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A Letter From the Editor Concerning Cincinnati Refined's Changing Future

Since 2014, Cincinnati Refined has covered thousands of small businesses, artists, events, and more to spotlight the good stuff in and around Cincinnati. We've met countless amazing people during that time and learned many things that we never dreamed were right here in the Queen City. Our gracious readers have told us time and again that they learn new things about their city through our site, but little do they know that before we publish, we learn about it ourselves. That's the beauty of what we get to do every day.

That said, Cincinnati Refined will look a bit different going forward. As of today, the editorial arm of Cincinnati Refined will no longer update. The archive of existing content will remain, and there will be incoming sponsored content coming to the site going forward.

The pandemic's long-lasting effects have led our parent company to make changes to the Cincinnati Refined business plan. As a result, Assistant Editor Katie Robinson and I will be departing soon. We understand this wasn't a decision made lightly, and we thank them for the many years they've supported us. Without them, Cincinnati Refined couldn't have grown to the level it has today and published for as long as we have.

We've spent every day bringing you new stories and galleries about something interesting and notable in or around Cincinnati. With invaluable help from the small team of incredibly talented freelancers we've worked with over the years, the site has become a tremendous success. I'm incredibly proud of the varied editorial content and direction we've taken over that time, all of which will remain on the site for your viewing pleasure.

What comes next is up to my successor. Thank you for being here with us, learning with us, and sticking around. It's been an honor doing my dream job for so long.

-Phil Armstrong, Managing Editor