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Developers hope to bring Incline District back to life

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The Incline Business District of East Price Hill has undergone some major development over the last couple years, and there is more interest now than ever to bring the area back to life. 

The people behind the project got some big news this week that could make a 250-seat 'Incline Theatre' become a reality very soon.

One of the people responsible for the neighborhood turnaround is Bill Burwinkle.

"Those entrepreneurs who are looking to have an opportunity to live their dream. We are hoping they are going to come along, and they're going to be the folks to get involved with the Incline District," said Burwinkle.

In 2010, a master plan for the district was unveiled with plans to renovate and beautify the Price Avenue streetscape. Developers say much of that work is contingent upon building the Incline Theatre on Price Avenue.

The project got word this week it will qualify for a higher amount of New Market Tax Credit from the federal government.

"That means about a $2.1-$2.2 million benefit to the entire project. You can see that it is making this very, very close to reality," said Cincinnati Landmark Productions Executive Director Tim Perrino.

This news excites already existing businesses in the area.

"We want to make this more of a destination so you come here and visit Primavista. You visit Incline and the other bars and restaurants that I'm sure are going to come," said Incline Public House General Manager Dan Alto.

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