26 NOVEMBER 2012
TODAY IS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
So that means that you should do today what you should be doing everyday: patronizing small businesses in our communities. (Though I do find it odd that "Small Business Saturday" is a registered trademark of American Express. Remember, small merchants prefer cash!)
NEW SHOP FOR MEN TAKES ON BIG BOYS, OPENS ON BLACK FRIDAY
While Mall Road or Kenwood Avenue are obvious local destinations for Black Friday shopping thrill-seekers, Covington's Scott Boulevard may sooner-than-later join their ranks. On the busiest shopping day of the year, Flow, A Shop For Men boldly opened at 621 Scott Boulevard, an area in need of new retail. "I would like to rebrand Scott Boulevard as 'The Boulevard', with an eclectic mix of shops you can't find anywhere else," said owner Jerod Theobald, 29. "If I can get the ball rolling, creating some momentum, then I'll be happy."
Flow is combination high-end, hand-picked consignment and new pieces by independent designers. The location is in an old brewery building next to D'Amico's Tailor Shop, a longtime Covington staple. Theobald traveled to Chicago, New York City, and Nashville to stock his consignment shelves. The new items come from designers on both coasts, the Midwest, and Canada. "These are unique pieces you won't see at Macy's or Nordstrom," Theobald said.
|Jerod Theobald, Owner of Flow, a Shop for Men|
Hours: Tues - Sat 11:00AM - 7:00 PM, Sun 12:00PM - 6:00PM, Mon CLOSED. Prices for resale items range from $14 - $35 and new item prices range from $30 - $80.
MORE DOWNTOWN COVINGTON
SHOPS IN HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Following the lead of Sims Furniture and its spectacular holiday window display, more Downtown Covington merchants have turned on their Christmas lights.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE SIMS DISPLAY? WOW. CLICK HERE.
|Donna Salyers Fabulous Bridal|
|Tienda de Abarrotes Tapia's|
|Affordable Wedding Creations|
in the news...
HOLY CROSS ADVANCES TO STATE
The Indians will represent Covington in Bowling Green for the state title after routing Somerset 48 - 14 Friday night in Newport. Next up: undefeated Glasgow.
Photos & Story: Cincinnati Enquirer
LOUISVILLE BUSINESS BOYCOTTS BLACK FRIDAY
A guy who ran for Mayor of Kentucky's largest city last year kept his bike shop closed on Black Friday. Instead, he chose to recognize "Buy Nothing Day":
The annual event is an international day of protest against purchasing items on Black Friday, which marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season. Social justice activists supporting the demonstration have gained more attention this year due in part to the Occupy Wall Street movement.WFPL
SEE ALSO: Wall Street's recession cost way more than any security costs for the Occupy movement, so... yeah. Think Progress
LATONIA CHURCH GATHERS FOR SICK GIRL
A 7-year old girl is battling cancer so the local community is rallying around her family.
LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESS READY FOR SMALL BIZ SATURDAY
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IS THIS THE YEAR KENTUCKY FINALLY BEATS TENNESSEE IN FOOTBALL?
It has not happened since 1984. So, if you're a UK fan you can probably relate to the animosity this Alabama fan feels for the Vols:
"They lowdown, they dirty, they some snitches..."
LOL. The game is today at 12:21. Go Cats!
NATION TO BRING IN REVENUE BY OFFERING OFFICIAL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES
Banking on the popularity of its original location, the country hopes to make millions by partnering with franchisees around the world, to whom it would license the trademarked United States brand name as well as the nation's flag, motto, preserved landmarks, college sports programs, movie studios, and bicameral legislature."Now, anyone interested in starting a new nation can open an official United States," said Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. "America already has a brand everyone knows and responds to. Now the time has come for us to grow that asset and monetize it."The Onion