In the summer of 2010, by a stroke of luck and through word of mouth, I moved to one of the tiniest neighborhood districts in Cincinnati: Brighton.
In a series of blog posts, I hope to convey the unique 'sense of place' present in Brighton now, and throughout the last 150 years, as well as the impact living in the neighborhood has had on me as a Planner.
As a first post I share with you a tv news piece and print stories centered on a new neighborhood establishment, Rake's End. In the spring of 2012 my landlord Fred Lane was in the process of re-establishing a business that had existed in the neighborhood in the 1930s, then a sandwich and soda shop known as The Rake. This re-opening was notable because there are very few businesses operating in the neighborhood, which lost 20,000 homes when an interstate expressway was built in the 1960s.
In April 2012 a local tv news station picked up the story and wanted to feature the business and the existing creative energy and art scene in the neighborhood. The station reached out to Fred, and Fred reached out to me and asked if I'd like to be interviewed. In keeping with my enthusiastic spirit, I jumped at the chance to champion the neighborhood. The 4 minute piece is viewable below.
In print, Maria Seda-Reeder features Rake's End and Brighton in this piece, "Brighton's Shiniest". I'm quoted briefly at the end of the article. Matthew Risher covers Brighton and the positive impact of Rake's End in this write up, "New Years Eve at the Rake's End", which features a few of my photos.
Young professional Urban Planner, drawing inspiration from all people, places and experiences I encounter!