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Casey Coston

Soapbox columnist Casey Coston, a former corporate bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, is now involved in real estate development and construction in and around Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton as Vice President at Urban Expansion. He's also a civic activist and founder of a number of local groups, including the Urban Basin Bicycle Club, the Cincinnati Stolen Bike Network, the World Famous OTR Ping Pong League and LosantiTours: An Urban Exploration Company.

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Soapdish: 100 columns and a look back at Cincy's diminishing self-esteem problem

In this 100th installment, Soapdish columnist Casey Coston reflects on what’s changed — and what remains “same ol’ Cincinnati” — in our fair city throughout his nine-year tenure.


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Soapdish: What time-traveling neckties have to do with Cincinnati's cultural legacy

Two Tudor Revival-style buildings on McMillan Avenue were once home to a watchmaker and clothier. They remain as tributes to Cincinnati's rich "maker" tradition, as well as examples of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

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Soapdish: Meet the modern "pioneers" of OTR's Wade Street

Pat McCafferty and Vada Hill are two urban pioneers whose newly renovated houses on OTR's once-embattled Wade Street are anchoring a wave of development bookended by institutions of public service.

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Soapdish: Record Store Day signals hipster death while Cincy vinyl tradition lives on

Soapdish columnist Casey Coston explores Cincinnati's vinyl-making tradition through the eyes of venerated local practitioners who, along with much of the rest of the world, owe a debt of gratitude to the legendary musical pioneers at King Records.

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Soapdish: Revisiting 1313 Vine, from beer hall to night club to entrepreneur hub and beyond

In an example of adaptive reuse at its most challenging, 1313 Vine has played host to a number of entertainment venues over its 170-year history. Now home to Cintrifuse’s Union Hall, the building’s still intact lagering cellars foretell a future that echoes Cincinnati’s fun-loving past.

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