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Vacant retail spaces at The Banks filling up with new tenants

The Banks has seen a number of businesses exit the downtown riverfront development over the past year, including Johnny Rockets and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. But even with these businesses leaving, the district is continuing to welcome new residents as well as new retail and restaurant tenants.
Two businesses — BurgerFi and Tervis — will open later this year in the former Wine Guy space, which totals about 4,500 square feet. The space will be renovated and divided between the two businesses.
BurgerFi, a Fort Lauderdale-based chain, will occupy 3,500 square feet and offer a menu that includes Angus burgers, fries, frozen custard, hot dogs and craft beer.
Founded in 1946, Tervis will open its 42nd national location at The Banks in a 1,000-square-foot space. The insulated drinkware manufacturer will offer a variety of drinkware designs at its second Ohio location.
4EG — owners/operators of Cincinnati bar favorites like Keystone Bar & Grill, Lachey’s, The Lackman, Low Spark and The Righteous Room — plans to open a new bar in the former Johnny Rockets space. The Stretch is scheduled to open this summer and will welcome local and national DJs as well as serve drinks at its full bar.

Read more articles by Caitlin Koenig.

Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She edits the Development News section for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.
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