Milhaus Signs Startup to Historic Mixed-Use Property

Higher Gravity leased commercial space at the Gantry Apartments for a craft beer and wine retail bar.
The Gantry Apartments in Cincinnati

The Gantry Apartments in Cincinnati

Cincinnati—Milhaus, a developer that specializes in Class A urban infill, mixed-use and multifamily residential buildings, recently announced that Cincinnati startup Higher Gravity has filled commercial space in Gantry Apartments for a craft beer and wine retail bar. The new location will occupy a small part of the nearly 8,000-square-foot commercial space available in the apartment community. The location is slated to open in spring 2017.

Located at 1580 Blue Rock St. and completed in 2016, Gantry is a revitalization of the former lumberyard site in the heart of the Northside neighborhood, Cincinnati’s historic area. Dating back to the turn of the 19th century, the old Myron G. Johnson & Son Lumber Co. and railroad depot are now a 131-unit community that incorporates roughly 8,000 square feet of commercial space. According to Yardi Matrix data, the three-building property encompasses 25 studios, 68 one- and 38 two-bedroom units. Milhaus cooperated with local community groups to ensure strict adherence to historic guidelines.

“The culture and vibrancy of Northside, combined with the addition of the Gantry immediately attracted us to the neighborhood. We’re excited to have the opportunity to serve a growing neighborhood and play a small part in the larger efforts to revitalize our hometown of Cincinnati,” said Jason Parnes, Higher Gravity co-founder, in prepared remarks.

Higher Gravity plans to offer Cincinnati residents and visitors a selection of beer and wine that can be enjoyed onsite or taken home.

Image courtesy of Gantry Apartments