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  • News from Downtown 8.24.2020

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    August 27, 2020

    I have ordered more Honey Vinegar Pies from the Walnut Hills bakery O Pie O than I care to admit, and I am very excited that I can now pick up more sweet and savory treats at the newest location in Over-the-Rhine. Stop in during the grand opening tomorrow at the corner of 13th and Walnut streets in the historic Columbia Building. The shop offers a variety of fruit pies, savory hand pies, quiche, and pot pies, served by-the-slice or as a whole pie. A new feature at the OTR location will include a larger variety of baked goods, salads, and deli items prepared for grab-and-go orders, as well as craft foods from other local retailers. This location will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a special fire sale every Monday from 7 to 11 a.m. Stop by and grab a delicious pie for yourself or the whole family!

    As you may have noticed as you drive along Central Avenue, there’s a pretty big stadium under construction in the West End. If you want a sneak peek at the future home of FC Cincinnnati, the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC) is hosting an exclusive tour of the in-progress stadium on Wednesday, September 2 at 4:30 p.m. The tour will be led by project manager Turner Construction in an open-air setting, but face masks are required, and group size will be limited. Tickets are $25 for AFC members, and $50 for non-members. To purchase your tickets, click here.

    If the empty storefront at Hathaway Stamp & Identification on Main Street had you worried, do not despair – they just moved to a new downtown location. Offering a variety of custom stamps, engraving, signage, silk screening and other printing products, the business has moved to 304 East Eighth Street, the former Glaserworks office. The new storefront allows for products and services to be displayed on one spacious floor. Visit Hathaway while you’re in the neighborhood during business hours on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Mark your calendars for the reopening of Fausto at the CAC on September 7. After closing during the COVID-19 pandemic, brothers Tony and Austin Ferrari are ready to open the doors at their restaurant inside the Contemporary Arts Center once again. The restaurant will have a phased approach for the reopening, still serving local, healthy food through carry-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up service during the weekdays for the near future. The dining room will be open for private events for the time being. Welcome back, Ferrari brothers!

    Enjoy an art show celebrating local artists and makers while getting some exercise this weekend. Local arts nonprofit The Red Door Project and the Art Academy of Cincinnati are organizing an art show along the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new Art Climb staircase. Starting tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., begin your ascent from the bottom of the staircase at Gilbert Avenue and Eden Park Drive, and explore the gallery of locally made artwork that you can bid on through a silent auction. For more information about the event, click here.