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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Aaron Sharpe of WNKU

Many listeners are still reeling from the recent news that WNKU will soon be no more. But longtime fixture Aaron Sharpe has weathered the blow and is moving on with a new project to celebrate his love of music, food and life in Cincinnati.

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Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts

Nutritionist and Pleasant Ridge resident Lisa Andrews believes no one should go to bed hungry. With help from People’s Liberty and local residents, she’s following through on her vision to install free “little pantries” across the city.

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Neighborhoods across Cincinnati take steps (and pedal) toward post-automotive future

Much of Greater Cincinnati's infrastructure was built before cars became the preferred mode of transportation. Now, with help from elected officials, groups of cycling and walking enthusiasts are making a concerted move back to a pedestrian-friendly reality.

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Lobster bar, distillery and others breathe new life into Court Street

Home in recent years to a sparse handful of solid lunch spots, Court Street is now in the midst of a flurry of new activity that could grow its potential as a main commercial artery between the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine.

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Oh, the places you'll go: Shops and events spring up along Cincy streetcar line

From The Banks to the Brewery District and everywhere in between: Soapbox's must-see streetcar roundup features a growing list of cool eateries, beloved Cincinnati icons, shop local spots and much more.

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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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Who says print is dead? Literary culture alive and well in Cincy bookstores

Greater Cincinnati celebrates its long history as home to a wealth of independent bookstores, each occupying a special place in the hearts of readers across the region.

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Is Cincinnati's longtime struggle with downtown retail finally ending?

Discerning professionals are returning to the urban core in droves, bringing a clear demand for the charm and ambient luxury of downtown retail. Organizers hope it’s enough to support a comeback in the age of online shopping.

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OTR's Play Library offers toys and games on loan, helps Cincy settle into global sharing economy

In the so-called "sharing economy," everything from cars to clothes and kayaks are available to rent or borrow. OTR's new Play Library applies the concept to toys and games, with side effects that include more fun, less waste and a closer-knit community.

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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Elias Leisring

Local food innovator Elias Leisring, of the popular Eli's BBQ, shares his thoughts on local entrepreneurship for a new series designed to showcase the individuals who are moving Greater Cincinnati forward.

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148-year-old Art Academy reflects on building a Cincinnati where art grads want to stay

For decades, a "boomerang" effect saw creative talent returning to Cincinnati, but only after achieving success elsewhere. Now that paradigm is shifting, thanks to partnerships forged by one of our most respected institutions, the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

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Findlay Market partners help entrepreneurs forge community through food

With its rentable kitchen and storage spaces, public events and passion for entrepreneurship, Findlay Kitchen and Dirt produce market are leading the charge for food innovation in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati breweries join forces to build community through charitable giving

Cincinnati's craft brewery scene is keeping pace with the explosive national trend, but collaboration, community building and collective generosity might be what set our beer brands apart from other cities.

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Greater Cincinnati mines tech resources to become next "smart city"

Experts from Cincinnati Bell, local universities, governmental agencies and companies like Newport-based Nexigen are working together to make smart technology an integral part of residential-consumer life in Greater Cincinnati.

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Beyond the coffee shop: Cincy co-working scene diversifies to meet growing demand

With a growing workforce percentage shifting to freelance and contract bases, cities across the country are creating diverse co-working spots to meet the demand. How do Cincinnati's offerings stack up?
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