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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: 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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Soapdish: Fanny Trollope and the domestic manners of Cincinnatians

In the afterglow of the Cincinnati sister march, Soapdish columnist Casey Coston muses on ladies of note throughout history and one in particular: Mrs. Frances Trollope, whose impressions of Porkopolis were less than celebratory.
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