Hey! Happy Fracking New Year!!!

Hey! Happy Fracking New Year!!!

Thank-you purple

by Timothy Achan Gates

Covington Weekly began with the intention of promoting all that Historic Downtown Covington has to offer, and we would like to thank our advertisers who have supported our vision. The English Tea Room was CW’s very first advertiser, and we watched their business grow through the years, as CW grew. Our Place Studio has been with us for a couple of years, Liz Bragdon providing insightful articles with exciting and new approaches to movement exercise and yogic disciplines. History Antiques & Interiors celebrates their third year downtown, filled with eclectic treasures.

Justin Brien offers a very disciplined and rational approach to rehabilitative exercise and general movement through Natural Movement Solutions, located in the Village Walk area. Goodbee Plumbing recently moved to downtown Covington, a testament to the business they do here locally. Then there’s Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe, with salads, solid pub fare and nightlife, and The Green Room, offering drink specials and late night food on the weekends courtesy of Phil at Baba Ganoush.  Zita’s joined this past year, and we wish Jack and Zita well with their brand new location in Mandeville and continued success at their location in Covington.

Without Robert Sturcken at the Center Of Performing Arts, I probably wouldn’t have been able to play half of the gigs I’ve played in the last couple of years. Jewel’s Cigar and Briar is a great place to sit, relax and catch up, and it’s sometimes difficult to start the day without stopping in to St. John’s Coffeehouse. The list would certainly not be complete without Rosemary’s Closet, who has supplied a good portion of Chelsea’s wardrobe, as well as mine, and Brooks’ Bike Shop, who keeps our bikes in order. Jerry Braswell was helpful in CW’s growth, and we wish a good, full recovery to him. Thanks to the Covington Business Association for promoting downtown Covington, and maybe 2016 will be the year that the CBA can step up and act as an even greater liaison between the City and businesses.