The River City News ran an interesting story this week about Downtown Covington, Kentucky and its rebirth. They are giving us 18 signs (well, actually 20) that the city is making a comeback. You can click here to read the story.
I’m pretty much agreeing with this. There is something in the air now—an energy—that wasn’t here when I moved to Covington three years ago—and here’s another positive sign.
Next month, Dollar Tree is going into that old Walgreens location on Madison Avenue. Now I know what some of you are saying or thinking. Covington doesn’t need a dollar store and/or it’s not the type of business that helps grow a city. I don’t look at it this way.
When Walgreens left their old location last October, my fear was that the building would sit vacant for years. Being vacant for only nine months isn’t bad and, in general, Dollar Tree stores have a good looking storefront and it is going to generate more foot traffic on Madison Avenue. That’s a good thing for any downtown area.
Look at me, being all positive and all. You know, it’s kind of nice to be living in a city that’s on the upswing.
(Photo from city-date.com)