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News from Downtown - 08.12.21

The weather looks great on Saturday to participate in a race around the riverfront, and for a great cause. The Cincinnati Cyclones annual run, which is typically held during the winter months, has been renamed the Unfrozen 5k/10k, which will follow a route along the banks of the Ohio River and underneath Second Street, beginning at 8 a.m. Participants will receive a t-shirt, a finisher medal, and a Cincinnati Cyclones ticket voucher redeemable at any 2021-2022 regular season home game. If you’re interested in joining the fun, the cost is $40 for the 5k race, and $45 for the 10k race. Online registration closes at 8 p.m. on August 13, or you can register on-site at Heritage Bank Center the morning of the event. To register, click here. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Cincinnati Cyclones Foundation, which supports youth hockey programs in the community. Hockey fans can rejoice as the Cyclones will be returning to the Heritage Bank Center on October 30.

If you’ve driven along Fifth Street over the past year, you’ve seen the transformation of the former Macy’s location at Fifth and Vine streets, which will become The Foundry, 3CDC’s newest mixed-use development at the center of our downtown, directly across the street from Fountain Square. The Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati is organizing a behind-the-scenes tour of the construction site, happening on Wednesday, August 18 from 5:30-7 p.m., in coordination with the project partners 3CDC, Messer Construction, JS Held, and GBBN. Foundry will soon be home to Jeff Ruby’s, Royce, Turner Construction and Deloitte. Don’t miss out on your chance to see the “before” of this highly anticipated project! To reserve your spot, click here.

Celebrate the opening of Over-the-Rhine’s new bookstore, Joy and Matt’s Bookshop, this weekend. An independent shop owned by Matt Stonecash and Haixia “Joy” Niu, this bookstore will function as both a resource for a wide selection of new and used books, as well as a community space that can serve as an educational center for the neighborhood. Check out the new store located at 1515 Vine Street this Saturday. To celebrate the grand opening, 20% of book sales on Saturday will be donated to the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

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