For those of you visiting our storefront on Saturday (we’re open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or the book-release party (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.), here are some tips on parking and navigating the city of Covington, Ky.
If you are looking to visit our storefront after going to the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event at Braxton Brewing Co., here’s a handy map that shows you how. It’s less than half a mile – an easy 7-minute walk.
Where to park?
Parking in the Mainstrasse area of Covington can be easy or frustrating – depending on the time of day. Weekend nights are the worst because there are a lot of popular bars and restaurants one block over from us on Main Street.
If you are pressed for parking, try the free lot under the interstate where Pike Street intersects I-71/75. It’s noisy (duh), but is about a five-minute walk. There’s also a large free lot at the southern tip of Goebel Park and Pool.
Finally, a tip on safety. Covington is not dangerous. In 20 years of living in Northern Kentucky I’ve never been harassed or threatened – and I’ve walked all of the Covington neighborhoods many times during our four-year search for a building.
That said, don’t be dumb. This is a city. Lock your car, take normal city precautions and you’ll be fine.
— Christopher Schwarz