Monday September 14, 2020 Article

Small businesses eye downtown Cincinnati’s Fourth Street for expansion

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Evan Millward | WCPO

Banners are up along a stretch of West Fourth Street that will welcome nearly one dozen new small businesses by the end of 2020.
CINCINNATI — Despite the pandemic’s economic effects, one corner of downtown Cincinnati is experiencing a community-led revival in 2020.

West Fourth Street is a maze of construction, steel plates, scaffolding and orange cones. Investments from large developers and an influx of small businesses, many of them owned by women and minorities, are reshaping West Fourth Street into a bustling retail district.