Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Andy Brownfield.
An Over-the-Rhine business accelerator that wants to give a boost to the area’s residents along with the neighborhood as a whole graduated its first class of entrepreneurs, and it’s already accepting applications for its second.
Mortar was created by three OTR entrepreneurs – Allen Woods, William Thomas and Derrick Braziel– to make sure longtime residents of the neighborhood weren’t left behind with its redevelopment. Its first class included a vegan Jamaican soul food restaurant, urban clothing store, handmade clothing line and Philly cheesesteak restaurant, among others.
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Originally published April 24, 2015.