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Tumbleweed restaurant closing site near Waterfront Park after fight with landlord — The Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park is closing, with its last day Nov. 15, a spokesman for the restaurant corporation confirmed early Friday. The closure of the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill & Margarita Bar off River Road near the Big Four Bridge is apparently part of a settlement between the restaurant and its landlord, Waterweed LLC., over how much bank rent the restaurant owes.

Waterfront Park tumbleweed restaurant in settlement talks with landlord Waterweed to avoid eviction fight — Tumbleweed officials acknowledge that they are in serious talks with their riverfront landlord in an effort to resolve a longstanding rent dispute involving the prime restaurant location at Waterfront Park near the Big Four Bridge.

111 Whiskey Row to offer food, shops, living — Three strategic historic buildings in the Whiskey Row project in 100 block of West Main Street are targeted for redevelopment with a mix of restaurants, shops, offices and apartments, the developers say. The adjacent structures - 111, 113 and 115 W.

Owner of Ali boyhood home doubts schedule — The owner of Muhammad Ali's childhood home in western Louisville says restoration probably won't start until all or most of the estimated $250,000 cost is in hand. Jared Weiss, the Nevada real-estate investor who bought the house at 3302 Grand Ave. in the Parkland neighborhood in 2012 said he fully intends to pursue the restoration.

Tumbleweed landlord seeks immediate eviction — Tumbleweed is reneging on a payment pledge by refusing to put $57,000 into a Jefferson District Court account - a sum equal to back rent it owes - and should be subject to immediate court-ordered eviction from Waterfront Park, its landlord claims. The motion filed by the landlord, Waterweed LLC, is the latest round in the dispute over how much rent is owed for the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill & Margarita Bar just upriver from the Big Four Bridge.

Ali's boyhood home getting major facelift — Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville will be restored to its original condition and could be given to the Champ on his 73rd birthday in January under a plan by the current owner and a Kansas-based restoration company.

Notable events during Belle's years — October 1914: Launched in Pittsburgh as the Idlewild. 1948: Renamed the Avalon. May 1962: Purchased at auction by Jefferson County for $34,000. 1963: Rechristened as the Belle of Louisville. April 30, 1963: Participated in the first Great Steamboat Race with Delta Queen.

Belle the star at 100th birthday bash — The Centennial Festival of Riverboats will be open: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Belle purchase fueled political furor — After Jefferson County spent $34,000 in 1962 to buy what would become the Belle of Louisville, then County-Judge Executive Marlow Cook remembers that hundreds of people called his office to claim he was crazy to waste so much tax money. And he said friends at the Pendennis Club told him that he "would never be re-elected to anything."

Belle birthday schedule — The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will be at the waterfront from Oct. 14-19. All landside events are free. Riverboat cruises are ticketed. Daily Operating Hours Tuesday, Oct. 14 - 5:30 p.m - 9 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 15 - 11 a.m.
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Oct 24, 2014

Crowded as a can of sardines? Not really. For Pete's sake, they even have room to lie down.

Oct 23, 2014

Outdoor Power & Equipment group extends commitment to fairgrounds thru 2021. Means nearly $10 m. a year in econ impact.

Oct 22, 2014

Governors of Kentucky, Indiana to preside Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in dedicating new Milton-Madison Bridge.

Oct 22, 2014

Gallopalooza III sponsorship launch party Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Marcus Lindsey, 801 E. Main Street.

Oct 22, 2014

PVA scam warning: Firm called Records Recovery Services calling people offering deeds, other documents for sale for exorbitant fees.

Oct 22, 2014

Food trux on 4th Thursday. 8 30-11 30, Hi Five Donuts; 11-2, Momma's Mustard, Pickles and BBQ; Downtown Partnership gig, at 560 s. 4th

Oct 22, 2014

Fischer to unveil Thorobread Nutrition Kitchen, a new mobile market bringing fresh, local food to the Smoketown neighborhood. :

Oct 22, 2014

Annual fall communitywide Brightside clean sweep planned Saturday morning.

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