Artichoke, an Ohio-based gourmet housewares store located in the historic Over-The-Rhine area of Cincinnati, was honored with the Property Development of the Year award at the OTR Chamber’s Annual Awards. Each year, the awards program recognizes outstanding individuals and businesses that have contributed to the revitalization of area and are dedicated to the community.
Brad and Karen Hughes, owners of Artichoke, officially opened the store in 2016 after renovating the 150-year-old building that now houses it. The couple repurposed a number of materials during the renovation, and the building itself is now LEED-Silver Certified. The couple has also launched a number of initiatives to drive growth not only for the store but also for other OTR businesses and the community itself.
According to the OTR Chamber, the event draws more than 400 attendees, and this year will be held on March 15 at Memorial Hall in OTR.