January Newsletter 2022

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A Message from Rebecca Fleischaker

Publication Date: 01-20-2022



Dear Friend of Downtown,

Despite the Omicron surge, we are busy getting ready for a great year, making sure Downtown is looking and feeling good, helping businesses open and planning some really cool projects!

We have updated our web page listing Downtown restaurants/retailers and their hours for easy reference… bookmark this page and share with your friends, our small businesses need your support!!!

And I started a new blog, check it out!

Stay warm and healthy, hope to see you on the streets soon.



Roots 101 African American Museum Named USA TODAY Top 10 New Places to Visit

Each year, USA Today searches the nation for the best attractions. From museums and performance spaces to skateparks and water parks, USA today is looking for the greatest places in the country for travelers to visit. The news outlet enlists a panel of “travel experts” and then asks their readers to help them select the best attractions in the nation. Roots 101 African American Museum was voted #10 on this list, and we couldn’t be prouder!

Congratulations to Roots 101 and Lamont Collins, Founder and CEO. Stop by the museum today and share in this excitement with your own personal congratulations.





500 W Renovations

On December 20, 2021 SomeraRoad announced the beginning of construction on transformative building improvements at 500 W Jefferson, where they plan to redefine the Downtown commercial office environment with major upgrades, which are expected to be completed by mid-2022.

This $16 million renovation will modernize both the interior and exterior of the Class-A office tower with a reimagined and relocated lobby, including a coffee shop and a two-story atrium anchored by a custom light fixtures and art pieces.

As part of its renovations, the entire fourth floor is being converted into a marquee tenant amenity floor, with a variety of well-appointed tenant amenities, both indoors and outdoors, including a tenant lounge and cocktail bar, and Louisville’s largest green-scaped rooftop terrace. The fourth floor will also include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a best-in-class conferencing center, with private conference and training rooms and board rooms for groups of varying sizes.

Everyone here at the Louisville Downtown Partnership would like to thank SomeraRoad for their commitment and investment in Downtown Louisville.



Downtown Louisville is proud to welcome the following business who opened in 2021!

Black Jockey’s Lounge 630 S. Fourth St. Restaurants/Cafes
Clever Moose Market Café 204 S. Hancock St. Restaurants/Cafes
Gertie’s Whiskey Bar 821 E. Market St., Suite 101 Bars/Nightspots
Lodgic Everyday Community 552 E. Market St. Co-working space
Louisville Thoroughbred Society 209 E. Main St. Private Club
The Salad Chic 428 W. Market St. Restaurants/Cafes
Sugar Town Vintage 205 S. Shelby St. Apparel & Accessories
Torino’s Sandwich Bar 821 E. Market St., Suite 101 Restaurants/Cafes
Bark Louisville 713 E. Broadway Pet Services
The Bayou 434 W. Market St. Restaurants/Cafes
Evergreen Liquors 720 E. Market St. Brews/Spirits/Wines
Everyday Kitchen 552 E. Market St. Restaurants/Cafes
The Grady Hotel 601 W. Main St. Hotels
Holiday Inn Downtown 101 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Hotels
In Season Restaurant 324-A W. Main St. Restaurants/Cafes
Parlour Pizza 133 W. Liberty St. Restaurants/Cafes
Roots 101: African American Museum 124 N. First St. Museums
Seafood Lady 601 E. Jefferson St. Restaurants/Cafes
Shippingport Brewing Co./Sally Fourth Taproom 1221 W. Main St. Brewers
Wild Swann 601 W. Main St. Restaurants/Cafes
Against the Grain Sandwich Express 119 S. Seventh St. Restaurants/Cafes
Doemonie 921 Apparel 801 W. Broadway, Suite 6 Apparel & Accessories
The Flamingo Lounge 119 S. Seventh St. Bars/Nightspots
Jessie Lee’s Smoke & Vape Shop 801 W. Broadway, Suite 6 Smoke Shops
Lodgic Kids Camp 552 E. Market St. Child Care Centers
The NuLu Sundae Club 821 E. Market St., Suite 101 Candy/Confectionary
Senora Arepa 721 E. Market St. Restaurants/Cafes
U-Haul Neighboorhood Dealer 535 E. Broadway Truck Rental
Adorn Bridal 629 E. Market St., Suite 101 Bridal Shops
Cambria Hotel Louisville Downtown 120 S. Floyd St. Hotels
Classico Takeout & Empanadas 101 S. Preston St., #104 Restaurants/Cafes
The Dog Shop 815 E. Market St., Suite 103 Pet Merchandise/Accessories
Tha Drippin Crab 1219 W. Jefferson St. Restaurants/Cafes
Heine Brothers’ Coffee 101 S. Fifth St., Suite 110 Beverages/Coffee Shops
Huge Impact Restaurant 566 S. Fifth St. Restaurants/Cafes
Jackdaw Coffee & Bourbon Bar 120 S. Floyd St. Restaurants/Cafes
The Local Seltzery 828 E. Main St. Bars/Nightspots
Presley Post 734 W. Main St., Suite 106 Co-working space
TownePlace Suites 801 W. Jefferson St. Hotels



Louisville Downtown Partnership ARP Funding Update

ARP Funding Update

Louisville Metro has released the Request for Applications and LDP is working on its application for funds to go to Small Business support and adaptive reuse of underused buildings. The applications are due Jan. 31.



Welcome new Louisville Downtown Management District & Downtown Development Corporation Board Members! Thank you for your dedication to Downtown Louisville.

  • LDMD – Amar Khadley (CEO, Taurus Capital)

  • LDMD – Andre Donley (General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott)

  • LDMD – Antuan del Carpio (Director of Operations, Fourth Street Live!)

  • LDMD – Dustin Stutzman (Director of Sales & Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn)

  • LDMD – Lamont Collins (Founder & CEO, Roots 101)

  • LDMD – Todd Warren (Owner/Operator, MPI Printing)

  • DDC – Andre Guess (President & CEO, Fund for the Arts)

  • DDC – Dan Hartlage (Principal, Guthrie Mayes Public Relations, GMPR)

  • DDC – Riggs Lewis (System VP, Health Policy, Norton Healthcare)

  • DDC – Andrew Marchetti (V.P. of Acquisitions and Asset Management, SomeraRoad, Inc.)

  • DDC – Jordan Reber (CEO and Chairman, OvareGroup)

  • DDC – Tonya Robinson (Vice President of Operations, Thorntons, Inc.)

Downtown in January



View Calendar and All Downtown Louisville Events
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January Downtown Events

Cooking Class Date Night, 01/19/22
Macaron Class, 01/19/22
Louisville Men’s Basketball vs. Boston College at KFC YUM! Center, 01/20/22
Connect Series: Breaking into Tech!, 01/20/22
Ossietzky: A Peace Play, 01/20/22
Daughters of Greatness 2022, 01/21/22
Slow Songs, 01/21/22
2022, New Year, New Artists, New Work, 01/21/22
Louisville Ghost Walks, 01/21/22
Lynsey Henken Band @ PBR Louisville, 01/21/22
Friday Night Rumbles @ The Sports and Social Club, 01/21/22
90’s Night @ Howl at the Moon, 01/21/22
BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention, 01/22/22
MakerPlace Workshops – Art Exploration – Screen Printing, 01/22/22
90’s Night @ Howl at the Moon, 01/22/22
UFC 270 @ The Sports and Social Club, 01/22/22
Louisville Men’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame at KFC YUM! Center, 01/23/22
Louisville Women’s Basketball vs. Wake Forrest at KFC YUM! Center, 01/23/22
Drinks & Details: Spring 2022 Emerging Leaders Program, 01/24/22
Parlour Downtown Louisville w/ Laren Rapp, 01/26/22
Mitchell Tenpenny, 01/27/22
Louisville Women’s Basketball vs. Florida State at KFC YUM! Center, 01/27/22
Tiny Art Tales at KMAC Museum, 01/28/22
Circle Time KMAC Play Date, 01/28/22
D Boone Pittman at PBR , 01/28/22
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: The Two Towers, 01/28/22
Louisville Ghost Walks, 01/28/22
Friday Night Rumbles @ The Sports and Social Club, 01/28/22
Louisville Men’s Basketball vs. Duke at KFC YUM! Center, 01/29/22
MakerPlace Workshops – Wood Working, 01/29/22
Jake Gill at PBR, 01/29/22
Presentation Academy Trivia Night Fundraiser, 01/29/22
The Four Horsemen: The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica, 01/29/22
Louisville Women’s Basketball vs. Duke at KFC YUM! Center, 01/30/22
Light it Up Blue, 01/31/22
Louisville Men’s Basketball vs. North Carolina at KFC YUM! Center, 01/31/22

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