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Update: Status of food trucks to restaurants

Local food truck owners are in the process of opening brick-and-mortar restaurants in Newtown, Northside, Over-the-Rhine and Pleasant Ridge.

What's on Tap: When the next round of craft breweries will open their doors

Wondering when that new brewery will be opening? We've got updates on those breweries that are closing in on the pouring of their first pint.

ArtWorks adding 23 more murals to Cincinnati this summer

ArtWorks staff and youth apprentices will work on 23 mural projects around Great Cincinnati this summer, and a kickoff event is scheduled for June 20 on Pleasant Street in OTR.

Cincinnati Public Schools announcement puts Vision 2020 plans into motion

Seven Cincinnati Public Schools are getting updated curriculum in time for next school year, the first changes in the district's five-year Vision 2020 plan.

Six local projects awarded $275,900 in Duke Energy Urban Revitalization grants

The Duke Energy Urban Revitalization grant program has awarded $1.3 million since its inception in 2011 and announced six more local projects will receive $275,900 in grant money to help eliminate blight, create jobs and increase business retention and expansion.

New deli in Pleasant Ridge will bring the retro vibe, starting with Dec. 20 preview event

Grand Central Delicatessen will open in February 2016 in Pleasant Ridge next door to the Overlook Lodge, offering an Art Deco vibe and piled high sandwiches you tend to find only in NYC.

Overlook Lodge to add to business rejuvenation in Pleasant Ridge

Jacob Trevino has years of experience at Cincinnati bars and is one of the masterminds behind Gorilla Cinema, and he's planning to open Overlook Lodge in Pleasant Ridge by the end of October.

Several local food truck owners taking next step and opening storefronts

A number of Cincinnati food truck owners are expanding their businesses by opening brick-and-mortar storefronts around the city.

Cincinnati Development Fund adds nonprofit loan program to redevelopment efforts

The Cincinnati Development Fund recently unveiled its nonprofit facilities and equipment loan program, which is designed to help nonprofits obtain affordable long-term loans in order to renovate, maintain and improve existing facilities.

Formerly blighted corner is harbinger of Pleasant Ridge redevelopment

Pleasant Ridge’s signature property at the corner of Montgomery and Ridge roads is in the midst of a $2 million redevelopment that will be home to Cincinnati’s newest brewery and other "destination businesses" that add to the neighborhood’s entertainment district.

Nine Giant to expand local craft beer growth into Pleasant Ridge

Brothers-in-law Michael Albarella and Brandon Hughes are working to open Nine Giant Brewing, Cincinnati's latest craft beer outpost, this summer in Pleasant Ridge.

New movie theater concept to offer classics and cocktails

Jacob Trevino of Japp's has been to movie theaters that serve beer, but he wants to improve upon that idea. His venture, Gorilla Cinema, will feature food and beverages that tie in with the movies being shown.

Nourish Yourself offers healthy, home-cooked meals to busy clients

After a 15-year career with P&G, Cherylanne Skolnicki became a certified health coach and started teaching people how to eat better. In January 2011, she started Nourish Yourself, a service that will cook dinner for you.

Neighborhood Asset Mapping tool focuses on neighborhoods' strengths

The Community Building Institute recently partnered with Xavier University and the United Way to develop and launch the Neighborhood Asset Mapping tool as a resource for all 52 Cincinnati neighborhoods.

New online tool aims to keep Cincinnati residents engaged in their neighborhoods

On July 24, the City of Cincinnati adopted Nextdoor, a free, private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. The goal is to improve community engagement between the City and its residents, and foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
 
Each of Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods will have its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, which is accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. City administrations and several city departments will also use Nextdoor to share important news, services, programs, free events and emergency notifications to residents, but they won’t be able to see who is registered to use the site or the conversations among residents.
 
Founded in 2010 in San Francisco, Nextdoor’s mission is to bring back a sense of community to the neighborhood. The site was tested in 175 neighborhoods across the country, and results showed that neighborhoods had some of the same issues, plus a variety of different issues.
 
“We all remember what our neighborhood experience was like as kids, when everyone knew each other, looked out for one another and stayed in the community longer," says Sarah Leary, co-founder of Nextdoor. “We want to invoke that nostalgia for neighborhoods.”
 
To date, Nextdoor is being used by about 17,000 neighborhoods across the country. In June, Nextdoor partnered with New York City and Mayor Bloomberg to communicate with the city’s 8.3 million residents. The site plans to roll out in other major cities like Cincinnati over the course of the next several months.
 
Nextdoor also recently released its iPhone app. “We’re really putting the lifeline of the neighborhood into the palm of the residents’ hands,” says Leary. “The common thread is an interest in using technology to make connections with neighbors. But it doesn’t stop there—once people have an easy way to communicate, they’re more likely to get together in the real world.”
 
You can sign up for Nextdoor on its website, or download the app in the App Store.
 
By Caitlin Koenig
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