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Newport on the Levee Announces Winners Who Gave Creative Design Feedback

More than 3,000 people shared ideas with Newport on the Levee's management team on what they would like to see at the entertainment destination as it undergoes a $100 million transformation.

The Levee posed the question to the community following the closure of longtime restaurant tenant Mitchell's Fish Market.

Executives from North American Properties, the Cincinnati-based firm that purchased the Levee for $100 million late last year, met last week with the two winners it identified for providing the most thoughtful and creative feedback.

Adam Siegel, of Villa Hills, and Mary Beth Crocker, of Newport, were selected.

They and their families were invited to a celebratory luncheon and will also attend a future design meeting with Newport on the Levee's design and leasing team, a news release said.

“We view Newport on the Levee as a critical asset to the mixed-use evolution of the immediate area, and it’s our job to be its dedicated stewards, working closely with the community, so that the Levee provides a unique and market responsive draw for not only the neighborhood, but the entire region,” said Tim Perry, partner and chief investment officer of North American Properties, which closed on its purchase of Newport on the Levee in December.

Newport on the Levee reviewed input from Facebook messages, Instagram comments, and emails, as well as feedback from local media websites and social media accounts.

“We were simply astounded by the number of responses we received in such a short time. It shows not only the high level of engagement people have for the potential of Newport on the Levee, but it also demonstrates how much the community cares and wants to see the Levee succeed,” Perry said. “We will continue to carefully review all of the community feedback we receive as we are well underway with strategic decisions on everything from the Levee’s design to its future mix and tenants which will soon be announced.”

Even though the contest has ended, Newport on the Levee still welcomes feedback on what the public would like to see in the former Mitchell’s Fish Market restaurant space, as well as other ideas for future programming, retail, food and beverage, and entertainment. Ideas can be sent to [email protected] or can be shared on Newport on the Levee’s website, Facebook or Instagram accounts.

-Staff report