The Gaslight Property blog isn’t primarily about me but about a neighborhood in Cincinnati. Because it’s close to a university, Clifton houses lots of undergrad and graduate college students who stay a few years and then move on, but there are also people who choose to live here because it’s a vibrant and colorful neighborhood. That would include me. I love Clifton, and one of the things I like about it is its convenience. There’s so much you can buy here and do here without traveling to the burbs. So I was saddened the day I walked past the grocery store and noticed it was closed. Not for a day or two, either—permanently, unless someone found a way to save it.
Above is a picture I took one day when a crowd of Cliftonites got together at a neighborhood church to discuss how to save Kellers IGA or come with a Plan B. Clearly they were upset as well, and plans began to be hatched that day.
The grocery store in the heart of Clifton Gaslight Business District has long been a key element in the community. New stores have appeared since the grocery store closed and old stores have remained, and you’ll hear about them and other things Clifton- and Cincinnati-related in the Gaslight Property blog. The new grocery store, a new Goessling Markets, will be here soon, and when it does it’ll have lots of happy neighbors, some old, some new, all contributing in some way to making Clifton one of the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati.