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The North region is a focal point for growth. BY MIKE BOYER

Discover All That the North Has to Offer The northern suburbs of Cincinnati, what we here at Cincy Magazine refer to as the North, offer plenty of amenities for longtime residents or those new to the region. From shopping centers and malls that satisfy any need, to local and chain restaurants that serve fast- to exotic food, to entertainment destinations that range from thrilling roller coasters to peaceful floats down scenic rivers, the North certainly has it all. We hope you enjoy reading about some of your favorite—or even discovering some new—shopping, dining or entertainment destinations here in the North.

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The North Region is a Focal Point for Growth J

ust what is the North? It’s the growing area at the focal point of the Cincinnati-Dayton megalopolis, the network of large and small communities evolving into a single urban area between the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton. It’s roughly defined by the editors of Cincy Magazine as the area north of state Route 126/Ronald Regan Highway in Hamilton County and south of state Route 122 across Butler and Warren counties. That’s just geography. The North is also where thousands of people live, work and play. It includes some of southwest Ohio’s fastest-growing communities such as West Chester Township, the city of Mason and Deerfield Township and some of its oldest communities such as the city of Hamilton (named for Alexander Hamilton and founded in 1791) and the city of Lebanon (which dates from 1802). It includes thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses and some of the region’s largest and best-known employers such as Procter & Gamble Co., GE Aviation, the Kroger Co. and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield Ohio. It is home to the growing “Health Care Highway” along Interstate 75 with new facilities by some of the region’s largest health-care providers such as the Christ Hospital Health Network, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center and UC Health’s West Chester Hospital. It’s also home to the regional campuses of Miami University, Sinclair Community College’s Mason center and vocational education centers such as Butler Tech, Great Oaks Career campuses and the Warren County Career Center. The North also offers a variety of retail and entertainment options such as Miami Valley Gaming and King’s Island to Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield and Liberty Center, the multiuse community in Liberty Township. n 6

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TOP: The North is home to several higher-education facilities, such as Sinclair Community College’s Mason campus. MIDDLE: From gaming to harness racing to dining to musical entertainment Miami Valley Gaming offers something for everyone. LEFT: Kings Island is billed as the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest.


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Top Eight Entertainment Destinations No matter what time of year it is there are always plenty of entertainment options in the northern suburbs of the Greater Cincinnati region. From the popular Kings Island amusement park to the back-to-nature canoe trips down the Little Miami River the North provides all types of enjoyment, relaxation and excitement for residents and visitors alike.

Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Park

When it’s cold outside families can still satisfy their itch to swim at the Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Park, which is located next to Kings Island. Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Park features an indoor water park with slides, raft rides and a water-fort treehouse. For landlubbers, Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Park also offers games, adventures and lots of activities for the kids.

Morgan’s Canoe Livery at Ft. Ancient

Built in 1969 at 5701 state Route 350 in Oregonia, this was the first livery on the Little Miami River and it remains the only canoe, kayak and rafting outfitter on the Ft. Ancient Gorge of the Little Miami River. In addition, at the facility’s Riverside Campground and Cabins, located three miles downriver from Ft. Ancient, visitors can stay and camp along the river.

Kings Island

The king of entertainment venues in the North is Kings Island amusement park in Mason, which opened in 1972 and drew an estimated 3.38 million visitors in 2016, according to the Themed Entertainment Association. Roller coaster fans can enjoy 15 coasters, including the park’s newest one, Mystic Timbers, which was voted as the Best New Ride in 2017 by Amusement Today. Kings Island also was named the Best Kids’ Area in the world in 2017 for the 17th consecutive year by Amusement Today. S P R I N G 2 0 18 : : B E S T O F T H E N O R T H

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EN T ERTA INMEN T EnterTRAINment Junction

EnterTRAINment Junction at 7379 Squire Court in West Chester is the family entertainment center for train enthusiasts. This facility includes the world’s largest indoor train display, a children’s play area where kids can climb, slide and crawl through tunnels and the A-Maze-N Funhouse designed like an old-time circus midway. Kids can also engineer their own locomotive around a track in a hand-cranked railroad car or hop on board a narrow gauge train ride.

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Its teachers serve more than 17,000 students daily on Butler Tech’s five campuses and in classrooms within its 10 associate school districts. Butler Tech also serves adult students with programs in health care, industry, public safety, commercial trucking, drone piloting, high school diploma programs and English as a second language.

Butler Tech West Chester Campus is strategically located along Interstate 75 medical corridor to provide health-care education and spur growth in the biomedical sector.

Butler Tech is one of Ohio’s largest career technical centers, serving more than 17,000 students in grades 7-12 and more than 2,000 adult learners.

Butler Tech LeSourdsville Campus—its newest campus in the city of Monroe—will provide adult education in health care and advanced manufacturing. Butler Tech School of the Arts is Butler County’s only high school focused on education in dance, music and visual arts. Butler Tech has been awarded nearly 3,000 college credits through Ohio College Credit Plus and Ohio Tech Prep. Adult Education: 87 percent completion rate, 94 percent licensure rate and 80 percent employment rate.

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The Beach Waterpark

Another attraction in Mason is The Beach Waterpark, a 35-acre facility with slides, rides and attractions all surrounded by live palm trees, white ocean sands, waterfalls and crashing waves. A zip line even takes riders soaring high above The Beach Waterpark’s heated wave pool. There’s also swimming lessons, birthday party packages and an indoor arcade available. S P R I N G 2 0 18 : : B E S T O F T H E N O R T H

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EN T ERTA INMEN T Top Golf

One of the newest entertainment destinations in the area is Top Golf, a high-tech driving range located in West Chester Township at 9568 Water Front Drive. Amenities include more than 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, leagues, lessons, a full-service restaurant and bars, private event spaces and meeting rooms, along with a rooftop terrace with fire pit.

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Lazer Kraze

This entertainment venue at 7082 Columbia Road in Maineville combines the exhilaration of competing in laser tag games along with an exciting and physically fun indoor trampoline park. And if that’s not enough, then the Hologate virtual reality gaming experience with advanced graphic technology, the Time Freak arena where quickly hitting lighted buttons increases the score and a traditional arcade area with the latest in video and redemption games is sure to offer something fun for everyone.

Waynesville, Ohio: Where you’ll ‘find it’!

Whatever it is you’re looking for can probably be found ADVERTISER among our 40 shops: From PROFILE hand crafted furniture to antiques. From architectural salvage to the area’s largest selection of fabrics. From industrial to farmhouse. From primitives to fresh fudge or gourmet coffee! From our gift shops and boutiques to our restaurants. From our miles of bike trails to our miles of canoeing adventures. Ranked among Cincy Magazine’s Top Communities and Winner of the waynesvilleshops.com Best of the North Award.

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hatever it is you’re looking for can probably be found among our 40 shops: From hand crafted furniture to antiques. From architectural salvage to the area’s largest selection of fabrics. From industrial to farmhouse. From primitives to fresh fudge or gourmet coffee! From our gift shops and boutiques to our restaurants. From our miles of bike trails to our miles of canoeing adventures. Ranked among Cincy Magazine’s Top Communities and Winner of the Best of the North Award.

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Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival takes place at 10542 E. state Route 73 in Waynesville every weekend in September and October at a 30-acre permanent village that has been authentically and historically recreated in the flavor of 16th Century England. Entertainment includes full-armored jousting, musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers, sword-fighters, storytellers and hundreds of costumed performers in nearly 100 shows daily. The festival also includes arts and crafts, food and drinks.


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MIAMI VALLEY GAMING

6000 state Route 63 • Lebanon, OH 45036 513-934-7070 • miamivalleygaming.com

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iami Valley Gaming & Racing LLC is a powerhouse partnership between two gaming, racing and hospitality leaders: Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, part of global hospitality provider Delaware North Companies, and Churchill Downs Inc., operator of the world-renowned Churchill Downs Racetrack—home of the Kentucky Derby. The facility is located midway between Dayton and Cincinnati—just off of Interstate 75 at Exit 29. Miami Valley Gaming features over 1,800 state-of-the-art video lottery terminals, a racing simulcast center, two outdoor gaming patios and Miami Valley Raceway: a 5/8-mile harness racetrack with a season starting in January and running through early May. The indoor grandstand accommodates more than 1,000 guests and the along with the track (when not racing) is home to concerts, festivals, trade shows and special events.

Patrons have several dining options, including Cin City Sea & Steak, Acres Seasonal Buffet and Trifecta, three fast-casual eateries in one. The Center Bar, located in the middle of the gaming floor, features a giant TV screen, perfect to watch all your favorite sporting events. Over 100 TVs on the gaming floor also carry

sporting events. Center Bar also features the best local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday and offers a broad selection of cocktails, spirits, wines, craft brews and other beers at its signature Center Bar and the 1803 Bar. A large, free parking lot is also part of the facility.


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9 Restaurants to Excite Your Taste Buds For those who live in the North there is no shortage of dining options. Cities are no longer the only place to find a variety of cuisines—the area north of Ronald Reagan Highway is home to Asian food of all kinds, traditional barbecue, comfort food favorites and more. If you’re looking for something new, exciting or just delicious the following eight restaurants offer that and more.

Gracie’s

Gracie’s in downtown Middletown mixes high-end touches with comfort-food classics for a menu that is both familiar and new. Its burger, for example, features crispy onion straws, bacon jam, Cambozola (a cow’s milk cheese that is a mix between French cream cheese and Gorgonzola) and arugula. Many of the menu items are staples, but Gracie’s also has a theme each night, such as Meatloaf Mondays and Fried Chicken Wednesdays, that makes each evening different. 1131 Central Ave., Middletown. graciesmiddletown.com

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The Pacific Kitchen

For those looking to taste the flavors of the Pacific Rim while staying close to home The Pacific Kitchen in Montgomery offers ingredients from 22 different countries. In fact, the flag of each item’s country is listed alongside the dishes in the menu. The menu’s 11 pages ensure that everyone in the family can find something to enjoy while trying something new. 8300 Market Place Lane, Montgomery. thepacific.kitchen

Cozy Café & Pub

With Cozy Café & Pub diners can expect classics with a twist. The menu features items like its fried chicken (which comes with a chili infused maple syrup), short rib fries (duck fat fries side egg) and a charred Caesar salad. 6440 Cincinnati Dayton Road, Liberty Township. cozyscafeandpub.com

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DINING Jag’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Jag’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, located in West Chester, is known for the quality of its food as well as its awards. It’s won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Best Steakhouse in Ohio by Business Insider and others. All steaks are topped with fried onion straws and a veal demi-glace. Diners can also enjoy the restaurant’s raw bar and pasta dishes. 5980 West Chester Road, West Chester. jags.com

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Wildflower Café

Thai Koon Kitchen

Thai Koon Kitchen in West Chester specializes in traditional Thai flavors served in both classic and new dishes. The menu covers everything from spring rolls and crab Rangoon to pad Kra Pow (a stir fry with onion, red and green peppers, and green beans in a chili-garlic sauce) and lava chicken (fried chicken with vegetable and pineapple chunks in a sweet chili sauce). 9114 W. West Chester Towne Center Road, West Chester. thaikoonkitchen.com

Two Cities Pizza

Mason’s Two Cities Pizza makes it so that pizza lovers don’t have to choose between New York and Chicago pizza styles. Those who favor New York can order the cabbie, a New York-style pizza that feature gouda, bacon, red onion, potato, scallion, chipotle aioli drizzle and garlic crema drizzle while those who favor Chicago can order the deep-dish Yul Kravitz featuring garlic spinach, pepperoni and chunky red sauce. 202 W. Main St., Mason. twocitiespizza.com

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For those looking for seasonal dining Wildflower Café in Mason is worth a visit. The restaurant is located inside a converted farmhouse and uses its farm roots as inspiration for its menu. The restaurant changes its menu seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. For example, the winter menu featured Chardonnay Roasted Local Squash and Dogwood Farm Chicken Pot Pie. 207 E. Main St., Mason. wildflowergourmetcafe.com


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EDDIE MERLOT’S PRIME BEEF AND SEAFOOD 10808 Montgomery Road • Cincinnati, OH 45242 513-489-1212 • eddiemerlots.com

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uality, exceptional service and an unparalleled atmosphere have made Eddie Merlot’s one of America’s great steakhouses! But who is Eddie Merlot? Bill Humphries, founder of Eddie Merlot’s, is a well-known wine connoisseur. In fact, Bill’s talent for choosing appropriate dinner wine was one of his responsibilities as a board member for a worldwide corporation. At one such dinner, Ed, a new member, asked Bill to surprise him with a great wine. When the wine—a Merlot—was served Ed was exceedingly impressed and told Bill, “From now on, always order the Merlot.” “And from now on,” Bill replied, “you’re Eddie Merlot.” To this day, that’s what Ed’s fellow board members call him. Eddie Merlot’s is an homage to the man and his love of a great steak, a great glass of wine and a good story. You are welcomed to Eddie Merlot’s in the same spirit! They strive to offer nothing but the best— which is why they go to such lengths to serve you the exceptional prime aged steaks upon which the restaurant has built its reputation. The chef carefully selects the freshest and finest ingredients available in the preparation of classic and unique creations. They start with U.S.D.A. Prime beef. Only 2 percent of all U.S. beef is awarded this superior certification. They age it naturally for a minimum of 21 days, to an exceptional standard of tenderness and flavor. The chef then personally selects each piece for the optimum proportion of marbling and texture before hand-cutting and seasoning the thick, tender, and juicy steaks to your specifications. Eddie Merlot’s features a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, entrees, desserts and accompaniments complemented by the finest wines and cocktails.

with flexibility in room set up and complete AV equipment for presentations. Also, the entire restaurant is available for large corporate and charity events. Eddie Merlot’s offers a rewards program called the Platinum Club. Each time you dine you will receive points for every dollar spent on food. As your club points add up you become eligible for rewards and special membership benefits. In addition, you will receive information on special events and offers. These may include double-point days, theme dinners, wine tastings, members-only events, memberTheir extensive wine list has more than priced wine selections and entrées, plus 300 wines that are carefully selected by surprise bonus rewards. the beverage director. The restaurant is not limited to a corporate wine list, and From the moment you arrive, Eddie Mercan include wines that are requested by lot’s talented culinary and hospitality teams are dedicated to providing you and their guests and unique to the area. your guests with an exceptional experiThe private rooms are beautifully deco- ence! rated, with windows for natural lighting and fireplaces to create an inviting atmo- For reservations, you may contact the ressphere. They are the perfect setting for taurant at 513-489-1212, eddiemerlots. dinners, receptions, luncheons, meetings com, or on opentable.com. and celebrations. Four private dining areas accommodate from 10-300 guests,


DINING SmoQ

SmoQ’s barbecue is all about the smoke—all the meats are cooked low and slow over wood. Chicken, brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more are featured on the menu. While emphasis is put on the cooking process, SmoQ also serves up a variety of sauces, such as “Burnin” Peter, Carolina Hot and Kansas City Sweet. 275 Pictoria Drive, Springdale. smoqbbq.com

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RIVERTOWN BREWERY & BARREL HOUSE 6550 Hamilton Lebanon Road • Monroe, Ohio 45044 513-360-7839 • rivertownbrewery.com

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ivertown Brewery & Barrel House is a family-owned craft brewery and slow-smoked barbecue restaurant in Monroe, Ohio. Founded in 2009 in a 2,000-square-foot space in Lockland, Ohio, Rivertown grew to a 26,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in January of 2017 focusing on innovation in all they do. Featuring inventive, bold, award-winning craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, mouth-watering slow-smoked barbecue, house-made root beer and free play vintage arcade games, Rivertown is a place that guests of all ages are welcomed and will enjoy.

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Lotus Pad

Liberty Township’s Lotus Pad believes in using fresh and organic ingredients in its Asian-inspired dishes. Organic chicken, beef and pork; wild seafood; farm eggs; and organic vegetables can be found all over the menu. In addition to traditional favorites like pad Thai, drunken noodles and cashew chicken, adventurous eaters can try the pumpkin curry (curry, pork belly, kobocha squash, peanuts, green beans and shitake mushrooms) or crying tiger (wagyu steak, Thai chili spice rub, tomatoes, cucumbers, baby spinach and mint). 7521 Gibson St., Liberty Township. lotuspad.net

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Show and Tell on the Farm WHEN

Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sundays 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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FREE programs for all ages No Registration Necessary

ABOUT Come on over to Chrisholm Historic Farmstead for Show & Tell on the Farm. Each day will feature different themes with special guest stars – some furry & some feathery – crafts, and games! Come for any length of time. Designed to delight kids and kids at heart!

May 3 – May Day

June 3 – Chicken Chat

May 6 – Herbalicious

June 7 – Batty About Bats

May 10 – Magnificent Moms

June 10 – Rainbow Gardens

May 17 – Dandelions Delight

June 14 – Fabulous Fathers

May 20 – Goat Jamboree

June 21 – Summer Solstice on the Farm

May 24 – Busy Bees

June 24 – Yoga on the Farm

May 31 – Bug Bites

June 28 – Farming with a Full Moon *There will be no Show & Tell on the Farm programs on May 13th, May 27th, and June 17th.

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Shop Till You Drop Spring provides the perfect excuse for a new wardrobe and shopping places across the North have got you covered. From bargain-friendly shopping centers to luxurious malls overflowing with op-

Deerfield Towne Center

5503 Deerfield Blvd., Deerfield Township Deerfield Towne Center is the quintessential go-to shopping center for kids, teens, adults and grandparents— there’s a store perfect for everyone to shop at (not to mention the variety of yummy places to grab a bite to eat)!

tions, shoppers from any nook of the North can successfully find the perfect spring apparel.

The Streets of West Chester

9465 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester This shopping plaza is perfect for any Sunday fun-day or date night. The Streets of Westchester is home to several stores, a handful of delicious restaurants and a movie theater, suitable for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

Shops at Harper’s Point

11340 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township Harper’s Point is home to a cluster of stores and restaurants, based in an outdoor setting with ample parking.

Liberty Center

7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township Opened less than three years ago, Liberty Center hosts an array of fun shopping activities and then some for any family, couple or individual! Grab dinner at Brio, admire

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Bridgewater Falls

3385 Princeton Road, Fairfield Township Want bigger stores to broaden your shopping horizon? Bridgewater Falls has got you. With popular large chain stores and restaurant favorites on top of its central location, this shopping center won’t let you down.

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SHOPPING Cincinnati Premium Outlets

400 Premium Outlets Drive, Monroe Looking for a designer pair of shoes without the hefty price tag? This outdoor outlet mall has got you covered, with great sales at popular stores like J. Crew, Gap, Coach and beyond.

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Tri-County Mall

11700 Princeton Pike, Springdale This faithful mall has been a shopping staple of the area for many years and covers any essential items shoppers might need.

Northgate Mall

9501 Colerain Ave., Colerain Township Despite a few vacant store spaces, this mall is on the upswing through attractions like the attached movie theater, brand new restaurants and staple stores like ULTA.

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Grand Antique Mall

6000 Glenway Ave., Westwood This retail plaza hosts a strong lineup of national retailers, including favorites like Target, T.J.Maxx and Bed Bath & Beyond. Just off of Glenway Avenue, this shopping plaza is a good go-to for any shopper.

9701 Reading Road, Reading Go old-school cool for an afternoon and explore the intricate finds at Grand Antique Mall, a 27,000-square-foot space full of valuable collectibles open every day for

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Kenwood Towne Center

7875 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township Kenwood Towne Center offers both high-fashion stores like Michael Kors and Anthropologie as well as department stores like Dillard’s and Macy’s. The mall is also home to stores in categories like technology, furniture, outdoor gear and beyond. With a large selection of eating options on top of its large array of shopping destinations Kenwood Towne Center is a sure-fire go-to.

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SH O PPI N G SHOPPING Eastgate Mall

4601 Eastgate Blvd., Union Township, Clermont County Eastgate Mall has a wide variety of popular stores perfect for any age—not to mention the ample parking and convenient location right off the highway.

Glenway Crossing

Glenway Crossing

5080 Glencrossing Way, Westwood On the hunt for deals? Glenway Crossing has got you covered with a handful of bargain-based stores to browse, like Tuesday Morning or Bargain Hunt. Not to mention, it’s surrounded by several popular stores just down the road, like Target, T.J. Maxx and Dick’s.

Anderson Towne Center

7578 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township 30

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Western Hills Plaza

Anderson Towne Center has got it all: Shoppers can browse a wide array of stores and afterward recharge with a bite to eat,

sit and relax while enjoying the gorgeous scenery and catch a movie at this open-air shopping center. n


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