This Week In Soapbox – 1/19

This Week in Soapbox UrbanCincy has the following seven stories that you must check out. Read about OTR’s newest restaurant, the Merc’s renovated Downtown digs, Metro’s new articulated buses, a possible new entertainment venue Downtown, and $24M for neighborhood stabilization efforts. Also be sure to check out Sean Rhiney’s 10 things to look for in 2010 feature story, and Virginia Baker’s Cincinnati tour guide.

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TWIS 1/19/10:

  • Senate to open in Over-the-Rhine’s Gateway Quarter this Februaryfull article
  • Historic Mercantile Library reopens after refreshing restorationfull article
  • Metro adds capacity to heaviest traveled corridors with new articulated busesfull article
  • Lawyers Title Building looking to sing a new tunefull article
  • Regional consortium lands $24M to clean up neighborhoodsfull article
  • 10 Things to Watch in 2010 (feature story)full article
  • My Ten Year Old Tour Guide (feature story)full article

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.