Poe’s “Crossings at Irish Hill” proceeds with cautionThe huge, empty lot on Lexington Road that’s currently owned by River Metals and Progress Rail — across from Distillery Commons and Headliners Music Hall — may soon (within three years) become a modern, urban shopping center, sorta like parts of the East End but maybe not as repulsively commercial. Poe Companies, the Louisville developer behind the planned Museum Plaza, among other urban amenities, plans to cap the environmental wasteland with a pair of “big box” stores (the short list includes Whole Foods, Kroger and Trader Joe’s, as well as a home repair store), some restaurants, small locally owned retail spots and green space.
I can’t speak for my colleagues here at LEO, but, personally, I’m thrilled that U.S. Rep. Anne Northup held a press conference in front of our offices on Fourth Street. It’s not often that we radical left-wing journalistic scumbags get such an up-close and personal look at democracy in action, and who would have ever thought our esteemed Congressperson would have brought it right to our doorstep?
galerie hertz, on the second floor of 632 E. Market St. (584-3547), will close on Saturday, July 15, with art at reduced prices during the grand finale sale.Louisville Metro’s Historic Preservation Officer Joanne Weeter is retiring from the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission at the end of the month.
LEO founder John Yarmuth’s congressional campaign for the 3rd District U.S. House seat currently held by Anne Northup has a new captain — almost. Yarmuth said Monday that a replacement for Dan Borsch, who managed the congressional hopeful’s successful primary bid, has been selected, but his name won’t be revealed until later this week, after he ensures a smooth transition from another campaign he is currently running.
More moves to come. A couple of sources advise that U of L hoops roster flux isn’t over. That there will be at least one other transfer before this year’s edition settles in for its preseason sojourn to Canada.
They say election season really doesn’t heat up till after Labor Day, but I think the race for Kentucky’s 3rd District Congressional seat got started a little earlier.
We humans are an inquisitive bunch, always trying to figure out how to better live our lives and wondering who has the owner’s manual. Look no further — it seems the artists in the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft exhibition “Life InSight” have copies and are letting us have a peek.
This view, a slip of a young woman demurely nibbling at a portabella sandwich, does not scream â€œTheater!â€ And yet, as Amy Attaway begins to tell me about the Theatre Alliance of Louisville, her rapid-fire speech lets me know she is enthusiastic about the theater. Make that really enthusiastic. I can nearly feel waves of boundless energy radiating from her.
Vernon Jackson, the Louisville entrepreneur at the center of the congressional bribery scandal that is currently rocking Capitol Hill, has been up, down and up again so many times that it’s hard to know whether to feel sorry for him or to be excited, eagerly waiting to see how he’ll bounce back this time.
Staffpicks<HOGS>July 6-8Big Rock Bike Fest Start yer engines, gearheads, the first annual Big Rock Bike Fest roars into town this weekend. This festival combines two different sorts of raucous noise: hundreds of bikes and choppers convening, coupled with rock music. The rock is being supplied by a stellar list of bands, including Ted Nugent and the Pat Travers Band, plus Louisville bands El Roostars and Big Rock Show. On Thursday, there is “The Big Rock Tour de Ville Poker Run,” a five-stop tour with a $15 registration fee that benefits the WHAS Crusade for Children. All of the finest bikes are welcome to enter their hogs in a professionally judged competition in any of five different custom bike categories: chopper, American, Harley, Metric and Sport. Visitors can peruse booths offering anything related to music or motorcycling, and food vendors will be there as well. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration for the Poker Run or advance tickets can be found at www.bigrockbikefest.com. —Nathan Thacher