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Photos: Sneak Peek of the NEW Newport on the Levee


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By Jessie Eden

If you're a Fort Thomas resident, you may see a very familiar shop at the Levee. 

Colonel De Gourmet Herbs and Spices is just one of the many new shops to open its doors at the newly revamped Newport on the Levee Grand Opening this weekend.

The "new" gallery space at the Levee

In fact, if you're looking for a fun way to kick off summer, make sure you swing by the Newport on the Levee and support some of these local business owners that are celebrating that next step in expanding their businesses -- beautiful brick and mortar locations within the fully renovated Gallery space of the Levee.

The Gallery, just outside the entrance to "Trade".

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Grand Opening Weekend

Starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, the Newport on the Levee will kick off its special Grand Opening event which includes;

10:30 a.m.
Public ribbon cutting ceremony in the Plaza to celebrate the grand opening of the new Newport on the Levee. After the ribbon cutting, kids are invited to participate in the fun with custom Newport on the Levee tie-dye t-shirt-making 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Live music by Floyd and The Walkmen

3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Live music by Loopman Dan in The Plaza.

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Music includes DJ Jules + DJ Patrick with a fireworks show at 9 p.m

Additionally, guests will be able to experience several art encounters, including live muralist Heidi Schwatz from Paint Your Event in the Gallery Building painting photos of the city skyline and other landmarks near the Levee, as well as a personalized tote bag artist in Trade™.

17 new shops & restaurants

The Gallery is now home to 17 new retailers and restaurants in the renovated space consisting of a 113,000-square-foot gathering area for the community. 

Permanent storefronts opening at or adjacent to the Gallery Building include Native®, Wooden Cask, Pizzazz Interiors, Little Spoon Bakery, Bon Mi Street, Bluegrass and Sass and Colonel De Spices. 

Wooden Cask Brewing Company, which has another location on York Street in Newport, is slated to open its Levee location this summer. In the meantime, the brewery will still have a temporary bar set up in the Gallery and will be selling drinks on the patio during events.

Beeline, a full-scale cocktail bar with an expansive outdoor patio, will open this fall.

The new "Trade" Space 

Several of the new shop concepts are housed in a space within The Gallery called "Trade". Here's a brief outline of some of them;

Ten Thousand Villages has all different kinds of fair trade gift items. It is the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization and has been creating income opportunities for artisans in developing countries for 60 years by bringing their products and stories to markets throughout Cincinnati. 

Ten Thousand Villages has two other locations besides the Levee -- O'Bryonville/Hyde Park and The Shops at Harpers Point on Montgomery Road.

Leaf & Limb carries all kinds of plants, quirky pots and garden decor. 

Queen City Cotton Candy is a concept that started as a food stand and is now a pop up shop within the Gallery. The shop even offers unique wedding or birthday party favors.

Queen City Cotton Candy

LuckyKat is a women's clothing shop featuring all kinds of eclectic finds.

AnewClothing is a vintage concept highlighting 'pre-loved clothing' and giving it a new life. The shop features children's clothes to women's clothes.

J. Saladino is an athletic wear brand established in 2015.

Bridgeview Box Park debuts new line-up

The new lineup at Bridgeview Box Park will debut the following businesses; 4EG’s The Buzz, Kon-Tiki, West Sixth Brewing, Blackmarket Saloon and CrepeGuys.

CrepeGuys debuts at NOTL's Bridgeview Box Park

Summer Music Series at the Levee

The Levee also kicked off its seasonal music series this week. Every Thursday from now until Septemeber 2, guests can enjoy live music from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the full line up here. 

Check out more photos of the Levee's new businesses below and click here to learn more.

Artifact, a new store inside "Trade" in The Gallery

Seating area, located just across from the Bridgeview Box Park, in front of the Newport Aquarium.

The inside of The Gallery

Leaf & Limb inside "Trade"

Leaf & Limb

Pizzazz Interiors is located just outside The Gallery doors

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