CINCINNATI - The neighborhood hangout Boswell's is back. The bar and grill closed a few years ago and the building had become dilapidated. Recently, the former owner Michael Beck and his wife partnered with another couple to revive the Northside staple.
"We're trying to reestablish Northside as a vibrant neighborhood," said Beck. "We're striving for good food, good service, and to become an active part in the community."
Beck credits the progressive nature of the neighborhood business association and the community council. There is more off street parking for visitors, the group has streamlined restaurants to obtain liquor license, and the business association is working to redevelop run down properties.
A resident, Jim Humble, who is a photographer and frame artist likes the economic push in the area.
"It's wonderful to see what's happening and the improvement in the buildings," said Humble.
What he also likes seeing is his art displayed in the new Boswell's.
"When they were opening up, I asked if they would be interested in some art for the walls," said Humble.
The idea benefits the establishment and the artist. Because Humble's photographs and frames were on display, Beck and company could save money by not purchasing artwork. In turn, anyone who is interested in buying what Humble has displayed certainly may.
"I only have one shot that is photoshopped everything else is pretty much a straight forward shot."
Beck was delighted enough about the process to open the bar and grill again, that he wants everyone to move to the area.
"There are some really strong business leaders in this community I think it'd be a great place for someone to move, buy a home, rent an apartment. There's a lot going on here," Beck said.
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