Tarantino-inspired video store concept coming to Walnut Hills


The team at The Overlook Lodge is bringing its second concept, The Video Archive, to Walnut Hills. Jacob Trevino, along with co-owners Otto Baum and Katie Fraser, are aiming for a fall opening.
 
“We’ve always loved cinema, and with everything we’ve done it’s always about the experience of movies,” Trevino says.
 
The Video Archive will be a Quentin Tarantino-inspired 100-square-foot video store featuring Grind-house, Indie and cult classic videos for rent and purchase. Like Gorilla Cinema and The Overlook Lodge, this concept will have its surprises too.
 
“Tarantino is the ultimate lover of cinema, and we thought it would be a cool idea to incorporate him into our idea,” Trevino says. “The Video Archive is the full circle representation of everything we’ve done over the past two years.”
 
The 1,500-square-foot space, which will be located at 965 E. McMillan St., is being redeveloped by Model Group and Urban Fast Forward.
 
“Model Group was looking for something like us for the space, and when we pitched them our ‘interesting’ idea they jumped all over it,” Trevino says.
 
The Video Archive will add to the energy in Walnut Hills’ business district, joining the likes of Firehouse Pizza, Gomez Salsa, The Growler House, Just Q’in and Myrtle’s Punch House.
 
“We’re very excited for this next idea and hope it really surprises Walnut Hills and Cincinnati in general,” Trevino says.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor 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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