Yet another exciting addition is coming to the Covington Square! Jack and Lisa Phillips, of The Phillips Holding Group, announced that they would be renovating the space formerly known as Church Street Antiques, and open a new pub in Covington GA. This Church Street location will become the Irish Bred Pub, which will be the seventh Irish Bred franchise, with the other locations set throughout Georgia and Alabama. This establishment will also be the third business for the Phillips Holding Group, owners ofThe CORK Boutique and Gifts and The CORK Growler and Cigar Shoppe.
Irish Bred will be able to seat 350 people in its two stories. The second floor will have live music and a large dance floor, which will provide an amazing space for special performances, events, karaoke, and team trivia nights. There will also be TV's on both floors and a separate bar area for cheering on your favorite sports teams. The restaurant will feature signature dishes such as Irish Beef Stew, Shepard’s Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Irish Cream Cheesecake.
Patrons will come into the front of the building through an entrance way consisting of three doors. One will bring diners into the restaurant, one to the entertainment level on the second floor and one into the retail space. Oh, yeah! Did we mention the retail space in the back? You can pick up Irish Bred t-shirts, hats, and gear. There will also be a back entrance for easy access to the Elm Street parking deck.
Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston also weighed in on his excitement for the new pub to open.“There is no question with development like this and investment by the likes of Jack and his family that this whole community has taken a turn,” said Johnston. “We have had quality growth that has been about doing something for this community.”
We are just as excited to see this growth within our town. Covington has welcomed several great and unique new businesses so far in 2016. “Since these businesses have opened up the entire Square has grown. People are getting to see what a unique, and incredible place the Square is. Covington can be anything it wants to be.”