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New Covington Walgreens, Tagged with Graffiti, Close to Opening

The new Walgreens on the southeast corner of Madison Avenue & Martin Luther King Boulevard in Covington appears to be close to completion but the new structure was tagged with graffiti this week.

"Why?" is written in green spray paint on multiple windows while a message of love is written on another wall.

The construction of the Walgreens was controversial because it resulted in the razing of a nineteenth century mansion and is located across the street from one of Covington's most iconic landmarks, the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

(SEE PREVIOUSLY: Photos: Nineteenth Century Covington Mansion Demolished)

The property upon which the new Walgreens sits was owned by the Diocese of Covington which sold the property to the company. The new location, which will replace its current location on Madison Avenue two blocks north, was developed by Covington-based Anchor Properties.

The company offered assurances that its new location would be neatly landscaped while also featuring a seating area for people to view the Cathedral.

Here are photos of the new Walgreens and the graffiti:

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