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Enjoy Your Weekend – 03/14/08

March 14, 2008 in Columns


This weekend is, fittingly, shaping up to be about one thing and one thing only – beer.  Whether the blizzard forced you to miss out on last weekend’s beer festivities or you are just looking forward to staining your tongue green on Monday, beer will be flowing.  Here are this weekend’s best activities…

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BlurgGirl Wants Your Favorite Local Furniture

March 12, 2008 in In Other Publications

After a long hiatus, BlurgGirl is back on the Cincy blog scene, and one of her first posts back is right up our alley.  In response to today’s IKEA opening, she is challenging her readers to post their favorite local places for buying furniture – with bonus points for locally or regionally works.  Have one in mind?  Head on over to BlurgGirl.

* Family-friendly warning.  We have seen BlurgGirl described as “irreverent,” and that’s probably an apt description.  If foul language offends you, you should probably steer clear.

The Living Canvas

March 12, 2008 in Products, Services

What’s the deal?
 When Curtis Heuser casually accepted a sidejob to paint a mural for a customer of the photo lab he worked for, upon finishing he found that he had six months of mural work lined up. He then quit his menial job and never looked back. That was 1987. Since then Heuser has been hard at work doing murals and faux finishes. His most recent project was the complete remodel of a house in the Eastrow Historic District of Newport, KY. Run down and filled with junk, Heuser’s remodel of the house turned into a rigorous full-time job that, as fate would have it, landed him a book deal detailing the entire process.

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Market Wines Comes to Findlay Market

March 11, 2008 in Stores


What’s the deal?

OTR and Findlay Market have a new wine store.  Market Wines, an independant wine shop, opens up on March 29 across from the main Market building.  Owner Michael Maxwell plans on offering wines designed to compliment the market’s main attraction, fresh, high-quality food.  Organic, kosher and “biodynamic” wines will sit beside conventional grapes, and the shop also plans to offer micro-brews, imported beers and wine accessories so you have everything you need to get your drink on.  

The only bad part in our opinion is no Sunday hours (we love spending Sunday mornings at Findlay), but weekday and Saturday hours are represented – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am – 5pm, Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 6pm.     

Perfect for?

Findlay Market foodies, Paul Giamatti’s character in Sideways.

Where to get it?

Findlay Market
128 W. Elder St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Best of the Forum – 03/10/08

March 10, 2008 in Everything Else

bestofforum.jpgRegular BuyCincy readers probably have noticed the “forum” link at the top of our page.  Well, after working out (hopefully) all the bugs, we are ready to bring everyone on board.  Starting today, we are going to be highlighting some of the best forums posts on BuyCincy’s main page.  So, we hope you go on over to the forums, sign up for an account and interact with others interested about local shops, bars and restaurants.  Here are some of the threads now going on over on the forums:

  • Quimbob is trying to find “Cincinnati or Ohio themed commemorative tea towels.”  Anyone out there have the hook up?
  • We were wondering, “Who else ventured into the blizzard to Bockfest this weekend?”  Playing in the deserted city streets certainly made us feel (and act) like kids again.
  • And, who has the lowdown on local bars for St. Patrick’s Day?  We want to know where you plan on going, or have gone in the past.

Sale Sunday – 3/9/08

March 10, 2008 in Sale

salesunday.jpgOkay, I realize it’s not Sunday, and so I suppose we should really be calling it ”Sale Monday” this week, but it just doesn’t have the same ring. Day of the week aside, however, we’re back to inform you of same great local sales. If you are a shopowner and are interested in having your sale appear in Sale Sunday contact us at As always, keep reading for information on this week’s sales. 

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Maya Drozdz

March 9, 2008 in About

Maya is a partner in the all-media design studio VisuaLingual. She holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA in Philosophy from Cornell University. A transplant to Cincinnati, she lives in Over-the-Rhine and can be reached at maya [at] buycincy [dot] com.

Enjoy Your Weekend (W/E March 09)

March 7, 2008 in Events


Whispers of wintry mix and white death are probably going to keep most people in the comfort of their homes this weekend, which is unfortunate because Bockfest 2008 is officially this weekend. We encourage you to brave the inclement weather to enjoy the festivities. Hit the jump for all the details:

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Jean-Robert’s Twist Lounge

March 5, 2008 in Bars

twist_cincinnati.jpgWhat’s the deal?

we have been paying quite a bit of attention of Jean-Robert this past week.
 First, we brought news of the opening of Lavomatic in the Gateway
Quarter – and shortly after that, first impressions from other blogs.  Now, we
are all hyped up about our recent visit to Jean Robert’s Twist Lounge next to
Pigall’s, the scene for last Wednesday’s CityBeat’s Swizzle Soiree.

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Friends’ of the Public Library Gift Shop

March 4, 2008 in Stores

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The Friends’ of the Public Library Gift Shop is, as manager Martha
Totten puts it, a secret she doesn’t want to keep, and after
investigating, we here at BuyCincy are happy to spread the word about
it. Located in the main public library on Vine Street, this delightful
little shop has been selling very low priced gently used books for 25
years. Aside from books, however, the shop can be seen as somewhat of a
creative literary theme park, selling literary games and dolls, and
just about any book-reading accessory you could ever need (booklights,
bookmarks, book totes…need I list more?)

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