Kenwood Collection Retail Stores Update


Kenwood and Sycamore Township residents view the “Kenwood Collection” building every day along I-71. Here is the latest news about this development:

The building has new renderings featuring interior images upon completion. See these images here. (This blogger spies a Tiffany blue-colored store!)

  • 300,000 square feet of high-end shopping, dining and services
  • 200,000 square feet of office space
  • $200 million in renovations

Plans are for open concourses along the length of the building with shops on each side. SAKs Fifth Avenue will be located near East Galbraith Road and will have 80,000 square feet of space.

Developers of the site have been busy working on showcasing the building to high-end retailers. Read more about that here.

View the Kenwood Collection website here. There’s even an app you can download here.


TJ Maxx is Coming to Kenwood and Sycamore Township


It is a glorious day for the residents of Kenwood and Sycamore Township, because TJ Maxx is coming soon to Sycamore Plaza! (This blogger loves this store.)

Word on the street is that this retailer will be taking over the space of the former Barnes & Noble location on the third floor of the plaza. Read more from Tom Demeropolis of the Business Courier here.

TJ Maxx will be joining Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s Furniture, Staples and Old Navy.

TJ Maxx
TJ Maxx has over 1,800 stores throughout the U.S. The parent company – TJX Companies, Inc. – was founded in 1919 by Max and Morris Feidberg with the New England Trading Company in Boston. The business grew and the brothers later founded Zayre Stores (remember this name?) In 1977, TJ Maxx was established.

Did you know?
TJ Maxx is a worldwide operation. You can find this store in the UK, Ireland as well as mainland Europe all the way to Poland. Over the pond, the store is called TK Maxx.

Kenwood Has a New Restaurant – Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant Opens on November 11, 2013


The corner of Montgomery and Hosbrook roads is the location for Kenwood’s newest eatery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, which is opening on November 11, 2013. An “uncorking” will take place at 10:00 am and the restaurant will be open to the public at 11:30 am.

About Cooper’s Hawk

  • 48 wines are produced in Chicago from Napa grapes for the restaurant
  • The restaurant has 11,300 square feet
  • There are 12 other Cooper’s Hawk restaurants in the U.S.

See a slide show of restaurant photos here.

Go eat and sip some wine at Cooper’s Hawk and let this blog know what you think!

Housing Recovery

Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors

An interesting article about the housing market appeared in the Enquirer on May 22, 2011 detailing the increases or decreases in median home prices for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky .

Rob Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline Realtors®, was quoted in this analysis piece: “Sibcy says he believes 2011 overall will show improvement over 2010 – in spite of an artificial boost in prices and sales helped by the tax credits last year. ‘Slowly, we are coming out of this,’ he says. ‘2012 and 2013 will be much better.'”

These areas were noted for having increases in home prices since 2006:

Northern Kentucky
Fort Mitchell – 24.11%
Bellevue – 9.10%
Union – 1.11%
Hebron – 5.81%

Greater Cincinnati
Franklin – 2.33%
South Lebanon – 20.41%
Oakley – .66%
Mt. Lookout – 3.91%
Madeira – 4.23%
Kenwood – 6.51%
Hyde Park –  7.52%