Local promoter Gavin Logan hopes to introduce some major changes to the downtown Owensboro scene, constantly saying the end result will be vibrant and exciting. His plans include gutting the old Trisons building and building around 20 “mid-priced, all-inclusive” apartments, transforming the old car repair shop next door into an entertainment/restaurant venue and the renovation of the building currently housing the Trophy House.
Trophy House & All American Advertising Specialties are still operating from their current spaces, but will be moving to a different building. More details on their move will be announced at a later date. Trison Gifts closed at the end of 2021. The auto repair shop housed Deluxe Detail for several years but has been empty for some time.
The three properties (located near the intersection of Frederica and 5th Street), along with a small parking lot behind them, were purchased for $1.06 million in July by Logan Family Enterprises.
Logan said they are still in the early stages of most of the processes – he still needs to obtain many permits and licenses along the way – but hopes to start construction in November.
As for the Trophy House space, at this time all Logan could say is that it will be converted into an office-style setup for another company.
As for the two-story main space that once housed Trisons, Logan’s plans revolve around converting the building into what he called mid-priced accommodation that is “all-inclusive” living.
Logan estimated that studios would cost around $1,199 to $1,299 per month, while one-bedroom apartments would cost around $1,399. All-inclusive means the price will cover things like utilities, internet, and TV. The apartments will also be fully furnished, from furniture to tableware.
“Basically everything is included for one price, and it’s still affordable. It’s not crazy low, but it’s not high, especially when it’s all-inclusive. Literally, you walk in and it’s turnkey,” Logan said. “It could attract young people and different people, and would make the city much more dynamic. It would bring a new vibe to the city. »
Logan wants to keep the historic look of the building’s exterior, but would spruce it up with a new color scheme, lights and a large sign. Inside, everything will essentially be demolished and rebuilt from scratch.
“It will be renovated into these vibrant new apartments that are very interesting and cool and very New York in a way,” said Logan, who is originally from New York but moved to Owensboro.
The facility will also include a ‘take-out’ dining area. He also plans to use the basement for tenant storage and possibly add a few storage units behind the building.
As for the former auto repair shop, Logan aspires to make it a unique entertainment venue that he describes as an all-in-one club/bar/restaurant space.
“It’s going to be really exciting,” he said. “It’s going to be a lot of spectacle and flair to bring excitement to the city, and hopefully kind of propel this new level of small-town excitement that I don’t think Owensboro has really had. Instead of going to Nashville or elsewhere for certain experiences, you should be able to stay in town. You can have it here. And others can come here for this type of experience.
Logan said the building would have an indoor and outdoor kitchen and bar. There will also be outdoor seating in the front (along Frederica Street) as well as a patio with more seating in the back. He said they might even put a “Tiki-type” area on the roof. The interior has high ceilings which Logan says makes it ideal for entertaining.
The building will be called Good Living and the entertainment space will be called Good Socially, according to Logan.
“It’s part of that all-inclusive experience of living and having your entertainment where you live,” he said. “It will be very unique in the Midwest, and I think Owensboro can lead the charge in this new kind of life experience. We’re really bringing this new concept to Owensboro to make the city more exciting and to kind of create more economic diversity as well as ownership diversity. It will transform the city. It’s really going to give the city a different tone, while creating a concept that will make the city more livable for people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.