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Will the Inn Be Out? Colonial's Fate in Hands of City Commission

Are the days of Covington's Colonial Inn coming to a close?

It's possible.

The Covington City Commission will hold a rare special meeting to consider taking away the business license of the seedy apartment building on Madison Avenue. The River City News first reported that the city was moving to make this consideration in May. Legal procedures delayed the hearing.

The Colonial Inn has been the site of criminal activity, including a drug bust last November, and a famous appearance on the national TV show COPS when a pair of episodes were produced in Covington.

The building also faces possible demolition depending on what plans emerge for the 15th Street Bridge which is expected to be reconstructed.

The issue goes before the city commission on Thursday at 9 a.m. The River City News will have it covered.

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-Staff report

Photo: Colonial Inn/RCN file