr-retailer-gets-sweeter-by.html

 

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Findlay Market vendor's food cart is now a brick-and-mortar. Check it out

 

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Findlay Market's newest restaurant is a cheesy, salsa-y blend of Colombian cuisine and Latin culture.

 

The Arepa Place opened at 131 W. Elder St., adjacent to Findlay Market, on Sept. 29. Flip through the attached photos for a look inside.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/03/findlay-market-vendors-food-cart-is-now-a-brick.html

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OTR bagel shop set to open this week

 

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Over-the-Rhine's newest eatery, a handmade bagel shop, is set to open by the end of this week.

 

The Bagelry is hosting its grand opening at 1401 Walnut St. in Over-the-Rhine on Friday, Oct. 5. The shop was founded by Richard Huff, who fell in love with bagels while studying in Louisville.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/03/otr-bagel-shop-set-to-open-this-week.html

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Queen City Food Truck Court was slated to open today, but it's been pushed back

 

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A planned open-air food court that would host food trucks at a former Greater Cincinnati gas station was scheduled to open Thursday, but its debut has been pushed back into next year.

 

The 60,000-square-foot Queen City Food Truck Court was planned for a site that used to house a gas station at 7782 Tylers Place Blvd. in West Chester. It was slated to open on Oct. 4 and remain through Nov. 10. That's been pushed back to spring 2019.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/04/queen-city-food-truck-court-was-slated-to-open.html

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Pendleton's first creamy whip opens today

 

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Urban Cincinnati's first creamy whip is now open in Pendleton's emerging restaurant corridor.

 

Pendleton Parlor, at 1218 Broadway St., opened its doors at noon on Oct. 4. It's the third creamy whip from the family that opened the Mount Washington Creamy Whip and Old Milford Parlor.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/04/pendletons-firstcreamy-whip-opens-today.html

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Queen City Food Truck Court was slated to open today, but it's been pushed back

 

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A planned open-air food court that would host food trucks at a former Greater Cincinnati gas station was scheduled to open Thursday, but its debut has been pushed back into next year.

 

The 60,000-square-foot Queen City Food Truck Court was planned for a site that used to house a gas station at 7782 Tylers Place Blvd. in West Chester. It was slated to open on Oct. 4 and remain through Nov. 10. That's been pushed back to spring 2019.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/04/queen-city-food-truck-court-was-slated-to-open.html

 

Those kind of gas stations (where the C-store is under the canopy) never have anything good!

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Food trucks are a bigger deal in Butler County than they are in Cincinnati.  They've been having periodic food truck rallies in Union Center for years (same location as the Mitt Romney Rally where Kid Rock played), and individual trucks regularly have lunch appointments at the big warehouses with lots of employees. 

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Probably because in Cincinnati if the food truck is good, it just becomes a brick and mortar restaurant in OTR. In Butler county to build a brick and mortar restaurant you would have to build a brand new building that seats 200 people, in OTR you can fit into a 30 seat space with all the MEP already in place.

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OTR bagel shop sells out within hours in days after opening

 

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Over-the-Rhine's Bagelry, a new bagel shop and diner at the corner of 14th and Walnut streets, sold out of all of its bagels within five hours in the two days after its grand opening.

 

The Bagelry hosted its grand opening at 1401 Walnut St. on Oct. 5. The eatery posted on its Facebook page that it sold out of all of its bagels by 12:30 p.m. on the Friday and Saturday of its grand opening weekend.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/08/otr-bagel-shop-sells-out-within-hours-in-days.html

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East Side restaurant opens for lunch

 

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An O'Bryonville restaurant from a longtime Cincinnati chef has opened its doors for lunch service.

 

Eighth & English at 2038 Madison Road began serving lunch on Sept. 21. The seafood-centric restaurant from Chef Chase Blowers opened for dinner service in April 2017.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/10/east-side-restaurant-opens-for-lunch.html

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Over-the-Rhine restaurant launching food truck

 

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A longtime Over-the-Rhine restaurant is expanding out of its native neighborhood with a food truck set to launch next year.

 

Venice on Vine at 1301 Vine St. is getting into the food truck business, with the goal of launching Venice Panini on Cincinnati's streets by spring of 2019.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/11/over-the-rhine-restaurant-launching-food-truck.html

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West Side BBQ restaurant closes

 

A West Side BBQ restaurant from a former P&Ger who left the company to pursue his love of smoked meats full time is closing after eight years in the business.

 

Woots BBQ & Catering at 5826 Cheviot Road in White Oak announced on Facebook that Oct. 13 was its last dinner service. Owner Anthony Wootendid not respond to a request for comment as of this posting.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/15/west-side-bbq-restaurant-closes.html

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Please sous chef opens late night walk-up window in OTR

 

The sous chef at Please in Over-the-Rhine opened a new late-night walk-up window to serve steamed buns and Thai tea during weekends in Cincinnati's hottest neighborhood.

 

Nathan Friday opened Boom Box Buns in the walk-up window of the Takeaway deli and grocery at 1324 Main St. on Oct. 5. The window sells doughy Asian-style steamed buns stuffed with pork, beef or vegetables.

 

Friday is originally from Arlington, Texas. Cincinnati wasn't even on his radar until he did a James Beard dinner with Chef Ryan Santos, owner of Please. While working at Rook in Indianapolis, he reached out to Santos about a job.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/15/please-sous-chef-opens-late-night-walk-up-window.html

 

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On 10/4/2018 at 3:45 PM, jmecklenborg said:

Food trucks are a bigger deal in Butler County than they are in Cincinnati.  They've been having periodic food truck rallies in Union Center for years (same location as the Mitt Romney Rally where Kid Rock played), and individual trucks regularly have lunch appointments at the big warehouses with lots of employees. 

 

 

Here's a very Republican answer: A lot of times the big cities have a ton of regulations regarding food trucks (Columbus, wow what a racket... talk to a food truck owner who isn't "IN" in Columbus) whereas the smaller towns, counties and townships don't. They're not so much food safety regulations either since everywhere has those; its a matter of where they are allowed to set up.

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^Although if I were the owner of a brick-n-mortar restaurant, I would be very much opposed to food trucks, pop-ups, etc.  Losing one table of customers per day is a loss of $20,000 in gross annual revenues. 

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Former Findlay Market vendor returns home for newest venture

 

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Findlay Market's newest vendor will experience something of a homecoming when it opens this week.

 

The Country Meat Co. will open at Findlay Market at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. It's the latest venture by Tennel and Chanel Bryant, who got their start with Aunty's Homemade Food at the market in 2006.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/16/former-findlay-market-vendor-returns-home-for.html

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L.A. chef who pioneered pop-up dinners launching series in Cincinnati

 

A Los Angeles chef who helped popularize the concept of pop-up dining before relocating to the Cincinnati region is starting a new series of dinners in advance of opening his new restaurant.

 

Chef Robert "Bean" Castaneda, who was part of a group of five Los Angeles chefs who popularized the pop-up concept in which chefs create a new menu and bring it to a unique location for a one-night dinner, is launching a new monthly series around Cincinnati. The California native relocated to Covington last year when his wife was transferred to Cincinnati.

 

"The beauty of pop-ups is you get to discover something that your team is playing with and present it to the guest – it's totally new to everyone involved," he told me.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/17/l-a-chef-who-pioneered-popup-dinners-launching.html

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The Banks' newest restaurant, venue opens in former Crave space

 

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The newest venue at the Banks, a nightclub and restaurant from the owner of the former Mynt-turned-Jekyl on Fountain Square, is now open.

 

Galla Park, in the former Crave space at 175 Joe Nuxhall Way, opened its doors on Oct. 17. The massive 8,371-square-foot venue is operated by Peerless Culinary & Nightlife Management Group.

 

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https://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2018/10/18/the-banks-newest-restaurant-and-venue-is-now-open.html

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