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A historic riverfront landmark in
Northern Kentucky is on its way out.
The boat housing the Mike Fink Restaurant is moving after
negotiations with the city of Covington. The restaurant closed in 2008
for upgrades, and has been closed ever since.
"The Mike Fink has been a
part of my family since the mid-70s," said Brad Bernstein, one of the Mike Fink
The restaurant closed in 2008 for
repairs to the hull.
"We've been meeting with
Brad Bernstein and with Jimmy Bernstein trying to come up with a plan, but
there wasn't really sure if coming back as the original Mike Fink's was the
right thing to do," said Covington mayor, Sherry Carran.
City officials say they've
reached an agreement to move the boat until a more solid plan for its future is
"There's starting to be a
movement to either say, "We need plans put in place to redevelop the Mike Fink,
or it needs to be moved to a different location while it's being renovated,"
Bernstein told FOX19.
Owners say they want the boat to
stay in Covington, and they're taking ideas to restore the Mike Fink to its
prominence. But, they've poured in more than $600,000 to replace the hull
and give it a fresh coat of paint last year.
Neighbors like having the boat at
their front door, but not in this condition.
"The neighborhood has tried
to keep it here. We've been supportive. But, it's been five long
years," said Marc Hult of the Licking Riverside Civic Association.
Bernstein says just last year
there were plans in place to get the project moving again, but those fell
For now, the boat will move to BB
Riverboats. Bernstein is confident they'll be able to restore it.
As for Covington, they have plans
to redo the riverfront area and hope the Mike Fink can be part of it.