Streetview: 14th & Republic

It’s low-key here, just a block from the hustle and bustle of Vine Street—with a few notable exceptions.

Photograph by Ryan Kurtz

As part of the magazine’s November cover package, “Over-the-Rhine Turns a Corner,” we highlight five intersections that represent the past, present, and future of Cincinnati’s most iconic neighborhood. Some have been transformed over the past 20 years, others are in transition, and one is in the midst of a debate over the best way to simultaneously serve long-term OTR residents and the neighborhood’s history character.

  1. Low Spark

The casual neighborhood bar has been slinging craft brews and cocktails at this spot since 2015.

  1. 14th Street Streatery

The colorful space for outdoor dining is a permanent reminder of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read all about the new wave of streateries in OTR and downtown here.

  1. Salazar

Jose Salazar’s first eatery, the beginning of a burgeoning food empire for the James Beard–nominated chef.

  1. Somerhaus

Sister space to bar oasis Somerset, the converted warehouse hosts weddings and receptions, and formerly housed a digital marketing agency.

  1. Over-the-Rhine Community Housing Playground

For children living in nearby OTRCH properties, including Beasley Place, a historic rehabilitation project containing 13 affordable family units.

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