• News from Downtown week of 07.27.2020

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    July 31, 2020

    Even with the ongoing health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and cultural organizations continue to offer fun ways to enjoy Downtown Cincinnati, with museums, tours, and other attractions.

    The new luxury Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection is now open, offering a year-round rooftop venue with views of the park and the riverfront. The new restaurant in the hotel, Subito, provides an Italian fine dining experience. In September, a new boutique hotel, Kinley, will open at 37 West Seventh Street, featuring a large-scale mural and décor from local artists and crafters. The Kinley will also be home to the new restaurant, Khora, listed as one of the 2020s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings by Vogue Magazine.

    Arts and culture tours are a great way to explore Downtown Cincinnati while remaining socially distant. Riverside Food Tours offers several food-themed tours throughout the urban core, including the Ethnic Eats in Over the Rhine Food Tour and Best Bites and Sites Food and Culture Tour. If you’re wanting to see local artwork in the outdoors, ArtWorks has relaunched is Mural Tours program throughout downtown, which can be booked as either a private or group tour, led by ArtWorks volunteers, mural painters and staff members. To make a reservation for a mural tour, click here.

    For a spooky tour experience, American Legacy Tours is offering a haunted tour of the historic Emery Theater in Over-the-Rhine. This special tour will only be offered on two dates: Saturday, September 19 and Friday, October 30, at 9 p.m. To make a reservation, click here.  

    The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is partnering with Hoxworth Blood Center to help address vital needs during the pandemic. Volunteer to donate blood and save a life during the Hoxworth Blood Center Summer Blood Drive Tour. The Downtown Main Library will host the Hoxworth Donor Van Monday, August 3, from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the 9th Street side of the library. To make an appointment, click here.