Walnut and Gano Building

Cincinnati, OH

Situated across from the Aronoff Center for the Arts, the Walnut and Gano Building has become an anchor for downtown activity, serving business patrons for lunch and five o’€™ clock socializing and theater guests for dinner and late evening gatherings. It has become a symbol of positive urban development for the City of Cincinnati. Walnut and Gano was envisioned as a key part of the newly planned Backstage Entertainment District in Downtown Cincinnati. The design of this new two-story infill building was to replace several dilapidated structures creating space for two new restaurants€“ Uno’€™s and Nicholson’€™s€“ each independently owned and operated. It was the first privately funded project within this new city-created district. This project also had to take into consideration building construction within the tight parameters of a downtown context.