Graeter's coming to Over-the-Rhine

Construction began this week on Graeter’s newest location at 1401 Vine St. in Over-the-Rhine. It will be the smallest Graeter’s location in 100 years, with just 1,000 square feet.
 
The store will focus on ice cream and coffee, but will not carry as many baked goods and candy as its other locations. The new store will sell a small assortment of fine candies.
 
Graeter’s is currently working with Cincinnati-based Bruce Robinson Design Group to refresh its look. The Vine Street location will feature the new look, including an updated menu board, seating, tables and lights.
 
On the inside, the new Graeter’s will look like the former OTR location did in the 1900s.
 
Walnut Hills-based HGC Construction is building out the space. They have completed 202 residential units and 43 commercial spaces in OTR.
 
The plan is to have the store open before the holidays. It will employ about a dozen people.
 
By Caitlin Koenig
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