A dining area takes shape

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Covington Public Works grounds worker Corey Lohstroh (driving the Bobcat), carefully places a concrete-filled water barrier on Pike Street as Parks and Facilities supervisor Brad Schwenke guides him.

Covington restaurants expand outdoor seating with City's help

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Restaurants in Covington continue to create new, temporary outdoor dining areas on sidewalks, in alleys, on medians, in nearby lots, and on metered parking spots. 

This morning, Covington’s Public Works Department employees installed plastic barricades filled with concrete to block off an area in front of Ripple Wine Bar to expand that Pike Street establishment’s seating capacity. (IDs attached to individual pictures.)
 
The outdoor seating is being approved on a case-by-case by the City as a way to help restaurants open back up to the public in a safe and successful way. Details of the ReCov campaign (short for #RecoverCovington) can be seen at this link, https://bit.ly/2yoOOIE.
 
A dozen and a half restaurants have been approved so far for additional seating.

Public Works employees adjust the placement of a barrier as Bobcat operator Corey Lohstroh waits to drop another. From left are seasonal Jason Covington, Parks and Facilities supervisor Brad Schwenke, and seasonal Randall Scudder.

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