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Three Acts: Feeding Over-the-Rhine

  • People's Liberty 1805 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH (map)

This time we're focusing on Feeding Over-The-Rhine. Join the Over-the-Rhine Museum for an engaging evening of conversation about building community through food


Our featured speakers are:


Marvin Smith, “Mr. Ollie,” has been owner of Ollie's Trolley on Liberty Street since December of 1993 when he bought the trolley and moved it from its original location at 6th and Sycamore. Marvin takes pride in being a visible testimonial to the success of black owned businesses.


Joe Tucker is the youngest son of Maynie and Escom Tucker, who migrated to Cincinnati, from Russell County, Kentucky in 1941. They supported the operation of three restaurants during the 1950's open 24 hours, 365 days a year. The Tucker family have recently reopened their restaurant after a fire, and continue to be a neighborhood meeting place and defacto community center.


Kate Zaidan is the second generation owner/operator of Dean's Mediterranean Imports in Findlay Market. A perpetual foodie, she enjoys running her father's 30-year old business-- a unique assortment of fresh nuts, spices and specialty foods. Kate is passionate about bringing people together through food, and is very involved in the Findlay Market District community of merchants, shoppers and friends.




First launched in July 2015, the Three Acts in Over-The-Rhine lecture series brings in local historians, advocates, and residents of Over-the-Rhine for three short talks. The event is open to the public, but there is a suggested donation of $5.


This event is generously funded by Fuel Cincinnati.

Earlier Event: November 3
Three Acts in Over-the-Rhine