35 center city businesses extending business hours with "Lite the Nite"

Thirty-five businesses throughout Downtown and Over-the-Rhine will be extending their dining and shopping hours, and offering some special promotions as part of the first “Lite the Nite” retail event that is meant to highlight the diverse collection of shops, restaurants and services located throughout Cincinnati’s center city.

The Cincinnati Historic Midtown Merchants Association teamed up with Mayor Mallory on this effort that will bring extended hours to the participating stores on Friday, September 25. The “Lite the Nite” event will going on during the same time as Midpoint Music Festival so there should be tons of live music and festivities sprinkled all over Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. MPMF runs through this Saturday, September 26.

All stores will be open until 9pm or later, with many staying open late into the night. View a full map of the participating stores below with their extended hours and locations.

View “Lite the Nite” in a larger map

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.