Why The Center Loves Downtown

With The Center being located in the historic Mercantile Center at the corner of 5th and Walnut Streets, it makes it hard to ignore the recent changes surrounding our location.  The Queen City continues to bloom into an innovative city and we could not love our downtown location any more than we currently do.

Here are some recent changes to Downtown Cincinnati that we can’t get enough of.


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The Street Car being tested

The Street Car – If you’ve been anywhere near downtown you’ve seen the modern and sleek vehicles being carted into our city and thoroughly tested. The clock is now ticking for residents and tourists alike to take a ride on Cincinnati’s newest form of transportation, starting in September of 2016. We know our clients are going to love the ease of use that the street car will bring, allowing guests to quickly reach rehearsal dinners or after wedding parties further into uptown.



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Front Entrance of the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown

 That brings us to our second favorite – the lodging options for our clients and their guests are so diverse. With 3CDC’s December announcement of their plan to introduce a boutique hotel (easily reachable from The Center via the streetcar), the newly opened Renaissance and the soon to open AC Marriott Hotel, downtown Cincinnati’s hotel offerings are strong! Not letting the new openings steal the show The Westin, the Hyatt and 21C have all undergone major renovations over the past few years. Visitors to Cincinnati now only choose from the best of the best options!



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The inside of Mita’s

Food is never far from anyone’s lists of things they love and it has definitely made our top 3. OTR has expanded with far too many restaurants to count including Pontiac, The Senate, Taft’s Ale House and The Eagle. Via Vita’s Chef recently opened Amerciano Burger Bar and Chef Jose Salazar opened Mita’s. The new food options in downtown Cincinnati are limitless and guests will love exploring our city and its unique food offerings.



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The fountain at Smale Park at night

Lastly, we couldn’t end our list without including the recent revival in downtown Cincinnati’s park systems. Smale Park opened with the much anticipated arrival of beautiful fountains, outdoor play areas and Ruth Ann’s Carousel. Deeper into uptown you’ll now find wide open green spaces, dog parks and night time movies that are all offerings at our newly renovated Washington Park.


From our park revivals, upgraded hotel offerings, new mode of travel and limitless unique eats, downtown Cincinnati is easy to fall in love with. We can’t think of a better place to say your “I-Do’s” than in the heart of it all, at The Center.