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.