Re: Holy Grail (First Restaurant/Bar at The Banks) set to open 3/17
Just fyi. Planning for the Easton Towne Center began in 1990. First phase which was a Target was oppened in 1996. The fashion district in 2001. It took time to plan and develop also and was built in better economic times and not in a flood plain.
Baltimore's inner harbor which is a good comparison began planning in 1963 with bonds being sold in 1964. The construction contract for the inner harbor wharf wasn't awarded until 1974.
The navy pier was rehabilitated in 1975 and plans were put in process to develop it. Constrction was 1992.
The first phase of the Banks openned in 2000 with the reconfiguaration of fort washington way and the openning of Paul Brown.
Large scale projects take time. Building the supporting infrastructure takes time. Newport on the Levee did not require as much infrastructure.
I just get tired of people saying how northern ky has more. Me I would gladly take fountain square, over the rhine district, the banks, contemporary arts center, aranoff center, the taft museum and many fine restaurants over anything in newport or covington.