New food and beverage hub will focus on keeping it local
(LOUISVILLE, KY) – The remarkable urban renewal momentum taking place in the historic Village of Paristown continues with the announcement of the addition of a new, Louisville-centric modern food hall and bar called The Village Market. Slated to open in early Spring 2020, The Village Market will showcase six local restaurant concepts in a casual indoor/outdoor breezy space that also includes an open, oversized bar that will feature a wide variety of spirits, beers, and craft cocktails.
According to Steve Smith, Paristown’s Managing Partner, “The Village Market will be the center of activity in the burgeoning cultural arts and entertainment district. Our guests will find it a great place to grab a bite before a show at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, or spend the afternoon hanging out with friends and enjoying a wide variety of local food and drinks.”
The Village Market will be located in the building at 712 Brent Street that currently houses The Café, one of Louisville’s most popular restaurants. The existing structure will undergo a substantial renovation in order to create an authentic and welcoming aesthetic that perfectly integrates Paristown’s unique outdoor gathering spaces. In addition, reconfigured kitchen facilities have been designed to foster collaboration and maximize operational efficiency for six different chef-driven food concepts.
As previously announced, The Café will move to its new location just across Brent Street in the four-story building currently undergoing a major historic restoration. The Café has recently announced that it is now open on Sundays from 9 am – 3 pm and now offers a full bar, including fresh-squeezed juices and handmade cocktails. After the move to their new Paristown location, they will expand their hours of operation to include breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week. The Café is expected to relocate to its new home in March 2020, with construction on the current 712 Brent Street building slated to begin immediately after.
After the transformation is complete, The Village Market footprint will be about 9,000 sq. ft., including the outdoor dining area. “The Village Market will be known as the perfect place for friends, family and colleagues to gather in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with great, affordable local food and drinks that appeal to every palette,” Smith said. “Plus, patrons will be delighted to discover a wide array of great local music, artistic performances, art fairs, and even Farmer’s Markets when visiting Paristown’s newest casual dining and social gathering hub,” he added.
Paristown will be known for vibrant and active outdoor spaces that are seasonally programmed to include a wide variety of eclectic offerings designed to appeal to all audiences and all ages. According to Smith, “Paristown is a place where people from all walks of life can come together to eat, drink, and enjoy an ever-changing array of local arts and crafts fairs or exhibitions, musicians, performance artists, small makers, and even community gatherings that are always authentic and welcoming.” Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, Stoneware & Co., and Christy’s Garden anchor the cultural arts and entertainment district. The remaining first phase of development, which includes two major historic restorations, is scheduled to be completed during the first quarter of 2020.
Established in 1854 along Beargrass Creek and just east of downtown Louisville directly off of East Broadway, the historic Village of Paristown is a jumble of workplaces, residences, and local businesses with both a fascinating past and bright future. The seven-acre area surrounding Brent Street is undergoing a major revitalization that will bring many new jobs and visitors to the area.
For more information, go to: www.paristown.c