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New life on the corner

Tom Fountain, left, was driving down Greenup when a ribbon of smoke and the aroma from Bean Haus Bakery & Café’s curbside smoker caught his eye. Anthony Jackson takes his order. City hopes just-opened Bean Haus Bakery & Café  begins ‘energization’ of neig...

BCM, the Blue Sox & The B-Line

A “picture” of the pitcher himself, inside the bar-restaurant. (Photo used courtesy of Smoke Justis.)   News events recall urban sports bar’s eccentric namesake  (EDITOR’S NOTE: What links an interesting bit of trivia to Wednesday night’s Behringer-Crawford M...

Gas line work starts Wednesday

The red line shows the gas main(s) to be replaced. Upgrade to make way for development west of Duveneck Square  COVINGTON, Ky. – Traffic will be disrupted near Duveneck Square starting Wednesday morning so an underground gas main can be upgraded to accommodate future development.   N...

Reconnecting to the river

Officials from the City and Prus Construction did a walk-through of the Covington Plaza space this week. With floating restaurants a failed experiment, The Cov’s new plaza...

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV To mark National Economic Development Week, the City of Covington this week gave out the first-annual, first-ever “Authenti-CITY Awards” to acknowledge five places, events, people, organizations etc. that make The Cov the most authentically cool city in t...

New tool targets vacant commercial spaces

Covington has a long tradition of adaptive reuse, bringing new uses to vacant historic structures. One example is the rehab of the long-vacant building at 801 Madison Ave. to make way for Zapata Cantina.  City incentivizes rehab of historic neighborhood buildings  COVINGTON, Ky. – Th...

Registration starts Friday for restaurant relief fund

Photo courtesy of Kentucky SBDC Competition expected to be fierce for national COVID-19 help  COVINGTON, Ky. – Registration starts tomorrow morning and applications will be accepted starting Monday for a new, national COVID-19 relief fund for restaurants, bars, hotels, caterers, breweries...

Despite pandemic, momentum

1st-in-a-while annual report touts 2020’s stunning growth  in The Cov’s economic development   COVINGTON, Ky. – An eight-page report released today confirms what City officials suspected: Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw stunning growth and investment in Covington’s ...

Wine, Korean BBQ, a Latonia landmark & more

The early morning sun rises over the vacant building at 314 Greenup St. that will soon open as Governors House Wine Bar + Kitchen, created by the owners of Blinkers Tavern steakhouse next door. Small Business incentives move eclectic, electric projects forward;          &nbs...

Seamless transition for City’s new business ‘recruiter’

Susan Smith, who spent 22 years at meetNKY, is the City’s new Manager of Business Attraction.   Smith spent 22 years at meetNKY   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s new Manager of Business Attraction has biked through the Rockies in a hailstorm, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Pi...
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