Developers want to turn Frederica and the 5th building into apartments and entertainment venues

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Local developer Gavin Logan hopes to bring some big changes to the downtown Owensboro scene, and has consistently said the end result will be vibrant and exciting. increase. His plans include demolishing his former Trisons building and building about 20 “mid-range, all-inclusive” apartments, and converting a former auto repair shop next door into an entertainment/restaurant venue. , including remodeling the building that currently houses the Trophy House.

Trophy House & All American Advertising Specialties will continue to operate in its current space, but will move to another building. Details of their move will be announced at a later date. Trison Gifts will be closing at the end of 2021. This auto repair shop was home to Deluxe Detail for several years, but it was empty for a while.

Three properties (near the intersection of Frederica and Fifth Avenue) and a small parking lot behind them were purchased by Logan Family Enterprises in July for $1.06 million.

Logan said they are still in the early stages of most of the process, with a number of permits and licenses to be obtained along the way, but they hope to start construction in November.

All Logan could say about the Trophy House space at this point was that it would be converted into an office-style setup for another business.

As for the main two-story space that previously housed the Trisons, Logan’s plans revolve around converting the building into what he calls “all-inclusive” living, mid-range housing. I’m here.

Logan estimates that a studio apartment will cost about $1,199 to $1,299 per month, and a one-bedroom will cost about $1,399. All-inclusive means that the price includes services such as utilities, internet and TV. The apartments are also fully furnished, from furniture to crockery.

“Basically everything is included in one price, keeping it affordable. said Logan. “It will attract young people and people from all walks of life and make the city more vibrant.

Logan wants to keep the historic look of the building’s exterior, but spruce it up with a new color scheme, lighting, and large signage. Inside, everything is basically dismantled and built from scratch.

“It’s going to be remodeled into these new vibrant apartments that are very interesting, cool, and in some ways very New York City-like,” said Logan, originally from New York City but relocated to Owensboro. .

Facilities also include a ‘grab and go’ food area. He also plans to use the basement as storage for his tenants, as well as adding several storage units behind the building.

Regarding the former auto repair shop, Logan has a desire to transform it into a unique entertainment venue, which he describes as a club/bar/restaurant space all rolled into one.

“It’s going to be really exciting,” he said. “It takes a lot of show and talent to bring excitement to a town, and we hope to drive a new level of small-town excitement that Owensboro never really had. You should be able to stay in the city instead of going to Nashville or anywhere else for a meal here, and others can come here for that kind of experience .”

Logan said there are kitchens and bars inside and outside the building. They also have outdoor seating in the front (along Frederica Street) and a patio with more seating in the back. He said there might even be a “tiki-type” area on the roof. Logan said the interior has high ceilings and is perfect for entertaining.

The apartment building will be called Good Living, and the entertainment space will be called Good Socially, Logan said.

“It’s part of the holistic experience of living and enjoying entertainment where you live,” he said. “This is going to be very unique to the Midwest, and I think Owensboro can spearhead this new type of living experience. It’s making it more exciting and it’s creating economic diversity and ownership diversity.It’s changing the city.It really pushes the city to a different type of tone and at the same time it’s money otherwise. We create concepts that make cities more livable for people who cannot afford to pay.”