Best Of 2021

Best Remodel of an Over-the-Rhine Eatery: The Native One

Cincinnati-based clothing and home goods boutique The Native One first opened the doors of their Over-the-Rhine shop in the spring of 2018. They have since expanded, adding a second storefront in Covington in 2019. But when the opportunity presented itself to move the OTR location into the larger, shuttered Kaze restaurant space on Vine Street, Native One owner Anna Steffen says it was “everything (she’s) ever dreamed of.” The boutique has taken over — and completely remodeled — the main dining room of the former Japanese gastropub. In addition to more square footage, the space also offers an abundance of natural light and a West Coast vibe, both a perfect setting for Native One’s comfy-meets-chic offerings.