News Releases

First Financial, 3CDC, DCI Provide Relief to Damaged Downtown Businesses

June 25, 2020

Organizations Commit $50,000 to Offset Costs to Repair 40 Storefronts CINCINNATI (June 25, 2020) – First Financial Bank, Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC), and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) have teamed up to cover the costs of damage to 40 storefronts in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine that resulted from the civil unrest that occurred in […]

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Statement of Support for OTR Businesses

June 24, 2020

Over-the-Rhine’s small businesses have been dealing with overwhelming uncertainty and pressure since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a necessary months-long closure, businesses have started reopening over the past month, doing so in a safe, socially distant manner that puts the health of both customers and employees above all else. Our small businesses have […]

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Represent Initiative Secures Funding to Hire Full-Time Program Director

June 18, 2020

Individual Will Oversee Efforts to Increase Number of Black-owned Businesses in OTR  CINCINNATI (June 18, 2020) – The Represent initiative, whose goal is to connect more minority-owned businesses with brick-and-mortar spaces in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood to better reflect the population of the City of Cincinnati, is officially looking for a Program Director to lead the […]

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New event promotes Downtown women-owned businesses

December 10, 2019

Women on Main highlights variety of businesses in heart of Cincinnati CINCINNATI (December 9, 2019) – A new business group is hosting an interactive event that promotes many of the women-owned businesses that help add to the vibrancy of Downtown Cincinnati. Women on Main’s Wednesday Walk connects consumers with 13 businesses along a two-block stretch […]

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Work on 4th & Race Development Set to Resume Today

December 3, 2019

Crews to Restart Work on Mixed-Use Development in Areas Deemed Stable CINCINNATI (December 3, 2019) – Work on the 4th & Race mixed-use development is set to resume today, eight days after a portion of the building collapsed during a concrete pour on the Seventh Floor, which fell into the Sixth Floor. The project – […]

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Hutch Baby opens permanent space on Vine Street

November 27, 2019

CINCINNATI (November 27, 2019) – Hutch Baby, an upscale, fun and vibrant children’s clothing store, will open its permanent space at 1209 Vine Street on Friday, November 29. The clothing store will celebrate the grand opening of its new space with special Black Friday details, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, snacks, and drinks. The fun starts at […]

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4th & Race Development Suffers Partial Collapse

November 25, 2019

Portion of Seventh Floor Fell into Sixth Floor During Concrete Pour CINCINNATI (November 25, 2019) – A portion of the 4th & Race mixed-use development collapsed earlier today. The project is a partnership between Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) and Indianapolis-based developer Flaherty & Collins, and will consist of a 584-space above-grade parking garage, […]

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3CDC and DCI Provide Free Streetcar Rides This Holiday Season

November 19, 2019

CINCINNATI (November 19, 2019) – Celebrating the holiday season in the Queen City just became easier with free rides on the Cincinnati Bell Connector on Saturdays starting November 30 and running through December 21. The free streetcar rides are made possible thanks to a donation from Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) and the Cincinnati Center City […]

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New, innovative Queen City Card launches this week

November 13, 2019

CINCINNATI (November 12, 2019) – Downtown Cincinnati Inc. (DCI) and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) are excited to launch the new, all-digital Queen City Card, which will replace the current Downtown Cincinnati Gift Card Program that has been in use since 2007. The Queen City Card, available for purchase online at, is […]

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O Pie O to open second location in OTR

October 31, 2019

CINCINNATI (October 31, 2019) – O Pie O, a bakery that serves handcrafted sweet and savory pies, will open a second location in Over-the-Rhine. O Pie O has leased an 895-square-foot space at 32 E. 13th Street from the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC). Build out on the space has not started yet, but […]

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