As much as we love all of the new restaurants, shops, sporting venues, and other rising destinations around Cincinnati, we also have a place in our hearts for those that are long gone. Growing up in Cincinnati, you likely frequented these spots to shop, dine, watch sports, be entertained, and simply live your life in Cincinnati. Just as we order things from Amazon today, we used to stop into Swallen’s or Gold Circle, and just as we covet a reservation to Boca today, the Maisonette used to be the place to eat in Cincinnati. So take a walk down memory lane with us and revisit these 12 long gone places that every Cincinnatian surely misses.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Hopefully, we will still be able to reminisce about these places around Cincinnati, as well as many new ones. Do you have fond memories of these popular Cincinnati destinations? What other places that are long gone do you desperately miss? Let us know in the comments!
And for more nostalgia, check out these memories from Cincinnati in the 80s in our previous article here.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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