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Drawbridge Inn demolition begins Tuesday

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FORT MITCHELL, KY (FOX19) -

Demolition of the iconic Drawbridge Inn in Northern Kentucky began Tuesday to clear the way for a new medical office facility and other retail and residential development.

The hotel, located at 2477 Royal Drive in Fort Mitchell, welcomed 8.2 million guests and 4,500 conventions, reunions, wedding and other milestone celebrations during its 42 years of operation.

The site was auctioned out of foreclosure in 2012. A liquidation sale was later held to clear items from the property, including stained glass windows, exterior lanterns and even a 25-foot flag pole.

The new development will include the 75,000-square-foot medical facility as part of The Christ Hospital Health Network, as well as a retail and residential development. Brandicorp, a commercial real estate development company based in Bellevue, is leading the redevelopment.

The project will be located just east of I-71/75 with access from the Buttermilk Pike exit.

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