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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.   No street will be shut down completely, but drivers should be alert for construction traffic and dela...

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 space represents new philosophy COVINGTON, Ky. &nd...

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 the Tri-State. There are no rules (or criteria, really), and no formal ceremony: Just City staff s...

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. – The City of Covington has created a new incentive program to help “activate” vacant commer...

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, and similar businesses.   The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is managed by the U.S. Small Bus...

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 economy.   For example: Page 2 touts overall numbers: The announcement of 2,100 new jobs a...

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;                     $75K still on table for last round of funding  COVINGTON, ...

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 Picchu in Peru, rafted the Grand Canyon, and walked amid glaciers and geysers in Iceland.   Fortu...

Another blighted building for sale

The City is looking to sell 1530 Holman St. to developers or rehabbers who will renovate it into single-family, owner-occupied housing. City seeking proposals for single-family housing on Holman COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington is putting another long-vacant, blighted building on the market in an ongoing effort to create single-family housing in established neighborhoods – this o...

303 Court transformation set to begin

The developers’ rendering of the new apartments and commercial space at 303 Court St. Former jail, city-county office tower to become apartments, commercial space  COVINGTON, Ky. – One of Covington’s tallest buildings when it opened in 1969, 303 Court St. is about to get even taller – plus get a new exterior, a new use, and new tenants.   In a city known for massi...
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