July 12, 2021

Keith Pandolfi

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Cincinnati’s West Side Might Be Its Best Side

Why one East Sider is crossing I-75

Sometimes, terrible urban planning decisions yield unexpected benefits. Take, for instance, the construction of I-75 in Cincinnati, in the late 1950s. While the highway bypassed once prosperous and popular West Side neighborhoods such as Cheviot, Westwood, and Price Hill, it also preserved parts as virtual time capsules, protecting the sorts of old-school pizzerias, steakhouses, diners, and other neighborhood joints that have all but disappeared in other parts of Cincinnati.

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