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Point Perk in Covington expanding weekday hours in April, accommodating afternoon coffee drinkers

NKyTribune staff

Point Perk coffee shop is expanding its hours in April, accommodating customers looking for their afternoon “feel good” cup of coffee.

Beginning April 1, Point Perk will stay open until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Point Perk coffee shop is expanding its hours in April, accommodating customers looking for their afternoon “feel good” cup of coffee.

“We have decided to extend our hours to better serve our customers, giving them the opportunity to get their afternoon coffee, which currently isn’t available in our area,” said Jill Disken, vice president of Point Enterprises at The Point/Arc. “Point Perk is located in the heart of Covington, and our neighborhood is continuing to grow. We want to be a part of that renaissance and extending our operating hours will allow us to serve more customers who are exploring what Covington has to offer, all while sharing the mission of Point Perk and The Point/Arc.”

Point Perk opened in late 2015 and is a business endeavor of Covington nonprofit The Point/Arc. The mission of The Point/Arc is to provide opportunities to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally.

Point Perk is a full-service coffee shop that is both a high-quality asset for the community and a life-changing employment opportunity for adults with I/DD. Point Perk currently has five employees who are all on the spectrum from Down syndrome to autism to Asperger’s.

Point Perk offers a full espresso bar, serving Carabello Coffee and a variety of pastries including scrumptious bagels and Blue Oven Bakery english muffins. Point Perk is located at 43 W. Pike Street in Covington.

Starting April 1, hours will be:

· Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
· Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to Point Perk, The Point/Arc operates three other enterprises including The Point Commercial Laundry, The Point Logo & Apparel and The Point Commercial Cleaning Company. All four businesses employ individuals with I/DD. For more information, visit www.thepointarc.org/point-perk-coffee-shop/ or call 859-292-PERK (7375).

The Point Arc is a full-service, nonprofit agency located in Covington and providing opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. For more information, visit www.thepointarc.org.

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