Downtown details.

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There were some really dark and threatening looking clouds hanging over downtown Cincinnati. It looked like it was right on the verge of pouring down rain at any second all day today. But thankfully somehow, it didn’t rain a drop all day. 😀☁️

Downtown details.

Whenever I walk passed Dixie Terminal on Fourth Street, I always stop and marvel at the beauty of its grand entry way…

🙂

Just another rainy day.

Even the driving rain couldn’t get the demolition of The Dennison Hotel to slow down…

It was just a kind of rainy, grey and crappy day. 😞 ☂️

This makes me sad.

I was really saddened to return to work this morning only to find out that I have a front row seat to the demolition of the historic Dennison Hotel from my window at work…

It makes me really sad that another piece of downtown Cincinnati’s past is being torn down just to make way for another surface parking lot. 😦

Seen and noted.

Walking back down Court Street, I stumbled across one of the most amazing Artworks murals I’ve seen yet. It’s a mural paying homage to Cincinnati’s rich toy history

Cincinnati Toy Heritage celebrates “the legacy of Kenner Toys, a Cincinnati-based toy company founded in 1947, in this work of art which showcases some of the most popular toys that were designed by the company.” Artworks has done some amzing, incredible murals. It’s just really a shame I have to look at this one all day at work. :/

And on my way back to work, I noticed this crude little drawling on the side of one of the buildings on Walnut Street…

It’s nowhere near as elaborate as the Artworks mural but every bit as entertaining. 🙂

Minges Candy Store.

This afternoon I walked up to Court Street with some coworkers to visit Cincinnati’s oldest candy store, Peter Minges & Son ConfectionaryI’ve walked by Minges Candy Store more than a few times. But I’ve never been inside until today…

It’s a pretty amazing place. They have every candy you could think of. Unfortunately, you can only by most of the candy in bulk. So if you need a box of 36 Kit Kat’s, this is your place. And they also had this amazing old skool, freestanding popcorn maker for sale…

Next time I find myself needing a 5 lb bag of Swedish Fish, I know where to go. 🙂

 

The Dennison Hotel.

They’ve started putting up scaffolding along the facade of The Dennison Hotel after a Hamilton County judge rejected a bid to delay the demolition of the 125-year-old building at Main and Seventh Streets…

I’ve walked passed the Dennison every day for the last seven years. And I can see the top of the building from my office window at work. After living and working just around the corner from the historic building for so long, it’s absence would create a huge hole in the downtown landscape. It’s really unfortunate the owners decided to move forward with demolition instead of renovating and preserving a piece of Cincinnati’s history. I’m going to miss The Dennison Hotel. 😦

Seen and noted.

The Omnicare Building on Fourth Street in downtown Cincinnati. 🙂

It’s a sign.

For Scotti’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Cincinnati. Taken with Instagram. 🙂

Woods Hardware.

When I was assembling some of our new items from Ikea, I broke off a screw in a nut…

I walked over to Acme Lock and Hardware on Main Street to get a new screw and nut…

Only to find out that Acme hardware had closed and moved over to Ninth Street…

Just around the corner…

According to DowntownCincinnati.com, the family-owned, full-service hardware store has expanded to 8,000 square feet and now offer tools, paint, home goods and they even have a garden center…

And they have all sorts of pet supplies!

Whoa! They have everything! Where was this place when we were living downtown?

They had the replacement parts I needed, no problem. Woods Hardware is going to be an amazing resource to have just the corner from work. It’s such a welcome and wonderful addition to downtown’s Central Business District. 🙂

 

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