Covington's Behle Street Cafe is closing

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - After nearly 20 years in business, Behle Street Cafe has closed.

Owner Shawn Thomas stated in an email announcement, "One of the toughest decisions I've had to make, but with the loss of two major businesses in Covington, along with the development of The Banks, OTR, and no further development in Covington in many years we just couldn't keep up. Although great for Cincinnati, not so good for Covington."

The restaurant served many local patrons and visitors, located on River Center Boulevard next to Embassy Suites and Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter.

"I have so many personal relationships with so many loyal customers. It's a very difficult time for us and very hard to say goodbye to so many people who have been there for me and have watched me grow," added Sheli Truss Karim, general manager for 19 years.

Behle Street Cafe opened in 1994.

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