Downtown Cincinnati

Street Music
1:08 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: Bonita

Bonita Price at Findlay Market

Bonita Price was a music major at The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and Central State University but took some time off to raise her family.  She is now a practicing street musician to hone her voice and to provide income since she was laid off from the Jim Beam distillery when it closed its Cincinnati plant in 2011.

I caught up with Bonita at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market - Ohio's oldest continuously-operated public market.

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Holiday event
6:05 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Cincinnati's Fountain Square lights up tonight

Cincinnati's Fountain Square during the holiday season.
3CDC website

Cincinnati will officially welcome the holiday season Friday evening with the Light Up the Square event. 

The holiday decorations and the tree on Fountain Square will be turned on for the first time.

Festivities will begin at 6PM, with live music from Eclipse and the Cincy Brass, and a special performance by SCPA’s musical theater group.

Revelers can also expect special appearances from the likes of Drew and Lea Lachey, as well as Santa Claus.

Fountain Square will also feature plenty of food, music, ice skating and a fireworks show.

Rapelling Santa, Ice Skating and More!
12:31 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Downtown Cincinnati for the Holidays

We are now full in to the holidays, and downtown Cincinnati is lit up, the skating rink is open, and businesses and restaurants are ready for shoppers and diners. Tricia Suit, the director of marketing with Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. joins Mark Perzel with information on special holiday events happening in and around Fountain Square during this holiday season.


Four Days of Design Events
1:31 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Cincinnati Open Design Event

Design by Nancy Todd

The Cincinnati Open Design Event (CODE) gets underway on October 17.  Designers of all types, developers, stylists, all gather together to discuss trends, technology and more in the areas of Style, Consumer and Entertainment. Mark Perzel welcomes Andrew Salzbrun to discuss the scope of this year’s CODE and the effort to outreach into the community during the four day by holding events throughout the downtown, Over the Rhine and Greater Cincinnati area.

Downtown development
3:33 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Remodeling the downtown YMCA

Credit Jay Hanselman

Construction could begin next year on a $25 million plan to renovate the YMCA facility at the corner of Central Parkway and Elm in downtown Cincinnati.     

Officials say it will do several things including transforming the Y's exercise facilities and keeping its regional headquarters in the building. 

Bobby Maly with the Model Group made a presentation Monday to a City Council Committee. 

He said his company will be working on the upper stories of the structure.

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