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Old Pogue's garage coming down to make way for new Downtown development

New apartments, retail space, garage to be built
Construction starts on new Downtown development
Construction starts on new Downtown development
Construction starts on new Downtown development
Posted at 6:30 AM, Sep 08, 2016

CINCINNATI -- It's been a long time coming, but the former Pogue's garage at Fourth and Race streets Downtown will start coming down Thursday to make room for construction of a new garage, apartments and commercial space.

Here's a rendering of new construction coming to Fourth and Race streets Downtown.

3CDC is partnering with Indianapolis-based developer Flaherty & Collins Properties and the City of Cincinnati on the construction of a new residential tower consisting of an approximately 700-space parking garage, 23,000 square feet of street-level commercial space and a 225-unit apartment building. Construction is scheduled to be completed by summer 2018.

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Project partners will gather at 11 a.m. Thursday to celebrate the start of construction. Mayor John Cranley, City Manager Harry Black and representatives from the developers and 3CDC will be on hand for the event. 

The garage officially closed to the public July 24, long after Pogue's department store closed down in the 1980s.