One of the chief advantages of living in the Gaslight District is its convenience, with so many services and attractions within walking distance of each other.
For those times when you want to wander a bit, there’s another convenience: public transportation. Because of its location, buses are constantly running in and out of Clifton.
Buses are very convenient, but there’s often been one hassle involved: even if you had a bus schedule, you never knew when was going to arrive. Various apps have tried to dial that in, but with limited success. Too often bus riders found themselves adjusting the image on their screen as they tried to find the red dot hidden between all those squiggly lines – it was almost like a Find Waldo game. And all the bus rider wanted to know was, “When is the bus going to get here?”
Recently Metro added the Transit App to its bag of tricks, and the app is everything bus riders have imagined on those wet, rainy days when they’d prefer to hide under the canopy but they’re afraid to because they might miss the bus.
Transit App simply tells you how many minutes it will be before your bus arrives. It’s easy to download the app on your phone, and once you’ve done that, tracking buses is very simple.
And Transit App isn’t limited to tracking buses. For example, you can also use the app to pay your bus fare in advance. And fortunately, it’s an easy-to-use App. Here’s a link to Transit App:
Clifton Market celebrates its third anniversary this week, and the neighborhood of Clifton celebrates with it.
On Sunday, January 22, 2017 the grocery store in the same location where IGA had been for decades.
Opening Clifton Market helped pave the way for other new businesses on the street, including Gaslight Bar & Grill, Torn Light Records, Sitwell’s Coffeehouse Act II, and the Ludlow Garage.
Last year Gurmukh Singh purchased the building and assets of Clifton Market. He quickly established a rapport with the community, and he’s done a great job so far.
To give a little perspective on what the reaction was after the store opened, peruse this blog entry written right after the store opened. This is what a neighborhood feels like, the headline announced – and everyone who lives in Clifton knows what that means.
For students who want to live close to the University of Cincinnati, convenience is a huge concern. The more walkable the neighborhood, the better—and you’d be hard pressed to find a neighborhood with more services packed into a smaller area than the Gaslight District.
For starters, the grocery store, Clifton Market, is located in the heart of Ludlow Avenue. There’s also a hardware store (Ace Hardware), a pharmacy (CVS Pharmacy), and a public library.
For pet lovers there’s Howell Avenue Pet Hospital and Petey’s Pet Stop, which are located next door to each other. And did you know there was a travel agency in the Gaslight District? Located at 3410 Ormond Avenue, Brown’s Tours & Travel Services is located right off of Ludlow Avenue.
And there’s another convenience we should mention: The largest rental company in the Gaslight District has an office in the neighborhood. In fact, it’s within close walking distance of all the other locations mentioned in this blog entry. That accessibility is one of the things that sets Gaslight Property apart from other rental agencies. From studio apartments to 6 bedroom houses & everything in between, we’ve got exactly what you want and exactly what you need! To see some of the apartments, come visit us or contact one of our leasing specialists.
The Ludlow Garage has a storied history that goes back to its first incarnation, with musicians like the Allman Brothers, Santana, and BB King performing there.
Far from resting on its laurels, however, the new Ludlow Garage has been very ambitious in its booking. We’re lucky to be able to see artists like Rickie Lee Jones, Macy Gray, Jonathan Richman, and Adrian Belew in such an intimate space.
The venue should also be commended for hosting such interesting, forward-thinking bands as New Mastersounds, the Levin Brothers (they’re coming on Saturday, January 18th!), and Nektar. Suddenly music that usually skips over Cincinnati appears right in the center of town.
And this morning’s newsflash tells us that the Ludlow Garage is going to host Rodriguez. That’s right, the legend whose story you may have seen on 60 Minutes or in the movie, Searching for Sugar Man. The concert will take on Valentine’s Day, which, better yet, is on a Friday this year. I have a strong hunch that many people’s Valentine’s Day plans just got a lot simpler. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10am on Friday, January 14. To order tickets, click this link. See you at the show!