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LouisvilleKY is the Hottest Growing Hotel Market in the Country

Bourbon City Outpacing National Trends, Takes Top Growth Spot LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All eyes are on Louisville this spring, but it’s not just the 145th Running of the Roses that’s bringing them here. According to CBRE Research, Louisville had the largest year-over-year hotel demand increase in the first quarter of 2019 at 11.4%, while demand nationally only grew 2.4% in the same quarter, slightly below last year. CBRE Hotels Americas Research specializes in analyzing and reporting on both the historical and future performance of the lodging industry. They measured the growth performance of the top 60 major markets in the first quarter…


The cast of Peter and the Starcatcher. Photo by Bill Brymer

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Candidates Declare, Mayor, GLI, More Politics and the Va Va Vixens

We emerged from the latest meteorological over-hype with our roads clear and a new forecast of a record high of 70 for Groundhog Day. My highlights this week included the Greater Louisville Inc. annual meeting at the Palace, the Ballotin Blues party at Meta, Peter and the Starcatchers (see picture) at Actors Theatre, and all this: The Future’s So Bright: Did you listen to WFPK’s 20-day series looking back at its two decades as the region’s coolest music station? It was cool, and made me look back at my Business First archives to see my 1998 story about the Public…


Mayor Fischer

Louisville Ky is looking good, so says its Mayor

Louisville a city in transformation, with strong momentum, Mayor Fischer declares   ”You can see our momentum. You can feel it. And you can count it!”   LOUISVILLE (Jan. 28, 2016) – Declaring Louisville as “a city in transformation,” Mayor Greg Fischer said today that he’s extremely optimistic and ambitious about the future, and that the momentum in the city is palpable. “We live in a world that’s in transformation. And as a city, our goal is to do more than keep up with the pace of global change; it’s to leap ahead,” Fischer said, during his annual State of…


Designs for Louisville’s Newest Hotel Complex Revealed

Information compiled from courier-journal.com and bizjournals.com Louisville, Ky., – New architectural designs of the massive Omni Hotel project in Downtown Louisville have been revealed today. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Omni officials released the designs this afternoon at a Metro Hall press conference. The 30-story glass and brick tower will feature 600 luxury hotel rooms on the lower levels. The upper levels will consist of 225 high-end apartments. The complex, bounded by Muhammad Ali Boulevard and Second, Third and Liberty Streets, will also feature a 20,000 square foot grocery store. “From local art being featured inside to a unique bourbon…


Louisville Mayor Fischer announces plan to save all or part of old Water Company building

LOUISVILLE – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a plan to save all or parts of the old Water Company Building and pledged city money to help in the effort. The Mayor said his team — along with Craig Potts, the state’s historic preservation officer, and preservation leaders including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Louisville — have been meeting to discuss options.  “The bottom line is we are committed to saving all or parts of the historic old Water Company Building,” Fischer said. “The city is committed to providing up to $1 million dollars toward a relocation effort and…


Louisville KY Downtown Buildings, on Omni Site, Coming Down ASAP

Engineers say buildings must be removed immediately due to imminent safety concern Recent inspection finds Morrissey parking garage, including Typewriter building, and Falls City Theater Company building have significantly deteriorated and must be removed LOUISVILLE (April 9, 2015) – Recent inspections by Louisville Metro’s Division of Construction Review and private structural engineers have determined three buildings in the 400 block of South Third Street should be removed immediately due to structural problems that pose imminent safety concerns for the community. The buildings are the Morrissey parking garage, including the Typewriter building, and the Falls City Theater Company building, located in the…


Bracket Distractions — Arts and Business and Politics

It’s always good to have some friends who don’t pay attention to the same things you do — it offers perspective. What’s important to you (whether U of will be a #2 seed or #3 seed in the NCAA bracket) is like speaking a foreign language, I’m guessing, to someone like Les Waters, the artistic director at Actors’ Theatre and my guest on the Rusty Satellite Show this week.