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Photos: Mad Hatter Park Opening, Covington Business Council Annual Dinner

Thursday evening was a busy one in downtown Covington.

The Covington Business Council hosted its annual dinner at the Madison Event Center, Renaissance Covington opened Mad Hatter Park (a pop-up park on Scott Boulevard between the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky and Lee's Chicken), and the monthly Pike Street Stroll.

At the CBC event, Corporex managing director Tom Banta was given the Founders Award for his work in the city. A panel made up of Tony Kreutzjans (Orleans Development), Eric Summe (Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau), Katie Meyer (Renaissance Covington), and Tim Schroeder (CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services) discussed the improvements in and attraction of Covington. The River City News publisher Michael Monks served as master of ceremonies.

Some interesting items from the discussion include word that a new wine bar - The Wedge - is coming to Pike Street in the old Bronko's Chili space, and that new data gathered from the newly launched public WiFi in the central business district show that Monday is the third busiest day of the week for foot traffic, which may suggest that retailers who tend to be closed on Monday may want to reconsider at some point.

RCN's Brian Frey produced these photos.

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