When vinyl emporium Plaid Room Records moved to its new digs on West Loveland Avenue in early November, it virtually tripled its existing footprint. What does that mean for music lovers? We can now leisurely peruse through the 26,000-plus inventory with plenty of elbow room. You’ll also want to keep an eye on Plaid Room Records’ Facebook page for details on the grand opening of the performance space later this season.
A Cue from Cupid
Since 1975, Loveland has held dear the tradition of a “Valentine Lady,” an honor for many Loveland natives. Nominated by locals and reviewed by the Chamber of Commerce, the Valentine Lady exemplifies goodwill, love, friendship and generosity for the community—visiting various schools and functions to spread cheer in the land of love. This year’s Valentine Lady is Dr. Kathryn Lorenz. Her name will be added to the hallowed plaque on the Loveland Bike Trail that enshrines her place in Loveland’s rich history.
Back to the Future
Movers, Makers and Mid-Century Modern: 20th Century Cincinnati from Queen City Shows returns Feb. 23-24 to showcase the fabulously identifiable and mold-breaking work of artists between WWI and the Information Age. For this year’s 25th anniversary, Wayne Husted, Blenko Glass Company’s “most collected designer,” will be in attendance displaying his work as well as selling his contemporary glass. At the Sharonville Convention Center. Show admission is $8, but an exclusive Java Preview option offers early entry, pre-show shopping and a full weekend pass: $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
Ramsey’s Trailside is a new Loveland restaurant offering healthy, fresh options for the whole family, with unique dishes (try the Moroccan quinoa bowl!) from chef Joshua Walden. It’s part of the Paxton Grill family of restaurants and is named after one of Loveland’s founders, William Ramsey. Yet another phoenix to rise from the fire that devastated this historic block, Ramsey’s Trailside includes a fully enclosed patio, rooftop deck and dedicated bar overlooking the bike trail—making it an ideal stop for happy hour after a ride or for an evening out with your neighbors.