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Downtown Covington Coffee Shop Extending Hours

Point Perk will be staying open later starting on April 1.

Monday through Friday, the small coffee shop at 43 West Pike Street, will stay open till 3 p.m. (It opens at 7 a.m.) Hours on Saturday will remain 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"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 non-profit The Point/Arc whose mission is to provide opportunities to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially, and vocationally.

The non-profit describes Point Perk as a full-service coffee shop that is both a high-quality asset for the community and a life-changing employment opportunity for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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 bagels and Blue Oven Bakery English muffins. 

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.

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