10 Fabulous Local Hotels With Excellent Restaurants to Match
Tuesday, September 8 2020, 12:00PM EDT
Posted by Cincinnati Refined
PLACE: Overlook Kitchen + Bar at The Summit Hotel / ADDRESS: 5345 Medpace Way (Oakley) / Overlook Kitchen + Bar can be found on the fourth floor of The Summit, offering fresh and local cuisine for lunch and dinner as well as cocktails. The outdoor patio offers seating with scenic views.
Madisonville's Bad Tom Smith Brewing Releases Black Is Beautiful Stout Collab In Support of Racial Equality
Tuesday, September 1 2020, 3:00PM EDT
Posted by CityBeat Staff
Bad Tom's iteration of the Black Is Beautiful beer is a roasted chocolate stout brewed with African Queen hops that comes in at 69 IBUs with a 6% ABV.
Madisonville's Bad Tom Smith Brewing has joined craft breweries across the nation in releasing a special Black Is Beautiful collaboration beer.
San Antonio, Texas' Weathered Souls Brewing Co. launched the initiative earlier this year to foster inclusion and raise awareness of social and racial injustice through collaboration with other U.S. craft breweries.
The brewery shared their base imperial stout recipe and encouraged brewers across the country to give it their own unique spin. They also provided free Black Is Beautiful label artwork, with space for individual logos.
“I’m a Black business owner and someone who has experienced police abuse,” Weathered Souls founder and head brewer Marcus Baskerville told CityBeat's sister paper, the San Antonio Current. “This experience happened in my early 20s, but that stuff lingers with you. Interactions with law enforcement change after an experience like that.”
Madisonville's Fleurish Grounds Garage-Turned-Plant Shop Is Getting a Brick-and-Mortar Storefront
Friday, August 14 2020, 3:00PM EDT
Posted by Olive Collins Niesz CityBeat
After zoning issues threatened to shut down Christine Funke's Madisonville garage-based plant shop, the city helped her find a permanent storefront, which should be open this September
The Fleurish Grounds brick and mortar plant shop in Madisonville might be one of the best things to have grown out of COVID-19 for owner Christine Funke.
When the wedding photographer found herself out of work and stuck at home this spring, she began putting her time and energy into her houseplants and realized, “I’m sure if I’m redecorating my house right now, everyone else is doing it, too,” she says.
With this thought, Funke took to Instagram and began to take her collection of potted plants to the next level, selling them — social distantly — out of her home.
As COVID restrictions lifted and she saw a need for people to get out and shop around, Funke flipped her garage into a bright and clean pop-up storefront where customers could come browse and purchase the plants in person. “I said, ‘It’s literally just my garage and if you don’t think it’s weird, then come on by,’ and people really like it!”
Here's how Madisonville will be reshaped in the coming years
Liz Engel | WCPO contributor
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CINCINNATI -- The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority is showing its support for two new developments in Madisonville and will issue up to $120 million in bonds to help get them off the ground.
The GCRA, otherwise known as the port authority, will help finance an expansion at Medpace. It will also back the Madison and Whetsel redevelopment project, a project in the neighborhood's business district -- and one that's been decades in the making -- that could add more than 100 apartments for middle- to low-income residents.
The Summit Hotel in Madisonville opened to the public on April 17. The Wyndham-owned hotel reused a building that was once the NuTone door chime factory and later Medpace's rainbow parking garage. The space is full of art, modern architectural flourishes, including the round concrete pillars from the original building, a soaring atrium, and lots of room for meetings and conferences.