LouisvilleKY Mayor calling on residents to check out South Points Buy Local Fair

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Inaugural event will run from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Iroquois Amphitheater

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7) ­— Mayor Greg Fischer today urged citizens to attend the inaugural South Points Buy Local Fair on Saturday, July 9, at Iroquois Amphitheater. Organized by the Louisville Independent Alliance, the South Points Buy Local Fair will feature dozens of small, independent businesses from south and southwest Louisville, along with an international food court, live music, craft beer and more.

“South Points Buy Local Fair shows the strength of Louisville’s independent business culture in this part of our city,” Mayor Fischer said. “Neighbors will discover new services near to them, and citizens from across Louisville will learn about all the unique businesses in south and southwest Louisville.”

LIBAThe fair is part of LIBA’s Keep South Louisville Weird work group, which aims to grow independent businesses, both current and new, in the area. The 2016 South Points Buy Local Fair is sponsored by LG&E, Republic Bank, Louisville Metro Council, Louisville Water Co., Leanhart Plumbing, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital/KentuckyOne Health, WAKY Radio and Park Community Bank.

Earlier this year, Mayor Fischer, local business owners and civic leaders unveiled the 2016 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events. The map, which can be found at southpoints.org and features south and southwest Louisville attractions, was another part of the effort to encourage citizens to experience all of Louisville.

The South Points Buy Local Fair runs from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

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About the Keep South Louisville Weird Campaign: In May of 2013, the LIBA teamed up with Metro government, leaders from the Southwest Dream Team, Dixie Area Business Association, South Louisville Business Association and other area groups to launch the Keep South Louisville Weird campaign, which is much more than a slogan. The group has conducted and analyzed studies about what area residents want, gathered research, conducted bus tours for potential business owners, coordinated a South Louisville Independent Business Growth Summit, and started efforts to educate area residents about why it’s important to support independent businesses. www.keeplouisvilleweird.com

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