Best Of 2018

It was a huge bummer to hear that Galaxie Skateshop was closing its Hamilton Avenue location in Northside this winter — the neighborhood just doesn’t feel complete without a place to scoop up that perfect Thrasher hoodie, some Dennis Busenitz Adidas or a new deck from Cincinnati-based Instrument Skateboards. Luckily, Galaxie’s Northern Kentucky location is still going strong, buttressed by the DIY skatepark underneath an I-471 overpass in nearby Newport that shop owner Gary Collins helped create with the local skateboarding community. Good to know everything Cincinnati’s skaters need is a just a quick kick, push across the Purple People Bridge. Galaxie Skateshop, 625 Monmouth St., Newport,

Shops & Services
Illustration: David Wilson

2. Alliance Integrative Medicine

3. Carole Paine

2. Wooden Nickel Antiques

3. Florence Antique Mall

2. Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

3. Silk Road Textiles

2. Jeff Wyler Honda

3. Kings Toyota

2. CarMax

3. Jeff Wyler Honda

2. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire & Service

3. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Johnny’s Car Wash

3. AAA Auto Wash

2. PNC Bank

3. U.S. Bank