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Former Willie's Sports Bar Razed, but Future for Site Uncertain

The former Willie's Sports Cafe is now a pile of rubble.

The once popular Covington hangout at 401 Crescent Avenue on the west side of the Brent Spence Bridge closed in 2014.

The site was purchased by Covington-based Corporex in late 2017 for $1 million according to Kenton County property records.

This week, Corporex managing director Tom Banta told The River City News that the company does not have any specific plans for the site.

Corporex decided to tear down the building on the land because it was repeatedly broken into, Banta said. 

There was nothing to report in terms of its future, he said.

In 2017, it was revealed that a pet kennel and storage facility planned to open at the site, but the plan was rejected by the Kenton County Planning Commission.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Photo by Chuck Eilerman (used with permission)