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Alley Gallery Celebrates First 100 Doors

LouisvilleKY’s Alley Gallery Celebrates First 100 Doors

(Louisville, KY) — Just one year after its launch, the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) celebrated the “Alley Gallery First 100” last week in the Henry Clay Parking garage. Local artists, sponsors and dignitaries applauded the innovative Alley Gallery program which repurposes alley and back-of-the-building metal doors into an outdoor gallery featuring the work of local artists. “There are more than 300 service doors within the Central Business District that qualify for the program,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of LDP. “We are so proud of the many sponsors and artists who have enthusiastically embraced Alley Gallery and have made it a…


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Downtown LouisvilleKY Lane Closures mean minor lane changes for KDF Mini and Marathon

Race Registration Closes at Midnight on April 24th Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon presented by Humana due to recent lane closures on Main Street between 4th and 7th Streets. The races are set for this Saturday, April 28. The changes will affect runners in both the mini and Marathon within the first two miles as runners are diverted around the construction along Main Street. Runners will instead go west on Market Street. “All downtown traffic is being rerouted on Main Street in this area and the Kentucky Derby Festival is no exception,” said Shanna Ward, Race…


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LouisvilleKY’s Omni Residences now open for lease

Louisville, KY., – Empty nester? Single? Or a professional seeking to live closer their offices in Downtown Louisville?  The Residences at Omni Louisville are now accepting applications for lease for its 200-plus units in the Omni Louisville Hotel building. So far, 34 have been spoken for, leaving 191 still open for applications. Rent prices range between $1500 and $2500. That will get you access to the hotel’s spa, market, restaurants, bars and speakeasy, as well as a dedicated concierge, door-to-door dry cleaning services, 24-hour fitness center, rooftop pool, sky lounge, fire pit, a pet spa, and bicycle storage and repair…


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Let LouisvilleKY’s ice skating fun begin!

Story and photos from LouisvilleKy.gov…   LouisvilleKY., – Louisville’s Holiday in the City promotes holiday happenings and events throughout Downtown Louisville, and markets the city as a holiday destination for residents and visitors. Holiday in the City continues through the holiday season with ice skating at Holiday Square located at 4th and Jefferson. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! Ice Rink Hours: Location: Holiday Square at 4th and Jefferson Hours subject to change pending weather and skating conditions. Check  Facebook  or  Twitter  for updates. Opening day – Thursday, November 23 Closing day – Monday, January 1, 2018 November 24 – December 17: Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday &…


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Angel’s Envy opens new LouisvilleKY distillery and visitor center

Reservations for Guided Tours Now Being Accepted Online Louisville, Kentucky (November 16, 2016) – Angel’s Envy™, the super-premium Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, will officially open its new distillery and visitor center to the public for guided tours beginning Saturday, November 19. Online reservations, which are required, are now being accepted at www.angelsenvy.com. Admission is $15 per person and includes a tasting. Located at 500 E. Main Street at Jackson, (the former Vermont American and Baer Fabrics Warehouse), the new state-of-the-art facility is the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. Having completed a $27 million…


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Downtown Louisville Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Beautification Program

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer joined the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP) to celebrate the 10thAnniversary of the Downtown Beautification Program, today.  During the past ten years, the Downtown Beautification Program has added more than 350 new trees and 192 spectacular flower pots in the area known as the Central Business District. “From the 60 tree wells with perennial and annual plant materials to the Mark White Memorial Garden and more, LDP has greatly enhanced the look of our downtown,” Fischer said. “The improvements give residents, visitors and those who work downtown a sense of pride in our city and we…


Louisville Uncovered presents: A timeless Louisville favorite food lives on, nearly 120 years later.

Louisville Uncovered presents a fresh episode: “Benedictine Uncovered”   Benedictine, is a spread made with cucumbers and cream cheese, was invented near the beginning of the 20th century by Jennie Carter Benedict (1860–1928), a caterer, restaurateur and cookbook author in Louisville, Kentucky.[11] After attending Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School, she built a 256-square-foot kitchen with a 48-square-foot pantry in her backyard in 1893 (with no running water!) for what she thought was an excessive $316.85 so she could better serve her catering clientele. Watch the story, now, “Uncovered” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meiK5siOG3I In 1900, “Miss Jennie”  opened a restaurant and tea room…


Big Man on Main Street

What can you say about a huge statue of a naked man appearing in a prominent spot in downtown Louisville? Pretty darn cool. I heard Mandy Connell taking bets on her radio show on how long it would take some snooty group to take offense. Credit the good folks at the 21C Hotel for the brilliance of installing Big Dave, including his full manhood, during Derby Week. How big? The statue is 30-feet tall, and is considered to be a perfectly proportional male. Read all about the David statue here. And here he is.


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The Voice Moves Beyond St. Matthews

The Voice-Tribune isn’t a strictly St. Matthews paper anymore, a fact that’s made ever clear by the paper’s recent move to new offices on East Main Street.   Since being purchased by Blue Equity in 2007, the paper has made plenty of changes — more color and expanded sections, new publications and the sponsorship of events, including what’s become a huge annual Best Dressed event and monthly parties at local restaurants. The paper, which seemed to resist technology before being purchased by the Blue Equity, now has a significant web presence, including several online-only blogs. Managing editor Angie Fenton, who came…


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Louisville Explosion Closes Downtown

  At 8am this morning a series of explosions, originally thought to be caused by sewer gas, closed the downtown area at around 1st and 2nd street and Market and Main Street. Later a fire fighter said that it was not sewer gas but an electrical explosion and LG&E was exploring a possible failure. Fire was seen coming out of man-hole covers and other man-hole covers were seen open – seemingly due to an explosion that happened in the sewer. Heavy smoke was seen at 1st Street and Market Street. In an exclusive LouisvilleKY.com interview an executive from a prominent…