Music Hall supporters are another step closer to their fundraising goal to renovate the aging performance center.
Thursday the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded the project $25 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits. The normal credit is $5 million but the agency is allowed to award one "catalytic project" every two years. To qualify, projects must be large-scale rehabilitation efforts "that will foster significant economic development within a 2,500 foot radius of the building." This cycle, the agency chose Music Hall.
Holiday shoppers looking for locally-created, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts will again flock to the Crafty Supermarketon Saturday, November 29 (Small Business Saturday) at Cincinnati’s Music Hall Ballroom. Joining our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer for a preview of this, the fifth Crafty Supermarket, is Grace Dobush.
Update: Supporters of the so-called "icon tax" are worried about signs Hamilton County Commissioners may remove Music Hall from the proposed sales tax. Such a move, they say, would result in the loss of millions in promised philanthropic gifts. Commissioner Monzel has already voiced his support for such a plan and Commissioner Hartmann wants to see a bigger commitment from the City of Cincinnati, which council members haven't so far done.