Towers in Town

Mason is home to a growing, eclectic mix of small businesses that enhance the quality of life and create a vibrant  sense of community and connection. Together they remain an important economical component and a significant avenue for building community pride. The City of Mason is excited to launch an initiative designed to connect corporate strength and position with local small businesses to jointly enhance visibility and marketing power, ultimately building an even greater sense of community spirit.

To kick off the initiative, the City has partnered with Kings Island, the MADE Chamber, and Mason Historical Society to celebrate Kings Island’s 50th anniversary. Kings Island opened in 1972 and has become a cornerstone of our Mason history. The park continues to create lasting memories for families and friends working at or simply enjoying all the park has to offer.  As a community, help us celebrate Kings Island’s contribution to Mason.

A five-week scavenger hunt, Towers in Town will begin Monday, April 25. Eiffel Tower replicas will be hidden at five different small businesses each week in Downtown Mason, with a total of 25 businesses participating over the course of the five-week activity. Participants will have the chance to win tickets to Kings Island!

Clues will be distributed through social media, including the City’s Facebook and Twitter each week as to the whereabouts of the mini towers and winners will be announced the following Monday. Each person that visits the small business by following the clues will have the opportunity to put their names in for their chance to win Kings Island tickets! Gather family, friends and neighbors to participate in the scavenger hunt while exploring and supporting Mason’s small business community!

For more information regarding this initiative or Mason’s small business community, please contact the City at 513.229.8500 or email administration@masonoh.org.

Week 2 Clues · May 2 – May 8

This is the third week of the Towers In Town Scavenger Hunt in celebration of Kings Island’s 50th anniversary! Five mini Eiffel Towers are hidden in 5 unique Downtown Mason businesses. Follow the set of clues below that lead you to 5 unique businesses to find the Eiffel Tower and enter your name for a chance to win tickets to Kings Island!

Monday, May 9

Clue #1: Built in 1967, the Eickenhorst family operated Angilo’s in this spot for over 40 years.

Clue #2: This building is where Mason history is presented and preserved.

Clue #3: This residential building was the lifelong home of the well-known Bowyer twins, Genevieve & Genevra. Moving here in 1903 at age 13, Genevra lived to be 92 and Genevieve lived to be 90. They probably picked a lot of wildflowers growing up in this house.

Clue #4: This building built in the 1950’s is located near the southern end of Downtown. While the roof is angular, “bark” is one of the main features inside this business.

Clue #5: This commercial building is located on what was once the Coleman family property. Percy Coleman played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1898. This business “wood” rather paint the town aqua than red if they could.

Wednesday, May 11

Clue #1: This restaurant owner focuses on making “pies” in a vibrantly painted building on Main Street.

Clue #2: This house was donated by Alverta Green in 1988. You can visit this location on Thursday’s from 2 to 5 p.m.

Clue #3: Located on the east side of Downtown Mason, this café features a tucked away outdoor dining oasis.

Clue #4: Take a “paws” and visit this business on 4th avenue. Though… you’ll need to bring your special furry friend.

Clue #5: This space was once occupied by a laundromat and is just south of the Downtown Mason Plaza. They wear aprons, but don’t bake anything.

Friday, May 13

Clue #1: Today, this business shares parking lot with a Week 1 #TowersInTown business location. Here you can get delicious food, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Clue #2:  This location is where history comes alive!

Clue #3: This café is known for fresh, local food made with pure seasonal ingredients from local & organic farms along with a top notch wine selection.

Clue #4: Let your pet wag their tails and show their whiskers, because this downtown business will make them shine.

Clue #5: We were trying to “Workshop” an “AR”tistic clue for this one, but this business simply caters to the ARtist in all of us. If you have been to a Music in Mason concert, their doors have always been open.

The community can continue to hunt for the mini Eiffel Towers through Sunday!