Hold the applause - New Buckeye name is not set yet
I was a bit premature Tuesday when I wrote that South Dakota developer Stencil Homeshad re-named its Buckeye Apartments project in downtown Rochester.
I spotted the project on Stencil's website labeled as Ovationon Monday. I wasn't able to reach CEO Nate Stencil for confirmation, so I reported that it appeared that the new name for the project will be Ovation.
On Tuesday, Stencil sent me a note that said I was partially right.
"On 'The Buckeye' name change, we are still not 100 percent set on the new name but I can tell you we will be changing it. We are currently polling different names and will soon have one nailed down," he wrote.
The name of a 92-unit apartment complex being built on the corner of Fourth Street and Third Avenue Southeast in downtown Rochester has been a sensitive issue for some of the neighbors. Stencil originally tagged it as Buckeye as a nod to the Buckeye Liquor store landmark that was demolished to make way for the project. Some in the neighborhood didn't think that was an appropriate name.