Nostalgia Wine Lounge brings jazz scene back to OTR

Posted on October 23, 2019 by kdriscoll

CINCINNATI (October 23, 2019) – Entrepreneur Tammie Scott wants Cincinnatians to be nostalgic for a time when the sound of live jazz music filled the streets of Over-the-Rhine and the West End.

Scott has signed a lease with the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) to open Nostalgia Wine Lounge in the heart of the OTR neighborhood next year. The lounge is expected to open in a 1,650-square-foot space at 1432 Vine St. in Spring 2020. Build-out on the street-level space, part of 3CDC’s Behlen project, is set to begin in November.

Scott, a Cincinnati native, lived in Washington D.C. for seven years and fell in love with the nightclubs there that featured talented musicians in intimate settings. Now, she wants to bring that experience back to the Queen City.

“It’s going to be an intimate space with great live music where you can enjoy wine culture without any pretentiousness,” Scott said.

Inspired by the Cincinnati jazz scene of the 1950s and 60s, Nostalgia will make customers wistfully imagine the days when jazz legends Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey thrilled crowds at the fabled Cotton Club within the Sterling Hotel.

The lounge will have a full bar and locally sourced small bites. While the wine selection will be varied, Scott said she will focus on featuring wines made by minorities and women. Nostalgia is expected to be open from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 2 p.m. to 1 a.m.  on weekends.

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About 3CDC

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is a private, non-profit full-service real estate developer with a mission and strategic focus to strengthen the core assets of Downtown Cincinnati in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community. Its work is specifically focused on revitalizing and connecting the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine. For more information, visit