Event: Findlay to the People Storytelling Series

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
For more than 160 years, Findlay Market has been a place for community interaction and education in Cincinnati.   

Harvesting a History: Findlay Market Storytelling

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In an effort to celebrate Findlay Market and the stories it has inspired, Karen Kahle, director of communications and programs for the Corporation of Findlay Market, has started a new cultural event.   

Toast of the Town

Blue Oven Bakery adopts the nation’s latest food trend: artisanal toast

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The most versatile, and arguably most popular, of new food trends is something that has been gracing American plates for decades, even centuries: humble toast. Gluten is now the new gluten-free.  

Dirt: A Modern Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Farmers markets are always the best place to shop for the freshest local produce, meats, dairy, flowers and goods in general, and Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market — Ohio’s oldest surviving municipal market house — is certainly one of the finest.  

Mini Cine

C. Jacqueline Wood’s temporary microcinema looks for permanent impact

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
C. Jacqueline Wood is trying to address one of the glaring weaknesses in Cincinnati’s cultural offerings — the lack of non-profit venues whose ongoing programming takes film seriously as art.   

Local Musicians Unite for Paralyzed Friend

Plus, news on The Fairmount Girls, Blue Wisp Big Band, Dallas Moore and more

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Friends unite for a benefit concert to help Brett Walls, who is suffering from a rare condition called "Locked-In Syndrome." Plus, The Fairmount Girls put on a "retrospective" show, the Blue Wisp Big Band moves to the Pirate's Den, Dallas Moore releases his latest album and Findlay Market celebrates Mardi Gras.  

Urbana Café: Italian Espresso from a Vintage Vespa

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Noguera, who is of Italian descent, now sells espresso from the back of a vintage Vespa utility motorcycle under the moniker Urbana Café.   

Developer Looks to Reshape Area Around Findlay Market

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 9, 2014
One of Cincinnati’s biggest developers has plans to remake an entire block of Race Street near Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.   
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Cincinnati Developer Looks to Reshape Area Around Findlay Market

Proposed development would create 90,000 square feet of office and commercial space

One of Cincinnati’s biggest developers has plans to reshape an entire block of Race Street near Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine. Model Group, which is based in Walnut Hills, has put in an application with Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation to develop city-owned properties on the 1800 block of Race Street. In addition, the developer has recently purchased a number of other properties on the block. The grand vision: more than 50,000 square feet of commercial space and 40,000 square feet of office space in the area just east of the historic market. “We want it to feel like an extension of the market,” said Model Group COO Bobby Maly Sept. 5. But don’t call it Findlay Market II. “We’re not trying to be the market," he said.The deal isn’t finalized yet, however. Model will still need approval from 3CDC and the city. On June 25, City Council approved 3CDC's request to be preferred developer of the area around the market. The non-profit development group is currently taking applications from developers who want in on the action in the rapidly changing neighborhood and advising the city about which projects should get the go-ahead. Except for a couple businesses such as Rhinegeist brewery, the area of OTR north of Liberty Street is still mostly untouched by redevelopment. 3CDC’s request that the city make it preferred developer in the area caused controversy. Critics, including Over-the-Rhine Community Council President Ryan Messer, say the group has too much power and shouldn’t be allowed to call the shots entirely in OTR. 3CDC has led the drive to reshape the part of the neighborhood south of Liberty Street, including the renovation of Washington Park, the enormous Mercer Commons project and a bevy of smaller retail, dining and residential spaces, especially along Vine Street. But Messer and others say smaller developers could move quicker than 3CDC, which has banked a number of buildings, shoring them up just enough to save them and then boarding them up. He has also expressed concerns that the development group isn’t serving the interests of everyone in the neighborhood and hasn’t paid close enough attention to the need for things like affordable housing there. “A common thread in the neighborhood is the expressed desire to protect and expand our cultural diversity and this, in part, can be done by paying close attention to providing affordable housing options in both the rental and the purchase markets,” Messer said in a June 18 letter to the city asking it to not grant 3CDC preferred developer status. While Model Group has played a relatively smaller role in OTR than the nonprofit 3CDC, it has also been very active in the area, especially in the Pendleton District to the east. Model has been working on Pendleton Square, a $26 million residential development just north of the Horseshoe Casino. That project could create about 40 new market-rate residential units and more than 10,000 square feet of retail space in the neighborhood, which is also experiencing a surge in redevelopment efforts.

Pura Vida PopUP Taqueria (Profile)

Jose Navales keeps it simple at Findlay Market's new culturally inspired pop-up taqueria

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
If passion has a flavor, Jose Navales cooks some damn tasty food. Navales has the fervor that comes with being a convert — someone who has seen the light. He used to work for a restaurant supplier...Now, he’s authentic to the bone.