Cincy Summer Streets Coming to Walnut Hills, Northside and Over-the-Rhine

Cincy Summer Streets
opens up local streets for everyone to play, walk, bike, dance and connect with neighbors. The idea is to open streets for play during the day! Lots of activities will be offered including: art making, dancing, children’s activities and exercise classes.

Walnut Hills
July 18, 2015
11am – 3pm
Part of McMillan Street (between Chatham Street and Victory Parkway) will be closed.

August 23, 2015
11am – 3pm
The section of Hamilton Avenue (between Pullan Avenue and Hoffner Street/Spring Grove Avenue) will be closed.

September 26, 2015
11am -3pm
Part of Pleasant Street will be closed (from West 14th Street to West Elder Street)

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Two Cincinnati Restaurants – Bistro Grace and The Red Feather – Make Open Table’s Best List has published its list of the Top 100 Best Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America and two Cincinnati restaurants made this list:

Bistro Grace

Located on Hamilton Avenue in Northside, Bistro Grace likes to prepare traditional dishes with a modern take on them. Enjoy craft beers and signature cocktails. And, the prices are reasonable, too!

Red Feather

Red Feather Kitchen is located in Oakley on Madison Road (at the the former site of Boca). Enjoy “New American” cuisine from this restaurant that calls itself a “scratch kitchen” — everything is homemade! analyzed more than 5 million reviews of 19,000 restaurants across the country to create its list. See the list here.


Cincinnati, Ohio is a Hip Place To Visit


Cincinnati is hip according to Hip Green Scene, a web-based travel guide that promotes “hip” local areas to visit. The site has a feature story on visiting Cincinnati and cites the underground brewery tours, Night Owl Market and City Flea as just a few of the fun “hip” things to do. The website also loves Bakerfield OTR (as does this blogger – yum! yum!) for its fabulous tacos.

CIty Flea
This monthly outdoor flea market is so much fun. Go to Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine and you will find anything and everything – from vintage items to crafts to plants to food and so much more. Enjoy the beauty of the park and have fun shopping.

Night Owl Market
The Night Owl Market is located at the corner of Main Street and Central Parkway in Over-the-Rhine. The marketplace has food trucks, food booths and artists who are selling their items. The market is open the final Friday of each month from 10pm – 3am through November. (Yawn – cannot imagine shopping at 3am, but if you are a night owl, this is the venue for you!)

Underground Brewery Tours
This blogger is definitely doing a brewery tour this summer. It has been rated as one of the top 3 local tours for CityBeat’s Best of Cincinnati. There are two 1.5 hour tours to choose from during the warmer months and you get to see a network of underground cellars.

Shake It Records
Have you ever been to Shake It Records in Northside? It’s a music shop with a focus on Cincinnati musicians. Besides selling cds and records they also have a record label, too.

These are only a few of the interesting places and restaurants in Cincinnati that make it so hip. Be sure to read the entire article here because there is information about many fun things to do throughout the entire city.

Want to follow Hip Green Scene’s updates? Go here.

A Sign of the Times in Northside Cincinnati Revitalization


The American Sign Museum located in Northside Cincinnati was awarded a $200,000 grant for a CoSign Project in collaboration with the Carol Ann and Ralph V Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

The CoSign Project involves artisans, sign makers and small businesses in Northside who learned about creating proper signage and in turn constructed new signs for some of the area’s businesses. The $200,000 grant will allow the project to offer the same type of sign collaboration to other communities. 

These new signs are adding to the charming ambiance to the Northside business district.

Read about the CoSign Project here.

Queen City Cookies in Cincinnati, Ohio is Featured in Oprah’s Magazine!

Queen City Cookies, a Cincinnati-based bakery that specializes in edible art, has made it big time in Oprah’s Magazine! The bakery’s “bacon schnecken” is being featured in the February issue of O Magazine.

What is bacon schnecken? It is one yummy treat with butter, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and… bacon!

Queen City Cookies is known for its unique cookies that are little pieces of art. Visit the bakery to see all of their amazing cookies at:

1662 Blue Rock Street in Northside
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

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Read the article about Queen City Cookies and Oprah Magazine by Tom Demeropolis of the Business Courier here.

The Huffington Post had a nice article on March 8, 2013 about Queen City Cookies and schnecken here.

It's A Sign! Visit the American Sign Museum!

We love signs at Sibcy Cline and have thousands of them posted in yards throughout our area. They are such an important part of our business, promoting our listed properties.

Our signs have evolved throughout the years from the Sibcy sign with the simple version of the lantern to our red and black Sibcy Cline For Sales signs of today that feature QR Codes.

Signs of the bygone years have a certain nostalgic quality to them and can evoke positive childhood memories. At the American Sign Museum, you’ll see Big Boy, Holiday Inn, Hudepohl, Dutch Boy Donuts…and so many more signs.

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Visit the American Sign Museum in Camp Washington starting on June 23, 2012!

1300 Monmouth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

Wednesday – Saturyday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 12pm -4pm
Admission charge