Joe Creighton owns the popular downtown restaurant Cheapside Cafe on 8th Street…and Mecca, the eclectic Over-the-Rhine bar he owns with his wife and business partner. He loves Cincinnati and he expresses that love through his work. Many locals consider Joe Creighton to be a visionary. While he’s excited about the progress Cincinnati has made in the revitalization of neighborhoods like OTR, Joe envisions a cultural renaissance in other neighborhoods, like the West End — which is one of the reasons he’s helping to spearhead the revitalization of Dayton Street in the West End. We wanted to know where that passion comes from, what inspires him, and what his vision of Cincinnati’s future looks like, which is why he’s this episode’s Person of Interest.