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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ft. Thomas New Business News (New Daycare, Vintage Gifts, New Gifts, Dick's Sporting Goods)


- Everybody thinks they can run a successful restaurant. I am not one of those people.  I've seen too many episodes of Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares or Bar Rescue.  But had I won the latest lottery and had nothing to lose, you can bet your next mortgage payment I'd try my hand at it.

I had my Ft. Thomas location all picked out too. The Jehovah's Witness Temple on Memorial Parkway was for sale for about a year and that was my spot. I was thinking a high end steak house. Cigar room. Valet. It was all planned out in my mind. Of course, I have zero restaurant experience except for my 1 year server stint at Max and Erma's in Lexington.

It was not to be as it was purchased and will be a daycare facility. Not sure what the name of it will be, but the playground equipment is in and construction is taking place on the inside.

- Last week Ft. Thomas resident, Bristol Snider, is opened a vintage goods shop in the carriage house next to current FTM family member, Case's Golden Leaf Florist.

Luci Wallis Vintage will sell vintage items, new vintage inspired gifts and custom painted furniture"We plan to in the future administer classes where will will teach painting techniques for furniture.  We will be open bi monthly and on weekends have painted pieces outside for sale." said Snider 

They are open Thursday through Saturday.

- Don't forget Ft. Thomas Central will open their doors June 27th. FTM will be there to cover their opening. Their location is at the corner of Highland and Ft. Thomas Ave, near Mio's.

In an interview with the Community Recorder, owner Barb Thomas said, “The whole foundation behind my concept for this store is the art of gifting. The art of gifting isn’t just about the person you’re buying a gift for, it’s also about the experience for the person buying that perfect gift.”

- Obviously not Fort Thomas, but Dick's Sporting Goods have poured their foundation and starting construction on their behemoth building. That building marks the first retailer built on that plot of land at Newport Pavilion.

- The Campbell County YMCA is hosting a free Kids Mountain Bike Race on Monday, June 17 in Fort Thomas. Registration for the race begins at 6 p.m. at shelter number three near the basketball courts at Tower Park in Fort Thomas. All skill levels are welcome.  A parent or guardian must be in attendance for registration and the race.  All children must wear a helmet. 


  1. From a Church to a Daycare. Just what we need. Soon they will be crying about getting in and out of the location and want a stop sign or light. All with on or little tax income for the city.

  2. thanks for listing the mountain bike race!