the Queen City Project

Back for its second year, CoSign returned to Northside to bring even more stunning signage to the neighborhood. The months-long process built up to a grand reveal on Black Friday, an event that’s quickly becoming a Holiday tradition.
 
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2013 marks the 12th anniversary for MPMF, and this year did not disappoint. Our goal this year: try to capture the multifaceted, three-day delight that is MPMF. Give it a watch, and if you don’t feel something, check your pulse.
 
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In 1861, Simon Arnold opened a tavern in downtown Cincinnati. In 1853, Christian Moerlein began brewing beer in Over-the-Rhine. In 2013, Moerlein’s brewing operations came home TO OTR, and produced the first Moerlein beer to be brewed in OTR in over 90 years…The Arnold’s 1861 porter.
 
Moerlein / Arnold’s

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The CoSign project is an experiment in creative place-making. It pairs independent businesses with designers and fabricators to fill a neighborhood with beautiful new signage. The initiative’s first foray took place over the course of 6 months in Northside, culminating with a grand Black Friday reveal.
 
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In its 11th year, MPMF may not be indie rock’s best kept secret anymore, but it has grown into Cincinnati’s definitive live music event. The QCP and Framester teamed up this year to take a portrait of the 3-day fest.
 
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Local do-gooders strive to make Cincinnati a better place at the GOOD Ideas for Cities: Cincinnati event.

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Maya Drozdz and Michael Stout, the creative duo behind VisuaLingual, have taken root in OTR where they create their unique “Seed Bombs.” Everything is done by hand – muddy, muddy hands. They were kind enough to open their studio to us and let us look on while they did their dirty work.
 
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QCP + TEDx

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Cincinnati Growing Cincinnati is a short film we produced as a toast to the local entrepreneurial spirit. It made it’s debut at the CEOs for Cities National Meeting on May 17th,the theme of which was “the City as a Startup.”
 
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The Moerlein name has been synonymous with Cincinnati and beer since 1853. Its legacy has grown over the years and with the opening of the Moerlein Lager House in Smale Riverfront Park, it has evolved into something much bigger than just brewing great beer.
 
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The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has been performing at Music Hall for 116 years. And has been making sweet, sweet music in Cincinnati –in one form or another– for over 200.
 
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Here at QCP Headquarters, we are in full Holiday mode. So, what better way to celebrate than bouncing all over town documenting some of our favorite Cincinnati Christmas traditions.
 
Click here to check out our video Christmas Card to the Queen City.

The Queen City Project wishes you a very Merry Christmas

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Coffee Emporium has been roasting its coffee in Over the Rhine since 2001 and has been operating in Hyde Park since 1973. Beyond their artisan roasted coffees and teas, they offer a full lunch menu, and are open 7 days a week.
 
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Last week the Queen City Project sat down with Soapbox Cincinnati and discussed the m.o. of the theQCP as well as the grand vision for the future of the project. In addition to the written piece, our own Adam Henry joined Soapbox’s Evan Wallis on the airwaves as a guest on WVXU‘s Cincinnati Edition.

Read Soapbox’s Feature here + Listen to the radio piece here.

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Arnold’s has been located at 210 east 8th Street in downtown Cincinnati for 150 years. The bar is open Monday through Saturday, and they began serving up freshly cooked food alongside full menu of spirits during Prohibition.
 
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Shadeau Breads has been located on 1336 on Main Street since 1993 open from 6am to 4pm Monday-Friday. On Saturdays, you will often find a line snaking out the door so come early.
 
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