“(It will offer) good, quality food at a reasonable price,” he said. “I think it’s a good fit for Hamilton.”
Park said the late 2021 opening of Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill and the influx of people it is expected to draw was “the main reason” he and his investors opted to embark on the project.
He said he hopes to have the two businesses opened sometime in the first half of 2020.
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Park said he is converting the two upper floors of 20 S. Third St. into apartments, with four studio apartments on the second floor and two larger apartments on the third floor, which once served as a ballroom, Park said.
“There’s 20-foot-tall ceilings up there (on the third floor), so we’re going to do large luxury apartments up there with sleeping lofts in them,” he said. “There are 10 windows that are 10-and-a-half-feet tall so it’s going to have great daylight.”
The building at 26 S. Third St. was constructed in 1885, and the building at 20 S. Third St. was constructed in 1890, according to Butler County Auditor’s Office records.
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