Sev­eral Cov­ing­ton busi­nesses mov­ing ground

The Covington News - - N0, - Gabriel Khouli gkhouli@cov­

Bull­ri­tos Mex­i­can restau­rant had sched­uled to open July 25, but con­struc­tion set­backs may push the open­ing into Au­gust, Cov­ing­ton Se­nior Plan­ner Scott Gaither said.

The fast-food Mex­i­can chain is based in Hous­ton, with 12 lo­ca­tions in Texas and one in Louisiana. Its Cov­ing­ton branch is go­ing to be lo­cated across from Wal­mart at 10327 In­dus­trial Blvd.

As to why the chain would chose to open its 14th store in Cov­ing­ton, Gaither said one of the lo­cal fran­chise own­ers is orig­i­nally from Cov­ing­ton, while her hus­band is from Louisiana, which ex­plains the non-Texas ties. The cou­ple

lived in Hous­ton for a while, which is how they got started.

The own­ers could not be reached for com­ment. Ac­cord­ing to the restau­rant’s web­site, the store name is in­spired by the Span­ish tra­di­tion of the Run­ning of the Bulls, while the food style is quick and ca­sual or “ bag n’ go.” The chain also has sev­eral Mar­garita op­tions.

In the same area, McDon­alds is ex­pected to break ground any day at its one-acre par­cel at the in­ter­sec­tion of In­dus­trial Boule­vard and Ga. High­way 142 next to the closed gas sta­tion, Gaither said.

Mean­while, con­struc­tion con­tin­ues at both Har­ris­town Park, the se­nior affordable liv­ing cen­ter at the cor­ner of Lee and Reynolds streets, and the RaceWay gas sta­tion on U. S. High­way 278. The se­nior com­plex is ex­pected to open in late 2011, while the RaceWay sta­tion could open in early Septem­ber.

A.J. Archer / The Cov­ing­ton News

Con­struc­tion is pro­gress­ing at Har­ris­town Park, the $8.4 mil­lion affordable se­nior liv­ing com­plex be­ing built by Affordable Equity Part­ners at the in­ter­sec­tion of Lee and Reynolds streets

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