3CDC Launches Campaign to Encourage Public to Re-Discover Downtown

Posted on May 24, 2021 by jrudemiller

Campaign Aims to Welcome Folks Back to Urban Core, Highlight What is New

CINCINNATI (May 24, 2021) – Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is inviting people from all over the Greater Cincinnati region to Re-Discover Downtown Cincinnati this summer. The organization is rolling out an eight-week marketing campaign to remind Cincinnati residents and visitors of everything happening Downtown, as well as shine a spotlight on all the exciting improvements the urban core has experienced the past year.

Warmer weather is here, businesses have reopened, and much of the population has received the COVID-19 vaccine, so the organization – and several of its partners – felt it was the perfect time to remind residents and visitors alike that Downtown is a vibrant place to spend their free time. The campaign not only intends to encourage folks to revisit the places they love, but also aims to share the many physical amenities the urban core has added while people were away.

While Downtown Cincinnati has always had great restaurants, plenty of fun activities both indoors and out, and an abundance of theater performances, in the past year, several projects have been completed that have truly elevated Cincinnati’s urban core.

Individuals who have not been Downtown for the past year will return to a center city that has made many significant improvements, including but not limited to:

  • FC Cincinnati’s new home, TQL Stadium
  • The new Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) at The Banks, which allows patrons to have open containers outside within the confines of the DORA border.
  • The new Cincy Streateries, a combination of wooden parklets, sidewalk bump-outs, and partial road closures that provide permanent outdoor dining to nearly 70 restaurants and bars.
  • The Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center at The Banks, which is nearly complete and will begin hosting concerts in August.
  • The revitalized Court Street Plaza, an outdoor pedestrian promenade on Court Street between Vine and Walnut streets slated to re-open June 12. It will feature outdoor seating, a festival-style street for events and artwork from local artists.

These physical enhancements will be highlighted in a series of videos that will also feature other aspects of Downtown that make it a great place to live and spend time, including free events at the City’s many outstanding civic spaces, fantastic restaurants and retail shops and the impressive entrepreneurs that own them, the amazing arts institutions in the urban core, and the plethora of incredible living options available in the city.

Individuals can visit www.downtowncincinnati.com/rediscover to learn more about the campaign, which is a partnership between 3CDC, North American Properties, Rookwood Properties, Towne Properties, The Model Group, Urban Sites, and Flaherty & Collins Properties.

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