has outgrown their space on East 8th Street in downtown Cincinnati and
will open up a new, expanded office in the heart of Covington's arts
district at 116 Pike Street (map
Jamie Bryant says that the company now employs nine full-time
employees, and does editing and design work for 19 textbooks each
year. In addition, B-Books also publishes Kiki
- a magazine for young girls.
is a magazine for girls who love life, appreciate creativity, and
recognize good ideas. A Kiki reader thinks for herself, has her own
look, and is on her way to being a confident, strong, and smart young
woman," said owner Jamie Bryant. "She's a girl with style and
The new 3,200 square-foot Covington office space
offers Bryant room to grow the company that started several years ago
out of her home. B-Books purchased the Pike Street building from the City of Covington
in October for $160,000 and plans to move into the space in early March 2010.
just started full construction last week, and more than anything the
former tanning salon space just needs a lot of internal work," said
Bryant. "A lot of the renovation work is focusing on conservation of
resources with improvements like high efficiency lighting, energy, and
Looking long-term, Bryant hope to achieve sustainable unilateral growth
over their two focuses, and says that the new space could eventually
hold up to 15 full-time employees.
looked all over the city and this property fit our needs perfectly,"
said Bryant. "The City of Covington was really welcoming, and it was
just a wonderful experience. It's a great neighborhood, and there was
property there that fit all of our needs at a really affordable price."
Writer: Randy A. SimesPhotography by Scott Beseler
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