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Old 10-27-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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It sounds like this traveler didn't exactly put much effort into finding somewhere to eat like, you know, ask at the hotel. Nothing is open late downtown, except for all the places that actually are. If she was strolling down the banking- and business-heavy Fourth Street, she probably wouldn't find much. There are plenty of tower-laden streets in Manhattan that you wouldn't find anything open past 6 p.m. also.

But restaurants in and around Fountain Square, from Jeff Ruby's to McCormick's to Palomino to Nada to just about everything else adjacent to the Aronoff Center are open quite late and are all open and full at 7 p.m. - all of them. This traveler, who apparently doesn't really travel much if the sight of panhandlers scares her, obviously didn't put a sliver of effort into her search if she couldn't find anything at 7 p.m. In fact, you would almost have to try not to find somewhere. And there are always plenty of people out and about on the Square, unless it was pouring rain or something.

As for late-night, from Thursday through Saturday, Shanghai Mama's is open until 3 a.m.; Lucy Blue even later than that I believe. And as The Banks continues to open, that situation will only get better - Johnny Rocket's is now open until 2 a.m. every night; Huey's 24/7 Diner will be just that (open 24 hours a day 7 days a week).
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Maybe she should have stayed out in Mason. Too bad she had a bad experience. I love downtown Cincinnati for its variety in architecture, density, and activity. Polls have shown that metro Cincinnati folk say downtown has improved immensly in the last decade. Problem is, panhandling and feeling uncompfortable downtown is not limited to downtown Cincinnati. Worst cities I have felt uncomfortable in downtown would be Detroit and St. Louis because of the poverty and dead downtown after office hours. There are literally no entertainment options in those two cities after dark downtown.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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No... CaptainCatfish.. I'm not a John Wayne in training... I am a petite 5'3 137-lb female who has been at the firing range, practiced, and not afraid of a gun. Some women are afraid to even HOLD a gun. I think I deserve kudos for having the guts to even TRY to defend myself, if put in a life-threatening situation.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Maybe she should have stayed out in Mason. Too bad she had a bad experience. I love downtown Cincinnati for its variety in architecture, density, and activity. Polls have shown that metro Cincinnati folk say downtown has improved immensly in the last decade. Problem is, panhandling and feeling uncompfortable downtown is not limited to downtown Cincinnati. Worst cities I have felt uncomfortable in downtown would be Detroit and St. Louis because of the poverty and dead downtown after office hours. There are literally no entertainment options in those two cities after dark downtown.

Really? I regularly go to Red Wings games and the casinos at night.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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I would discourage CC for women seeking to be left alone on the streets but for a different reason. Only the most extreme attack will justify using the CC weapon. An unused weapon is no weapon. I think a 13 ounce can of Bear Spray is more practical for the traveler. The US Forest Service says it will usually deter an 800 pound bear with fur on his face, so I am pretty sure that an aggressive panhandler will be discouraged and the traveler is less likely to get prosecuted. With a 30 foot range, I think the Bear Spray is a better bet. Don't forget to purchase the personal liability umbrella policy with your homeowners' insurance to cover the suits if you happen to spray a couple of innocent bystanders.

I want to see you spray an 800-pound bear running straight for you.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Uh, compared to how downtown looked 10 years ago (I visited right after the riots and have been back at least once a year ever since), I've watched Newport try to steal Downtown Cincinnati's thunder, only for Cincinnati to come roaring back thanks in part to the renovated Fountain Square, the booming arts and entertainment district around the Aronoff Center, and the resurgence of OTR thanks to the Gateway Corridor. Hell, there's even parts of the West End that are starting to shape up.

When I left in 1996, the "DMZ" was Central Parkway. Now that's been pushed back to Liberty Street.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:52 AM
 
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I want to see you spray an 800-pound bear running straight for you.

I didn't say I would be the person behind the spray can.

I can't think of a weapon that would make me feel secure with an 800 pound bear running at me unless it was a .50 caliber machine gun on a tank turret.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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Really? I regularly go to Red Wings games and the casinos at night.
Go Avs!

I used to go up to Detroit during college (I went to school about an hour away) for Tigers games at the old Tiger Stadium then Comerica Park. Greektown was pretty cool, but the rest of downtown was eerily empty. Mostly, we would just cross the Ambassador Bridge into Windsor (this was before the Detroit casino).
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Middletown, Ohio
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Lightbulb You'll Get Kudos From Me, No Problem

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No... CaptainCatfish.. I'm not a John Wayne in training... I am a petite 5'3 137-lb female who has been at the firing range, practiced, and not afraid of a gun. Some women are afraid to even HOLD a gun. I think I deserve kudos for having the guts to even TRY to defend myself, if put in a life-threatening situation.
And I apologize if I came across harshly...that was not my intent...

You have taken the time to learn about guns, how to hold and fire a gun, and you definitely do NOT sound like a John Wayne type...I myself would hope that you WOULD defend yourself in said life-threatening situation
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis and Cincinnati
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Since I travel alot I am often in Downtowns all over the country. Panhandling occurs in any major city. All cities have laws against it, but its not going away. Even in very safe downtowns like Indy, you can still be approached.

A lot of downtowns now have courtesy ambassadors who walk the streets with radio's and sometimes intervene. THis would not be a bad idea for Cincinnati. I've not found downtown Cincinnati any different than other downtowns I've been to, other than their signage leaves alot to be desired.

Funny story, my dad told me in the 1950 and early 1960's the police in Indy would grab the "panhandlers"' (they called them winos" back them ) drive them to the city limits with a stern warning to not come back...Oh the good (non politically correct) old days!
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