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Old 02-24-2009, 05:11 AM
 
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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I love Cincinnati style chili..I could probably live off it (in fact I practically did for a while!). I've had Skyline, Blue Ash Chili, Chili Time, Pleasant Ridge Chili and Goldstar and of those I'd have to say Skyline is by far my favorite, but I like them all! I also like to buy the pouches of Cincinnati Style chili powder at Kroger and make my own chili using ground turkey...it is really great (of course you can use ground beef instead) All you need is the powder, 1-1 1/2 lbs ground beef or turkey, a small can of tomato paste and water to make the chili. When my husband and I make it we usually have enough left overs for dinner the next night and even a little leftover after that.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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In the last rendering, is that highrise in phase one the hotel? Its close to Washington Way.
I'm pretty sure that is proposed office space for phase "1B". The hotel is the mid-rise building on the lower block, parallel to the baseball stadium, I think.

Regardless, I've see a couple hotels built ON TOP of freeways before (not even on a cap, the building itself was the cap) so obviously it's not a problem if you have enough sound insulation.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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Now why exactly would people want to go to the Banks? I'm not against the construction, or the eventual bankruptcies, but what is the predicate for a trip to the Banks?
While I basically agree with some of your comments about the Freedom center, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how popular the Banks will be from an apartment, hotel, and restaurant standpoint.

The hotel is probably self explanatory. Great location. Freeway access plus river views, plus walkable to downtown and the stadiums.

The restaurants should be a success to the same extent and for the same reasons that Newport on the Levee is a success. Despite the mall's failure, the restaurants always get good business. People like to go down to the river and eat at chain restaurants in a non-strip mall setting. That demand has been the lifeblood of "festival marketplaces" for the past two decades. I agree that something too expensive might flop. But if they stick with moderately upscale chains (which I think is the plan) they should see lots of interest. It doesn't hurt to be walkable to all those downtown office workers either.

As for the apartments, as long as they are even remotely reasonably priced, there will be plenty of young workers who would love a riverfront address with a short walk to work. The East End properties are so slow because they are often at the ultra-top of the market. Not everyone can afford a $700k townhouse, even if they are making 6 figures. From what I understand, the apartments will be reasonable enough to attract young professionals. P&G alone brings in plenty of well paid college grads, many of whom live in Mt Adams rentals. I think they'll be the same target market for the Banks.
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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People will flock to the Banks for the same reason it's impossible to get outdoor seating at Montgomery Inn at the boathouse.

People want to be near the river, wining and dining. People love park-space, well, there won't be a park-space in the entire metro that will compete with this, carousels, waterfalls, bike-trails, etc.

The pedestrian traffic part is taken care of just because there will be people living on-top of of all of this.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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While I basically agree with some of your comments about the Freedom center, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how popular the Banks will be from an apartment, hotel, and restaurant standpoint.
On reflection, that was a pretty pessimistic statement I made about the Banks. Of course, I am cheering for the Banks. And, I can see downtown professionals drawn to the housing. But the entertainment venues are problematic. It looks like it would be walkable for downtown office workers, but it really isn't. It just a little too far. And, I don't think the existing restaurants are doing all that well downtown. Dean Gregory told me the other day that he had the slowest day since he's been on the river. And his place is the best, most popular restaurant downtown.

So, let's hope things work well.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:46 PM
 
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Dean just needs to stop putting ketchup on his ribs... problem solved.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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^^ I wouldn't call having to be put on a waiting list a sign of failure.

Most restaurants across the U.S. are struggling, which is why Kroger's profits are up.

Montgomery Inn being considered best restaurant in the downtown area is extremely subjective.

I would even venture to say that this is borderline in the East End. http://cincyimages.com/site/images/s...orhood_map.jpg

The city of Cincinnati also requested money from the stimulus package to cap FWW. This should help with the aesthetic feel of 2nd St. feeling disconnected from 3rd.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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This is totally not in line with recent posts about food Which I love, don't get me wrong. Just the thought of Montgomery Inn makes me happy! But, I just want to say that I am happy to see things going in around Oakley. I think the area is continually getting better. I know the Circuit City over there is going out of business, but I see that LA Fitness is going in next door (and all over Cincy apparently... 8 locations?!?!)

I am looking forward to see what else pops up in the Oakley area!
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Circut City went bankrupt and liquidated all of its assets
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