NEST Community Learning Center will benefit from Grand Opening of The Landing – Event Center in Loveland Friday, August 29.

By Chuck Gibson

 LOVELAND, OH (August 21, 2020) – Invitations went out for the Friday, August 29, 2020 Premier Grand Opening of The Landing- Event Center a couple weeks ago.

Rendering of patio and main entrance to The Landing Event Center opening August 29, 2020 in Loveland (Provided)

The event will finally unveil the new event center at 119 Karl Brown Way everybody has been wondering about since work began on the building months ago. More than that, The Landing General Manager, Jodi Taylor says the Grand Opening event will benefit Loveland’s very own NEST Community Learning Center. She said owner/partner, Kevin Malof, wanted to do something special for the opening. Making it a charity benefit was his idea

“All proceeds go to NEST,” said Taylor. “All around, what they’re doing is so impressive and so needed. I don’t think I even realized the demographic of the community that is suffering.”

All Proceeds from The Landing Event Center Grand Opening will go to NEST Community Learning Center (File)



The pandemic has only increased the number of families and kids suffering throughout the community. At the same time, Covid-19 has cancelled all the NEST fundraising events scheduled so far in 2020. NEST Founder Evangeline DeVol made a plea on their Facebook page earlier this month for people to buy a ticket to the Grand Opening of The Landing to help raise funds for NEST in this challenging time.

“The Loveland community has been an extraordinary partner for NEST, said DeVol.

“The community has always stepped up with volunteers, donations, everything we’ve needed to meet the needs of the kids in our community. With Covid-19 restrictions, and different school schedules, we are implementing a plan to meet the kids where the need is; to meet their education needs. This Grand Opening for The Landing is an opportunity for the community to rally together, to help one another, and to meet those needs.”

Invitation for Grand Opening of The Landing Event Center in Loveland (Chuck Gibson)

The Landing also published an invitation for the public to join in the Premier Grand Opening on their website and on Facebook. So, what is happening? You join in the festivities as an individual (Individual Ticket $50) which includes:

  • Signature drink
  • Event souvenirs (aka swag bag)
  • Loveland Food – by the bite
  • Commemorative wall signing
  • Silent & Live auctions

or come with family/friends (VIP Table for 8 is $500) with additional delights:

  • Premier seating and table service
  • Charcuterie tray and dessert

Food will be catered by Loveland area restaurants including: Tano’s, Ramsey’s, Bishops Quarter, and Cocoa Bites. 

Rendering of extended patio area outside The Landing Event Center opening in Loveland Saturday, August 29, 2020 (Provided)

Everybody will enjoy the unveiling of the special detail of historic décor blended into the new modern event center features. People will enjoy the extended outdoor patio alongside The Scenic Little Miami River. Musical entertainment will feature Dan Varner & Friends DJ Maverick

 Taylor says The Landing and NEST Community Learning Center Grand Opening Event will be a “home run” if they get 200 people. At the time of publication of this story, they already have reservations for over 100 of the 200 they are hoping for. It promises to be a very special evening in Loveland with all proceeds going to NEST.

“They’ve done it before,” Taylor said referring to NEST holding a fundraising banquet in the past. “We decided to make this bigger and better. What better time to help them than right now with everything that’s going on?”

Learn more and buy your tickets at:

Learn more about NEST Community Learning Center at: 


August 29, 2020 –  7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

119 Karl Brown Way, Loveland, OH 45140

All Proceeds Benefit NEST Community Learning Center