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Landmark Covington Business Sold

It has been a staple of Downtown Covington for more than five decades but as of last week will have a new owner.

Bessler's Economy Meats was sold last week, The River City News has learned.

Details on the transaction or the new owner were not immediately available but RCN is working on gathering more information now. A representative from Economy and Covington City Hall confirmed the sale.

Economy has been owned by the Bessler family for more than fifty years at 420 Madison Avenue. Edward & Maureen Bessler purchased the building in 1972 and the structure has been in the family since. Whether the building was part of the sale is not yet known.

Many thanks to the loyalty the Bessler's had to the City! Thankfully they sold to someone who wants to keep this gem in the City," said Naashom Marx, Covington business development manager. No further details were released.

The small grocery is the last of its kind in Downtown Covington and retains an old school charm and a product used by many area businesses.

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Staff report

Photo via Bessler's Economy Meats