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The cost to renovate Memorial Hall is higher than estimated.  Sara Bedinghaus of 3CDC says the contractor bids were $3 million more than expected.

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3CDC's annual tree lighting ceremony at Fountain Square is Friday evening.  But the organization has a number of other activities throughout the day.

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Memorial Hall can sometimes be overshadowed by Music Hall.  But like its larger next-door neighbor in Over-the-Rhine, the performance space is also about to be updated.

Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on proposals to bring more liquor licenses to Downtown.  The city would set up two new community entertainment districts that could allow for 21 additional bars.  

Attorney Brad Thomas described how the districts work Monday during city council’s Neighborhood committee meeting.

  For more than 160 years, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has worked to improve our community through a wide variety of both youth and adult programs. Joining us to discuss the history and current mission of the organization and talk about the Y’s many youth programs are  YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO, Sandy Walker, and ​Trish Kitchell, vice president of Youth Development. 

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There is a new plan to redevelop the old Pogue's garage at the corner of Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Final development details were worked out over the weekend and the full city council could approve the deal Wednesday.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

The offices of dunnhumby USA are still under construction but the parking garage beneath those offices is open.  City leaders cut the ribbon on the 1,000 space garage Monday morning.  Construction on the project at 5th and Race began in January 2013.   

The building includes six floors of parking and three floors of office space, with retail on the ground floor.

The president of PNC Bank, Kay Geiger, calls the project "transformative."

Cincinnati council's budget and finance committee voted today (Monday) to give control of 35 properties in Over-the-Rhine, mostly north of Liberty Street, to the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation for re-development.

The Over-the-Rhine Community Council opposed giving control of the properties to the organization, also known as 3CDC. The council argued that 3CDC already has too much control over development in Over-the-Rhine.

The World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. The United States plays its first match Monday against Ghana.

Development group 3CDC and the Cincinnati Saints are hosting a watch party on Fountain Square. Brittney Carden says 3CDC is seeing growing interest in the sport.

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The 2014 MidPoint Indie Summer lineup has been announced.  The free, outdoor concert series organized by 3CDC and sponsored by the MidPoint Music Festival takes place Friday nights May 30 through August 29 on Fountain Square and features many of the bands that make the local music scene great.

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