Second phase of Pike Star renovations underway in Covington

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for Phase II of the Pike Star building at 114 W. Pike St. in Covington. This part of the project will yield 2,300 square feet of street-level office space for Bad Girl Ventures and four upper level apartments.
Built in 1900, the four-story building is known as the Tanino’s Building thanks to its most recent ground-floor tenant, Tanino’s Cafe. It was occupied for many years by A.L. Boehmer Paint Company but has been vacant for more than a decade.
Phase I was completed in 2014 and includes seven market-rate loft-style studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as retail space for UpTech. Orleans Development, the Center for Great Neighborhoods and Marc Tischbein worked on Phase I, with The Catalytic Fund, Duke Energy and the City of Covington as investors in partnership with LISC Cincinnati.
A number of residential projects have recently come online in Covington, including Market Lofts, Mutual Building and Doctor’s Building. Although construction isn’t completed, the nine upscale townhouses in the Boone Block are already 66 percent occupied, and the recently announced Duveneck Square development will bring about 170 apartments across the street from Pike Star.

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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