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News from Downtown - 09.09.21

Join the celebration on Sunday, September 12, as Prince of Peace Lutheran Church marks its 150th anniversary. The church will be hosting an open house and fundraising event on Sunday, with live performances by God’s Expectations Gospel Choir with Michael Mitchell, Four Evers Quartet, and 5K Brass Quintet with Kyle Malesevich. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Located at 1528 Race Street in Over-the-Rhine, Prince of Peace supports the community through various programs, including services for those experiencing homelessness, providing meals, and winter shelter. For more information about Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, click here.

If you’re downtown and in need of a caffeine boost, stop in at the new Kidd Coffee, located inside the Cincinnatian Hotel at Sixth and Vine streets. Along with coffee, tea, and other beverages, this location offers salads and wraps, and other breakfast and lunch items. The café is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week, so stop in for a meal or a sweet treat. The September latte specials are a Tiramisu and a Hazel Dip Latte. Sold!

With the upcoming anniversary of September 11 arriving in just a few days, Cincinnati Food Tours wanted to create a program to support local first responders. As part of this program, all proceeds from Cincinnati Food Tours taken on September 11 will go directly to first responders via restaurant and Findlay Market gift cards. Also, if you buy a Cincinnati Food Tour gift card for any amount now through September 11, 20% of all proceeds will go directly to first responders via restaurant and Findlay Market gift cards. You could also donate any gift cards directly to first responders. Contact Barb Cooper at or (513) 602-5602 with questions or to make arrangements for pick up of donated gift cards.  

Yesterday, we celebrated the completion of the newly renovated Imagination Alley, located at 1317 Vine Street with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, in partnership with the City of Cincinnati. The renovations include physical improvements such as seating and gathering spaces, artwork, and lighting, as well as new opportunities for events and programming for those in the community. Stop by Imagination Alley and enjoy the new-and-improved pocket park in Over-the-Rhine.

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