Tuesday, March 15, 2011

3CDC v. Neighborhoods ?

A recent article in SoapBox describes how some enterprising guys built up a following an Northside's Take the Cake and decided to launch out on their own with an Italian trattoria, A Tavola. With the following they had built up, they naturally went shopping for a space in Northside. 3CDC got involved & sold the new business on a space in OTR's booming Gateway Quarter.
So How do the neighborhoods of Cincinnati compete with the money & organization of a local juggernaut like 3CDC?
Sure, the neighborhoods have business associations, but they are like college student protestors compared to 3CDC's Xe. I'm all for a healthy city center and Northside needs another restaurant like it needs a hole in it's collective head but is the lopsided competition in the greater city's best interest?


VisuaLingual said...

It's interesting that you mention this. Whenever our studio gets some local press, it seems that we're always approached by property owners in Northside about opening up some kind of storefront there. We've had OTR-based queries as well, but Northside, to me, has seemed fairly aggressive and coordinated.

Quimbob said...

Interesting. Visualingual doesn't seem to Northsidey to me (whatever that means). Wish these property owners would show Art Damage some love. They seem to getting nowhere since they got kicked out of the lodge.

VisuaLingual said...

Maybe not, although a tough real estate market means that everyone tries to get creative, you know?