The owner of the iconic Carew Tower in Cincinnati says the lights will stay on and Duke Energy will be paid.
Duke Energy said it plans to disconnect electric service to the building Feb. 10, according to a Fox19 report.
Belvedere Corporation CEO Greg Power told The Enquirer: “Everything will be resolved here in the next few days. We’ve been paying Duke a lot of money every month.”
The Cincinnati native and commercial real estate broker said everything is fine twice in a conversation with The Enquirer.
"Everything will be paid off here,” Power said.
Duke Energy, in a letter to the building's tenants dated Monday, advised them the power will be shut off.
“As a courtesy, and in the interest of public safety, Duke Energy is providing notice to the building’s tenants even though Duke Energy is not required under Ohio law to notify tenants of commercial buildings that service will be disconnected,” the letter reads in part.
“We regret that we find ourselves in this unfortunate position. Duke Energy has made numerous attempts to prevent this outcome. At this stage, it does not look favorable that any positive developments will take place within the next 10 days to avoid the disconnection of utility services at Carew Tower.”
The iconic downtown tower, Cincinnati’s second-tallest behind Great American Tower, is a mixed-use building with office space and retail in street-level arcade.
The building complex is also home to Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, though it remains unclear whether the hotel would be impacted by the power shut-off.
Enquirer media partner Fox19 provided this report.