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  • Bromwell's

    Dec 01, 2015

    Be a Part of History 

    Experience a living piece of Cincinnati history. Bromwell’s is Cincinnati’s oldest retailer - a feat we don’t take lightly. We have been bringing unique and beautiful products to Cincinnatians since 1819, when Jacob Bromwell founded the Bromwell Wire and Brush Goods Company.While we have certainly evolved a lot in almost 200 years, we remain committed to Jacob’s vision of presenting authentic goods that make the lives of Cincinnatians better and more beautiful.

    Discover How We Have Evolved

    Bromwell's has living roomevolved in the past several years from a fireplace retailer to a complete design resource. Walking into the upper level of Bromwell's is like walking into a beautiful urban home. Chandeliers glitter overhead, while room settings, anchored with working fireplaces and beautiful custom upholstery, give you a glimpse into the style that is uniquely Bromwell’s.

    Bromwell’s is your downtown destination for the perfect gifts. We travel extensively to find the most creative and unique finds to share with our guests. We offer complimentary wrapping to make it easy to show up at your even with the best gift.

    Bromwell’s sells, installs and services best of class fireplace products. Our specialists can work with you to design the perfect focal point for your home. Using our home furnishing resources, we can help you realize the complete room of your dreams. We stock a wide range of fireplace accessories and tools. We are also the Downtown stockist for the Big Green Egg, one of the best outdoor cooking systems you will ever find.

    Committed to the Urban Community

    While we have changed a lot in our history, we remain committed to the outstanding, personal service that we are  know for. We see part of our mission to be a urban connection point. showroom displayWith our beautiful showroom, we are a respite in the busy work day. We invite our guests to relax, spend a few moment savoring a serene setting. We host events throughout the year to welcome our neighbors.

    We are proud of our long-time association with Downtown Cincinnati Inc. We have seen the impact of this organization in marketing and promoting the urban core that we are so pleased to be a part of. We appreciate their efforts in making Downtown safe, clean and enjoyable for all that visit. We are committed to making our downtown a unique place filled with the best in local retail. Downtown is in our DNA and is what allows us to offer Authentic Goods for the Hearth and Home.

  • Nicholson's Pub

    Nov 04, 2015

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    If it isn’t Scottish…

    Located across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Nicholson’s Tavern & Pub serves fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Inspired by the inviting warmth of public houses in the UK, we strive to provide each and every guest with a brilliant experience.  We offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, and craft cocktails; we also feature a selection of single malt scotch whiskies unlike any other. Our unique menu and authentic atmosphere have made us a must-try spot for visitors, as well as a popular destination for lunch, dinner and drinks among locals.

    Private Dining and Event Space

    There’s no place in the city quite like downtown for celebrating the holidays, and with three venues in the heart of the theater district, we have the perfect places to party: Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, with private dining rooms for large and small groups; Horse and Barrel Bourbon Bar, where you can entertain friends with private tours or a specialty tasting experience; and The Backstage Event Center, our newly renovated, loft-style event space overlooking the city with room for up to 150 guests. The experienced team of culinary professionals at Nicholson’s will help you plan an event to remember. Book an event at The Backstage Event Center by Dec. 31 and receive $50 off the room charge.

    Corporate Meetings and Business Use

    Break free from the office! The Backstage Event Center can be booked daily for creative sessions, team building or work functions of any kind. The open loft space and terrace walkout allow for different room configurations based on your company’s needs. Our staff can arrange the setup, audio-visual requests and catering. When the work is done, move the group to a happy hour downstairs in the Horse and Barrel Bourbon House. Special room rates apply 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Longtime DCI Partners

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     Kelly Schneider, Events Manager & Gary Smith, General Manager

    As an active Downtown Cincinnati Inc. member for the past 17 years, we have witnessed the many ways that DCI’s advocacy and outreach help local businesses succeed. Their efforts have shaped the Cincinnati metro area into what it is today. We are proud to be an ongoing DCI partner and member of this vibrant community.

    To book an event or take a tour, call Kelly Schneider at (513) 550-1869. For menus and pricing, visit us online at  or

  • Cincy Brew Bus

    Aug 12, 2015


    Family owned and operated since 2013, Cincy Brew Bus grew out of Cincinnati’s brewing renaissance. Owners Mike and Jen Stokes joined DCI because they felt that doing business downtown was essential to building their company. “We wanted to have a presence downtown because of the tremendous energy found there every day,” says Mike.

    According to Mike and Jen, Cincinnati’s beer history remains unfamiliar to even its most loyal patrons. The Queen City was once one of the country’s top beer producers from the mid-1800's through Prohibition. The local beer industry accounted for almost 40% of the economy, producing nearly 1,000,000 barrels of beer per year at its peak. 

    “At Cincy Brew Bus, we want to share these facts, and many more, with the finest people and the finest beverage we know,” says Mike.

    Being a Part of DCI

    brewbus_ownersWhen my wife and I started Cincy Brew Bus, we wanted to combine our passion for locally made craft beer and the history of our great town into a tour that everyone could enjoy. We now entertain between 150 to 250 people each week, from corporate outings to birthday parties to bachelor(ette) events with four unique, fun and educational brewery tour experiences.

    Joining DCI was an easy decision for us because we want to be a part of what makes downtown thrive. DCI creates tremendous awareness and helps us succeed by reaching more customers. We love doing business downtown because of the support we have received from Fountain Square, the surrounding hotels and restaurants, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and many other local businesses.

    If you are new to craft beer, we will help you find something to please your palette. If you are an expert, you can sample the special seasonal brews from local breweries, as well as all your favorites. At Cincy Brew Bus, we plan the day, so you can relax as we guide you through the breweries and beer that celebrate not only Cincinnati's past, but the bright brewing future ahead. 

    Cheers to Cincinnati and we hope to see you soon on a tour!

     – Mike and Jen Stokes, Cincy Brew Bus

  • Baker & Daboll, LLC

    Jul 16, 2015

    Todd Uterstaedt, President and CEO & Co-Founder; Amy J. Katz, Ph.D., Chief Learning Officer & Senior Executive Coach; K. Alan Steele, Chief Project Officer & Co-Founder

    We LOVE having our company HQ in downtown Cincinnati.

    The success of our little company is also due to the success of Downtown Cincinnati. As the city has grown in its reputation and impact, so too have our clients learned about our executive coaching services. It is a real pleasure to call Downtown Cincinnati our home. 

    Our company has been growing. We recently launched; ​an online platform and consultancy that helps family business daughters grow personally and professionally, and; a ​podcast and online resource that helps great Founders become superb CEOs.



    Downtown’s rebirth can also be attributed to the growing positive impact that DCI has on the community. When I decided where I wanted to spend my volunteer time, I chose the membership committee for DCI. I wanted to give back to the organization that does so much and has such an impact. When I accepted a place on the DCI Board, I did so because I truly believe that DCI’s mission is so incredibly important to our entire Greater Cincinnati community.



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