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Mexican street food with an urban flair coming soon to Blue Ash’s Summit Park

Mexican street food with an urban flair coming soon to Blue Ash’s Summit Park

By on Mar 21, 2017 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

BLUE ASH, Ohio — Tahona Kitchen and Bar will soon make it “a walk in the park” to get street-style tacos, with the restaurant scheduled to open on March 28 at Summit Park in Blue Ash. Tahona will offer Mexican street food-inspired fare in a space that has “an urban feel, kind of industrial-meets-California fresh,” said Scott Schmidt, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and founder of Looking Glass Hospitality Group (LGHG), which owns the restaurant. A quirky coincidence brought Tahona to Summit Park, he said. “This site was a Post-it note on my realtor’s wall,” Schmidt said. “She was leasing spaces out for Summit Park.” Kathleen Norris, owner of Urban Fast Forward, remembers the moment well. “It was an oversized 5-inch-by-7-inch bright orange Post-it note with the word ‘tacos’ on it,” she said. When she told Schmidt she was looking for a Mexican restaurant concept, he replied, “I’ve got a Mexican concept.” Schmidt (Article by Grace Yek for WCPO Cincinnati, read the rest here....

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Jazz club/coffee bar coming to Walnut Hills

By on Mar 17, 2017 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

A Cincinnati jazz musician is turning his passion for music into a cafe, bar and venue in the heart of Walnut Hills. Brent Gallaher is a longtime jazz musician who cut his teeth at the Blue Wisp downtown. He hopes to open Caffe Vivace this fall with his wife, Vanessa, in 1,700 square feet at 975 E. McMillan St. on the ground floor of the Trevarren Flats development. Caffee Vivace is going to be a coffee shop by day and a jazz lounge by night. It will serve coffee and espresso drinks from Carabello Coffee and have a full liquor license. This is an excerpt from the Cincinnati Business Courier, read the rest...

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A prime development site in Walnut Hills is being marketed for sale.

A prime development site in Walnut Hills is being marketed for sale.

By on Jan 11, 2017 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

Urban Fast Forward, a consulting and real estate firm specializing in urban real estate, development and retail district revitalization, is listing more than 1.7 acres of properties at the intersection of Gilbert and Lincoln avenues. Kathleen Norris, managing principal of Urban Fast Forward, is marketing the site as a development opportunity at a list price of $1.65 million. “This is one of the best opportunities we’re going to see in the market this year,” Norris told me. … Norris said she believes the best use of the property would be a mixed-use development with a strong residential component. (Article by Tom Demeropolis for The Cincinnati Business Courier, read the rest...

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Tarantino-inspired video store concept coming to Walnut Hills

Tarantino-inspired video store concept coming to Walnut Hills

By on Jul 17, 2016 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

The team at The Overlook Lodge is bringing its second concept, The Video Archive, to Walnut Hills. Jacob Trevino, along with co-owners Otto Baum and Katie Fraser, are aiming for a fall opening. “We’ve always loved cinema, and with everything we’ve done it’s always about the experience of movies,” Trevino says. The Video Archive will be a Quentin Tarantino-inspired 100-square-foot video store featuring Grind-house, Indie and cult classic videos for rent and purchase. Like Gorilla Cinema and The Overlook Lodge, this concept will have its surprises too. This is an excerpt from Soapbox Media, read the rest...

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Affordable housing and new retail coming to College Hill

Affordable housing and new retail coming to College Hill

By on Jul 17, 2016 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation (CHCURC) broke ground on a new mixed-use development on July 11. The $11.1 million project, Marlowe Court, is located between Elkton Place and Marlowe Avenue along the 6000 block of Hamilton Avenue. The new development will add 3,700 square feet of street-level retail space and 53 units of affordable senior housing to College Hill’s business district. Project partner Episcopal Retirement Services is managing the recruitment of residential tenants, all of whom will be seniors ages 55 and older. Once the building is complete, ERS will also take the lead on ongoing property management. Local consulting and real estate firm Urban Fast Forward is charged with securing ground-level business tenants. Urban Fast Forward is currently conducting a market feasibility study with community input. Read the rest of this article at Soapbox...

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$10M Walnut Hills development ready to open

$10M Walnut Hills development ready to open

By on Jan 17, 2016 in #WeHavetheBestClients, In the News

Just Q’in Barbeque Catering will open a restaurant at Trevarren this spring. Wright said Just Q’in makes sense for the site because it’s a restaurant category that’s in short supply in the region. More tenants are being sought for other retail spaces and Urban Fast Forward is identifying tenants for other available spaces. Learning from what’s happened with development in Over-the-Rhine, Urban Fast Forward principal Kathleen Norris said food and drink establishments can serve as a viable anchor for new developments and can bring traffic to the neighborhood. “We’re working on a neighborhood bar and we’d like to have another restaurant, maybe some retail,” Norris said. Read the rest of this article at...

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