Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gordon Biersch Louisville Construction Start

Construction at Louisville's newest soon to be microbrewery seems to have started. Currently crews are working on installing new duct work at the lower level of the former Border's location on fourth street and Liberty. Recently a $2.5 million building permit went out for interior modifications. According to local media coverage the brewery is still slated to open sometime this spring, which I think is quite ambitious. I am sure they want to be open for business before Derby, since this seems to be the deadline everybody seems to be striving for in this town.
Gordon Biersch is a Chattanooga based restaurant chain that started business in 1988. It is famous for its European style micro brews and normal bar food (burger, chicken, etc.) Currently it operates 33 US location. In Louisville it will fill up the entire ground floor of the former bookstore and serve as the northern anchor of Fourth St. Live.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Louisville City Hall gets new Fire Escape

In recent months, the city of Louisville has added a new fire escape to the north side of city hall. The four column steel structure spans three floors and replaces the old fire escape from the 1940's. According to WAVE3 the finished structure will be painted to match the limestone color of the original building. The structure itself has a price tag of over $400,000.
I know it is probably a necessary evil, but I don't think it adds to the attractiveness of the building.

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