Meet the City Council candidates at Findlay Market’s Biergarten

Starting this Sunday, August 16th candidates for Cincinnati City Council will be at Findlay Market’s Biergarten will restore the age-old tradition of gathering at Over-the-Rhine beer gardens for political discussion and debate.

Organizers say that council members, mayors and U.S. presidents gathered in Over-the-Rhine at one its many beer gardens in the 19th and early 20th centuries. “Today, the neighborhood is no longer the epicenter of political destinies that it once was, but it is at the core of numerous issues that impact the entire city.”

Both incumbent and non-incumbent candidates have been invited to answer questions and engage in conversation with the public about their plans for the City. Each candidate will be given 10 minutes to address the public.

The Findlay Market Biergarten opens at noon and will host the discussions from 1pm to 3pm on August 16th and 23rd. Guests will be able to choose from Christian Moerlein, Little Kings, Hudy Delight and Burger beer products.

Confirmed candidates for this Sunday, August 16 include:
Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, Laketa Cole, Tony Fischer, Greg Harris, Chris Monzell, Roxanne Qualls, Wendell Young, George Zamary

Confirmed candidates for next Sunday, August 23 include:
Darryl Cordrery II, Kevin Flynn, Nicholas Hollan, Amy Murray, Laure Quinlivan, Lamarque Ward, Bernadette Watson, Charles Winburn


Vote for Findlay Market to win $5,000

We as Cincinnatians must recognize just how lucky we are to have a place like Findlay Market to call our own. The cacophony of sounds, sights and smells on a Saturday morning make the area truly legendary.

Now, the market that enjoys such high esteem locally is getting some national recognition. They are in the top dozen nationally in an ongoing contest run by a site called Local Harvest (click on Findlay Market and proceed to vote).

Visitors to the site vote for their favorite market. Out of the 100 markets on the site, Findlay Market ranks 12th. Findlay Market provides some of the freshest locally grown produce, meats and cheeses, and we support our local economic community when we buy from them. And to top it off, the winning market will receive $5,000, so hurry and VOTE today!


This Week In Soapbox 7/21

This Week In Soapbox (TWIS) you can read about Dojo Gelato opening at Cincinnati’s historic Findlay Market, the new geothermal project in Alms Park, a new upscale sushi bar in downtown Cincinnati, locally designed and produced t-shirts meant to promote the Cincinnati Streetcar, and the newly formed Historic Midtown Merchants Association that has big plans for the area north of 7th Street and south of Central Parkway.

If you’re interested in staying in touch with some of the latest development news in Cincinnati please check out this week’s stories and sign up for the weekly E-Zine sent out by Soapbox Cincinnati. Also be sure to become a fan of Soapbox on Facebook!

TWIS 7/21:

  • Dojo Gelato brings Italian-style ice creams and sorbettos to historic Findlay Marketfull article
  • Mr. Sushi to open in Downtown’s thriving Backstage Districtfull article
  • Hillside Trust building at Alms Park now powered with geothermalfull article
  • New t-shirts meant to promote Cincinnati’s streetcar effortfull article
  • Historic Midtown Merchants Association looking to capitalize off nearby successesfull article

New urban farming project launches at Findlay Market

On Tuesday, July 7 Cincinnati will take its urban gardening/farm program to the next level when Findlay Market plays host to the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Cultivating Healthy Environments for Farmers (CHEF) project.

This Findlay Market pilot program aims to “recruit and train new urban growers.” According to Findlay Market, there are four families participating in the program, which began in April of this year, who will also be on hand for the event.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will start at 12:30pm and celebrate the establishment of these new urban farm plots located just south of the Market (1611-13 & 1626-28 Pleasant Street, between Green and Liberty streets) in historic Over-the-Rhine.

The CHEF project compliments the recently established Urban Gardening Pilot Program by the City of Cincinnati to establish community garden/farm plots throughout the city. Vice Mayor David Crowley will be on hand at this ceremony to speak about this particular project and the future of urban farming in Cincinnati.

Photo from Scott Beseler


This Week In Soapbox 5/23

This Week In Soapbox (TWIS) you can read about the massive projects moving forward with Interstate 75, the expanded farmers market offerings at Findlay Market, Coffee Emporium’s new roasting facility in OTR, a new marquee for the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Firehouse No. 9 that is LEED certified and the 2009 East Row Garden Walk in Newport.

If you’re interested in staying in touch with some of the latest development news in Cincinnati please check out this week’s stories and sign up for the weekly E-Zine sent out by Soapbox Cincinnati.

TWIS 6/23:

  • Massive Interstate 75 projects move forwardfull article
  • Findlay Market growing farmer’s market operationsfull article
  • Coffee Emporium bringing roasting facility to 12th & Walnutfull article
  • $100,000 capital grant will light up Know Theatre of Cincinnati with new marqueefull article
  • Going green at Cincinnati Firehouse No. 9full article
  • 2009 East Row Garden Walkfull article