Le’s Pho & Sandwiches.

Today, I walked over to Court Street to get lunch from Le’s Pho & Sandwiches

I ordered a Chicken Bahn Mi sammich and an egg roll…

Their sammiches are very delicious and really inexpensive. πŸ˜€πŸœβ€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

Earlier in the week, they finished knocking down the building across the street. Since then, they’ve been working to clear all the rubble and debris. I was kind of surprised to see how much progress they’ve made in just a few days…

It’s pretty crazy that a building can just disappear without a trace so quickly. And over on Court Street, the new downtown Kroger tower continues to reach skyward…

When it’s all said and done, this building will be 18-stories tall and be home to aΒ two-story supermarket, 139 apartments and a six-story, 555-space parking garage. It would have been pretty awesome to have a Kroger right around the corner when we used to live downtown.Β πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

I could make a whole separate blog just about construction and demolition. It’s been really fascinating to watch. At least it has been for me. But I’m going to combine all the daily photos I took over the last week into this one blog post so our blog doesn’t become that blog all about construction. On Tuesday, I could see the windows of our old apartment at Sycamore Place across the way…

If you used that exit, the first step would be a doozy…

Wednesday, November 7th:

Thursday, November 8th:

Friday, November 9th:

Monday, November 12th:

And I recorded this time-lapse video of the last bit of the demolition…

I also posted a very condensed time-lapse on my Instagram. And all that’s left now is just a massive pile of rubble and debris.Β It’s weird to not see that building across the street when I leave work…

Tuesday, November 13th:

It was an ugly building anyway. At least it’s out of its misery.Β πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

Downtown Cincy Pop Shop.

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has partnered with the City of Cincinnati to develop pop-up shops that bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers, and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate downtown. The first of these new pop-up shops is on Main Street next to Aronoff Center…

It’s a really cool idea. We can’t wait to check out this pop-up shop on Friday. πŸ˜€πŸ›οΈβ€οΈ

It’s been so grey lately.

It’s been so grey lately that I’m starting to forget what the sun looks like. Welcome to autumn in Ohio. πŸ˜€β˜οΈβ€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

The building across the street continues to get shorter as the demolition continues

It looks like they made quite a bit of progress over the weekend. πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

It’s a sign.

They’ve just made the right lane on Main Street downtown a Bus Only lane during the morning and evening rush hours. Here’s the brand new Bus Only sign at the stop where I wait for the Metro 17 bus on Main Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets…

Officials saidΒ about 635 Metro buses travel on Main Street between Fifth and Central each weekday. Of those, 90 use the far-right lane to pick up passengers at stops along Main during afternoon rush hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This lane is the first of its kind in Cincinnati.

It’s nice to see the buses getting some preferential treatment for a change. πŸ˜€πŸšŒβ€οΈ

Everything is Awesome!

On my way back from Skyline to the office, I passed by this construction work taking place on Sixth Street…

Classic. Awesome indeed. πŸ˜€πŸ‘β€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

The deconstruction continues

The building’s entire roof has now been demolished by hand and most of the sixth floor is now gone. πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ

Constructing Cincinnati.

The hand demolition of the building continuedΒ across the street at the corner of Main and Eighth Street…

And down the street work continues on the building that is home to Taqueria Mercado at the corner of Walnut and Eighth Streets. That’s actually the entrance to their Mexican restaurant just above the furthest most construction pilon to the right…

It’s pretty amazing that they’ve been able to stay open through all the construction on the building they call home. πŸ˜€πŸš§β€οΈ