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As a new addition to Cincinnati’s retail landscape, Avondale Town Center is a haven that brings together convenience, wellness, and a sense of community.

Welcome to the redeveloped Avondale Town Center, a home to several Black-owned businesses and various service agencies at 3539, 3545, and 3559 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH. This expanded 11-acre mixed-use development features 119 mixed-income rental apartments and over 75,000 square feet of commercial space. Shopping, dining, medical, and personal care options are all available. The center is a significant enhancement to Cincinnati’s Avondale community.

When on Reading Road next time, don’t miss visiting these establishments.

Altev Community Pharmacy

North Building, Suite 104
Phone:  513-776-4580
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Altev Community Pharmacy is a Black-owned prescription drug store. Under the leadership of CEO Emmanuel Ayanjoke, RPh., The Pharmacy offers world-class pharmaceutical care, prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, and a free discount plan to reduce costs and co-pays. Discounts of up to 80 percent off generic and up to 20 percent off brand pet drugs with a human equivalent are also available. 

Cincinnati Healing Arts

North Building, Suite 103
Phone: 513-376-3996
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Cincinnati Healing Arts is a trusted chiropractor and nutrition clinic dedicated to enhancing holistic well-being. It provides personalized care and expert guidance and helps individuals achieve optimal health through a balanced chiropractic care and nutrition approach. Cincinnati Healing Arts is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a comprehensive health and wellness approach.

Saturday Morning Vibes

South Building, Suite 101
Phone: 513-801-6058
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Saturday Morning Vibes is a 90s-themed breakfast restaurant that serves hot breakfast sandwiches, bagels, parfaits, muffins, hot and iced coffee, and hot and cold cereal. It is the perfect place to take a trip back in time and enjoy a delicious breakfast in a fun and nostalgic atmosphere. It is an excellent place to grab a bite, meet friends, work remotely, pick up breakfast for yourself or everyone at work, and host a party!

The Genesis Collection

South Building, Suite 102
Phone: 513-680-9806
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The Genesis Collection is a women’s fashion brand celebrating individuality and self-expression. Our jewelry, statement pieces, and shoes are designed to help you express your unique style with the latest trends. They offer many styles for bold statement pieces or simple and elegant accessories. Shop The Genesis Collection today and express your unique style.

Urban League Center for Social Justice

South Building, Suite 107-B
Phone: 513-281-9955
The Urban League, a prominent African American advocacy, education, and development organization, has a new Center for Social Justice in the shopping center. The Center collaborates with local communities and policymakers to advocate for police reforms, voting rights, education equity, and health equity in Southwestern Ohio. The Center also engages in policy advocacy, data collection and reporting, community education, and organizing to advance racial equity in our region.

Water Lily Learning Center

North Building
Phone: 513-808-9696
Water Lily Learning Center is a Black-owned and woman-owned childcare provider allowing infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners to learn in a safe, educational, creative, and fun atmosphere. Garri Davis and Dakari Jones operate the center, dedicated to nurturing infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-kindergarteners. The commitment to excellence in early childhood education is evident, solidifying their position as a cornerstone in Avondale.

Ambrose H. Clement Health Center (UC Health)

North Building
Phone: 513-357-7320
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UC Health’s Ambrose H. Clement Health Center is a community-based organization that provides comprehensive, affordable, and accessible healthcare services to all, regardless of income or insurance status. The Center houses dedicated medical professionals ready to address patients’ healthcare needs and offers comprehensive medical services.

West Building
Phone: 513-429-2247
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City Trends is a go-to clothing store for fashion enthusiasts looking for discounted, trendy apparel. With a wide range of stylish options at affordable prices, it’s the perfect destination to stay fashionable without breaking the bank. The atmosphere at City Trends is fun and inviting, making it a great place to shop for new clothes.

City Gear

West Building
Phone: 513-441-7084
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City Gear is a premier urban clothing store that offers a vibrant collection of stylish apparel and footwear. From trendy clothing to the latest shoe releases, it’s the ultimate destination for urban fashion enthusiasts seeking top-notch style. City Gear is the go-to spot for streetwear enthusiasts looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Clean Living (Super Laundry)

West Building
Phone: 513-873-5939
Email: [email protected]
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Clean Living Super Laundry is the perfect place to wash, dry, and fold your laundry. With our efficient, clean, and modern facilities, you can be sure that your clothing will be fresh and clean, regardless of the time of day or night. They offer affordable services and are open 24/7.

Fifth Third Bank ATM

Parking Lot
Fifth Third Bank ATMs offer various services, including cash withdrawals, deposits, balance inquiries, and bill payments. These services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can always do your banking.

The Residences (Apartments)

North Building
Phone: 513-988-7550
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The Residences at Avondale Center offers residential apartments, creating a seamless blend of convenience and community. Experience the benefits of living near a vibrant retail environment where shopping, dining, and entertainment are mere steps away from your doorstep.

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Opening Soon in the Avondale Town Center

Country Meat Market Company

South Building, Suite 107-A
Country Meat Market Company, a brand-new grocery store, will offer a selection of quality meats, fresh produce, pantry staples, and specialty items. Whether planning a family feast, looking for local brands, or fresh produce, get everything you need to satisfy your kitchen and taste buds. Country Meat Market Company is committed to supporting the local community by sourcing its products from local farmers and businesses whenever possible.

Zola’s Avondale

South Building, Suites 105 & 106
Zola’s offers Afro-Latino fusion cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it plans to provide live music and comedic entertainment. Enjoy a delectable meal, gather with friends and family, or savor a moment of culinary bliss in its welcoming and vibrant setting. Zola’s is always looking for new ways to entertain and delight its guests, so stay tuned for upcoming events and announcements!

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The Safety and Convenience of the Avondale Town Center

Avondale Town Center is committed to providing guests with a safe and secure environment. The security measures are designed to deter crime and protect guests in the event of an incident. Avondale Town Center also encourages guests to be aware of their surroundings.

Benefits of Avondale Town Center

  • Adjacent to public transportation
  • Minutes to I-71 and I-75
  • Off-street parking
  • On-site dining, retail, and offices
  • Close to Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
  • Close to both Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati

With a diverse range of businesses under one roof, the Avondale Town Center is poised to become an easy destination for all shopping and errand needs and is set to positively impact the community. The town center is an exciting addition that will enhance the lives of Avondale residents.

About the Avondale Town Center

Since the beginning of 2017, The Community Builders (TCB) has been working alongside the Avondale Coalition of Churches and the Avondale Development Corporation to bring this project to life. The support from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Cincinnati, and other organizations has made this vision a reality.

Avondale Town Center is the final phase of the transformation of Avondale Choice Neighborhoods. Thanks to a $29.5 million grant in 2012, the project has revitalized the Reading Road corridor and provided 319 apartment homes at The Pointes at Avondale. Commercial development and various services have also contributed to the neighborhood’s growth.

With Moody Nolan as the architect and HGC Construction leading the way, Avondale Town Center showcases the power of collaboration. TCB is dedicated to promoting economic inclusion and creating job opportunities through this development.

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Written by William Fisher

William Fisher is a dedicated writer at The Voice of Black Cincinnati, focusing on workforce development, jobs, community events, and local history. With a deep appreciation for Cincinnati's rich heritage and vibrant community, William's work offers invaluable resources and insights, helping to connect residents with their city's past and present opportunities. His expertise and dedication make him a vital part of the team. Connect with William on LinkedIn to explore his work and impact on the community.