New pavers to honor long­time busi­nesses

The Covington News - - LOCAL - ROB DEWIG rdewig@cov­

Cov­ing­ton City Coun­cil­woman Janet Good­man wants to honor the hand­ful of fam­i­lies who have main­tained their busi­nesses on the Square for 50-plus years.

The coun­cil agrees with her, re­cently pass­ing an or­di­nance that al­lows such fam­i­lies to re­quest pavers.

Ram­sey Fur­ni­ture was first out of the gate, re­quest­ing a paver last week. It will re­ceive its paver soon. A cou­ple other busi­nesses cer­tainly qual­ify, in­clud­ing The Town House Café.

The pavers will re­sem­ble those in­stalled in the side­walks in re­cent years to memo­ri­al­ize movies and TV shows filmed in Cov­ing­ton, Hol­ly­wood stars who have been here for work (like Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds and var­i­ous “Vam­pire Di­aries” stars). Other pavers rec­og­nize long­time city or county em­ploy­ees, as well as a postal worker.

The pavers make for a popular scav­enger hunt for tourists, who of­ten pho­to­graph pavers with popular ac­tors’ names.

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