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Two ribbon-cuttings in Covington recognize new businesses, ownership investing in city

Hannaford ribbon-cutting

Hannaford ribbon-cutting

On a ‘Ribbon-cutting Friday,’ the City of Covington featured two separate ribbon cuttings at Covington Chili and the Hannaford.

The first ceremony took place at Covington Chili located at 707 Madison Avenue.

Ribbon-cutting at Covington Chili

Ribbon-cutting at Covington Chili

Under new ownership, Covington Chili maintains its timeless atmosphere and features its renowned 80-year-old chili recipe served in various options ranging from three, four and five ways to coneys.

“When I was looking to own a restaurant, I was interested in finding a restaurant located in a unique historic area with a history behind it,” said owner Greg Harris. “Covington fits that bill perfectly.”

Located at 619 Madison Avenue, The Hannaford recently opened its doors in Covington, featuring traditional cocktails with a twist, an extended craft draft and bottle beer list and a hearty wine selection.

The bar, says co-owner Jack Weston, takes pride in its relaxed atmosphere and in providing Covington with a neighborhood “living room” for its visitors to hang out, have fun and connect.

“Covington is a great place for us to start our next business because it aligns with our mission,” said Weston. “One part of our mission statement is, ‘In planting a flag in emerging neighborhoods, and playing an active role in positively transforming it.’

“We want to be a small part of the continued transformation of Covington and help to keep the positive momentum going. Great things are happening here, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

The Hannaford considers itself an uptown bar with a downtown grit feel and welcomes visitors to stop by and check out the new venue. The bar is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 2 a.m. For more information, visit the website. or Facebook page.

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