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Downtown Cincinnati - COVID-19 Edition

Cincy Card Connection - One Purchase Supports Two Businesses

How to participate:

1.Buy a gift card from a downtown Cincy business.

2.Email a copy or picture of your receipt to (include your name, mailing address & phone number)

3.We’ll purchase a gift card of the same value ($20 min./$100 max) from a similar downtown business and deliver it to you.


You buy a $100 gift card to Salazar. We'll send you a $100 gift card to another restaurant, like Nada.

You buy a $75 gift card to Paragon Salon. We'll send you a $75 gift card to another beauty shop, like Spruce Nail Shop.


If you’d like to contribute to the matching fund, instead of buying a gift card, click the button below. We will put your contribution toward a match once the $37,500 3CDC/DCI, P&G, and Empower contribution has been depleted.

Tenant stories:

Mita's Cincinnati to operating as relief kitchen

A partnership between Maker's Mark Bourbon and Chef Edward Lee's LEE Initiative has helped establish 12 hospitality relief centers at restaurants in major cities.

Mita's Cincinnati, 501 Race St., with Chef Jose Salazar, will be open seven nights a week from 5-8 p.m.

During that time, those in the hospitality community impacted by the coronavirus crisis can get dinner and supplies including diapers, wipes, baby food, non-perishable canned foods, cereals and toilet paper.

Pleasantry OTR is Delivering Meals to Emergency Department Health Care Workers and You Can Help

Neighborhood restaurant and natural wine bar Pleasantry OTR is putting together special meal packages for health care workers in local emergency rooms and ICUs. Meals cost $10 and can be purchased on their website.

Pleasantry says, "Imagine that instead of 'distancing' right now, you were leaving home each day to interact with hundreds of people who all have in common the fact that they are sick. The doctors, nurses, techs and administrators do their work with care, with professionalism, and with selflessness. But they’re not immune to anxiety and they certainly feel overwhelmed during intense times like these. Through your generosity, we would like to nourish and support these teams, to show them how appreciated they are!" As of March 28, the restaurant had donated 1,500 meals to area workers.

3CDC Tenant Relief Program:

3CDC is offering immediate rent relief to our 78 retail tenants, including 41 restaurants and 37 other retailers.

Our tenants occupy almost 210,000 square feet of retail space – enough to fill most of the Rookwood Pavilion in Norwood or nearly a quarter of Kenwood Towne Centre. 3CDC will ultimately forgive nearly $900,000 in rent to keep its tenants afloat.

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Learn how you can support local businesses while staying home by clicking here.


Everything continues to change on a daily basis, as we adjust our lives to better keep ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy as coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts our community. Social distancing has changed the way we work, communicate, and take care of everyday tasks. This has a huge impact on local businesses, from specialty retailers to bars and restaurants.

This page will serve as a resource for several groups:

  • Those looking to support local businesses
  • Those spending time at home to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19
  • Small business owners

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