The Over-the-Rhine economy continues to boom, with new street-level businesses opening every week. Entities like 3CDC
, The Model Group
, Urban Sites
and Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
have helped spur much of the residential development in the neighborhood, and the influx of residents has led to a demand for more retail and eateries.
A number of new storefronts have opened recently, with several restaurants coming on-line soon to add to the area’s eclectic and diverse options. Here's a quick roundup:
, 1407 Vine St.
DAAP grad Erica Leighton-Spradlin opened Continuum
on May 8. She curates home décor, gifts and women’s clothing items that are designed by local artists.
Elm & Iron
, 1326 Vine St.
Columbus-based Elm & Iron
opened its first Cincinnati location on May 13. The store sells a mix of new and vintage industrial home décor pieces and accessories.
, 1232 Vine St.
's sister store Idlewild Woman
opened on May 16. The shop features clothing and one-of-a-kind home accessories exclusively for women.
Kit and Ace
, 1405 Vine St.
Created by the family of Lululemon Athletica
’s founder, Kit and Ace
focuses on luxury clothing. The OTR store will be the company’s third U.S. location, with the others in NYC and San Francisco. It's expected to open June 5.
, 15 W. 14th St.
The overall concept and opening date are still under wraps for this tiny bar from the 4EG
folks, but keep a tab on its Facebook page
, 1331 Walnut St.
Stepping into 16-Bit Bar+Arcade
promises to be like a blast from the past, with arcade games, music and drinks straight out of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Work at the site is ongoing, and owner Troy Allen is shooting for an early summer opening.
, 1429 Walnut St.
An as-yet-to-be-announced restaurant concept from the owners of Cheapside Café
and The Rookwood