Â Â From companies selling out of storefronts, door-to-door, advertising by word of mouth, direct mail, newsprint, and now through social media and the internet, Cincinnati has a long and solid history as a city of marketers.
Music legend and former Cincinnati resident Peter Frampton is coming back to town for a concert appearance at the Horseshoe Casino on June 22. Heâ€™s on the phone with our Brian Oâ€™Donnell to talk about the tour with the Doobie Brothers, the upcoming release of the music he wrote for the Cincinnati Ballet, and a new Humble Pie box set.
The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods.Â It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine.Â So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year? Â
â€śOn a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,â€ť said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council.Â â€śIf I could give them higher I would.â€ť
There is no question that the three Indiana riverfront casinos within easy driving distance of downtown Cincinnatiâ€™s Horseshoe Casino have taken a financial hit over the past year.
But revenues have declined in all 13 Indiana venues, and none more so than the three southeastern Indiana casinos in the Cincinnati market - Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Rising Star Casino Resort and Belterra Casino.
And it has been going on for the past four years â€“ long before Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened its doors.
Long before casinos were a reality in Ohio, whenever the idea came up to make them legal, opponents would argue their presence would increase crime in and around these businesses. Itâ€™s been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati opened, and in the fourth part of our series looking back at that year weâ€™ve found, so far, fears of prostitution, drug activity and violent crime havenâ€™t been realized.