Gasthaus German Restaurant Closes After 29 Years

A popular Louisville German restaurant has closed its doors after 29 years: Gasthaus on Brownsboro Road shut its dining room down in late April. 

The Greipel family, who opened Gasthaus in 1993, said in a Facebook post that they hope someone with a love of German culture takes over the restaurant. Gasthaus was one of the only German restaurants in the Louisville area.

“It’s been an honor to bring our little bit of Germany to Louisville, by serving our home cooked meals to you and your families,” they wrote. “We have enjoyed the many memories over the years and would like to thank our guests and our hardworking staff for this blessing.”

The founders of Gasthaus, husband-and-wife duo Annemarie and Michael Greipel, are taking an “early” retirement, according to the post. Annemarie Greipel told the Courier Journal that a persistent staff shortage contributed to their decision and that the restaurant had continued to receive business during the pandemic.

Annemarie Greipel was known for making traditional German desserts for the restaurant. The Greipel children have also been involved in the running of the restaurant over the years.

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