The Green Derby (venerable fried fish place in Newport) has closed after 62 years in business. Polly had originally reported it might be temporary, but it appears to be done-zo. http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20090713/ENT01/907140316
A new sushi place opening downtown across from Cold Turkey http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20090710/BIZ01/907110333/Downtown+getting+sushi+spot
Popular half priced sushi deal at Aqua gone, other changes as well http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=blog31&plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&U=6c063c5c-f0be-4620-af69-514709d1a587&plckPostId=Blog%3a6c063c5c-f0be-4620-af69-514709d1a587Post%3a32966873-9604-48b4-9457-a5e49d4fec00&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest
Polly reports that a new italian restaurant has taken over the long-empty former Chili Company location on Cheviot Road http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=blog14&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a1921648a-c77d-4218-b8c1-5af7ab309046Post%3af1893743-db31-41aa-99f9-b18ea139078d&sid=sitelife.cincinnati.com
My beloved Tan Thai has changed owners. According to the staff member I spoke to, the change occurred about a month ago, and the new owner has no connection to the family that owns the Tan Thai in Springdale - so now the two eateries are connected only by name and history. The staff appears to be the same, prices ad menu have not yet changed, but the portion size definitely went down and the food quality (albeit based only on todays lunch) has gone down as well. Basil Fried rice without any basil, hmmmm. This is a sad, sad development for me. Update 7/16
: picked up yakisoba to go today, inedible.
Flo's Plate Full of Soul is moving as I write this from their original location in the former Patoschnik's to 915 Vine Street, which is about two blocks away, getting ever so slightly into Over the Rhine
I suspect this happened some time ago, and I just failed to note it, but the California Orange Bar across from Government Square has closed. I remember I being there as early as 1975, and it could well have been there much earlier.
Also, Eminent Domain on The Levee continues to fall apart - http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/stories/2009/07/13/daily68.html
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