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11 Covington Businesses Selected for New Signs

Eleven Covington businesses have been selected for new signage through the CoSign program.

CoSign, a collaboration between the American Sign Museum and the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation is the brainchild of Todd Swormstedt, founder of the American Sign Museum, and Eric Avner, senior program manager for community development at the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation.

Small businesses apply to be part of the program and if chosen, are matched with artists who create new sign designs for the business. That shop then chooses its favorite and the sign is placed on the storefront.

The program did a second round of new signs in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood last November and will unveil new signs in Covington in September.

The businesses chosen are:

Blend, a new coffee shop on Fifth Street

Body By Bree, a new fitness studio set to open at 605 Madison Avenue

Braxton Brewing Company, the beer-makers opening in the Covington Arts building

C-Forward, the Downtown-based IT firm

flow - a shop for men, the clothing store operated by RCN managing editor Jerod Theobald

Bessler's Economy Meat Market, the long-running small grocer and butcher that just sold after 50 years of being owned by the same family

Kelley's Kloset​, the new discount women's clothing store on Madison Avenue that just opened its second location at Newport on the Levee

KungFood Chu's AmerAsia​, the popular Asian cuisine restaurant on Madison Avenue

Save Discount Drugs, operated on Madison Avenue

Shrewdness of Apes, the gallery on Seventh Street that opened last fall

Three Kings Bar, the nightspot on Pike Street

From August to mid-September, the signs will be constructed. There will be a sneak peak and recognition ceremony on September 17 at the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. The signs will be unveiled at their locations in Covington during Art Off Pike on September 28.

-Staff report

Photo: CoSign event last November in Northside/RCN file