I just made a little observation. Coming down Muhammad Ali Blvd., I've noticed that the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute on the downtown University of Louisville Health campus added new signage. The new lettering is atop of their surgical facility. That building is fairly new as well.
As I was driving around town last weekend, I saw a new restaurant opening up at Cobalt Marketplace on East Market Street. It's called Mozz. It uses the space previously occupied by Primo. With the restaurant in place it looks like the retail part of the Cobalt Marketplace is fully leased ever since AAA rented the space of the former Fresh Market. According to their website, Mozz is an Italian supper club and a Neopolitan pizza counter. Their website also says they're now open. Their prices range from $12 Tortellini to $95 porterhouse steak for two or four.
The Fourth street location of Eddie Merlot's added signage over the weekend. The steak house also added black awnings to the Starks Building. Interior work on the steak house's fifth location is still in full swing. The restaurant also added two revolving doors. One of them is facing Fourth street, the other one faces Muhammad Ali boulevard. Earlier this year I thought they tried to paint part of the Starks building brown. Turns out that was probably just the primer for a new black coat of paint.
The signage they just put up really fits in well with the rest of the signage at fourth street live. The big bulbs on it have kind of a retro feel to it. It reminds me a lot of the signage of O'Sheas near the arena.
Since there are two City Properties garages going up in the central business district, here's a picture of the second one. This one is a new parking garage next to the Zirmed Tower. Crews are currently working on the six floor of the garage. The bottom floor of it will include room for a gym. The garage is all part of the City Groups masterplan for the area. With the garage in place, they finally can start looking at developing the parking lot just south of the buildings.
After work stopped in September of 2008, Legacy Lofts on main seemed to be rotting away. Even though the project won several prices, the original developer went into foreclosure. The half completed building lay dormant until it was bought by Will Realty in February of this year. They decided to rename the project to Soho On Main, and change the color of the exterior, from yellow-organge, to sand. In my opinion with the new color it loses a little of its playfulness but gains a sense of luxury. It still has all the Green aspects that made Legacy Lofts an interesting project. The development still features geothermal heating and cooling. They've already hosted and open house in October, so you should be able to see people moving in in the near future. I've attached two pictures the one on the left is the Main Street View. The other one is the back of the development,
As announced in 2008, the Sons of the American Revolution are in the process of relocating their headquarters to Main Street in downtown Louisville. It looks like part of the work has been completed. As you can see in the picture it seems like the S A R's Genealogy Research Library part seems to open for business. At least that's what the office desk in the front room suggests. Crews are still working hard on the museum part though. The museum part is located right next door to the research center. It will transform the "Fulton Conway & Co" building in the 800 block of west main into a history museum, adding yet another attraction to museum row.