Covert worked for 22 years for Midwest Seafood, a seafood shop that operated in Springboro until 2007, when it shut down. He served as production manager for Midwest Seafood, which sold to wholesale accounts such as restaurants and country clubs, as well as to individual customers at its retail shop.
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After Midwest Seafood closed, Covert worked in the seafood department at Jungle Jim’s for about five years, and most recently owned and operated the Hyde Park Fish Market in Cincinnati. But Covert, a 1983 Springboro High School graduate, said in March that he had been looking for an opportunity to open a shop in his hometown.
When he opened the shop, Covert said his fish market would sell only to retail customers.