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40-year Courier-Journal reporter, family-kind of guy, Presbyterian, duplicate bridge player, IU grad, infantry-trained officer, former spy, Chisox fan

$35M Waterfront Park expansion plan gains momentum — A concerted effort is underway to move forward the scheme for a 22-acre expansion of Waterfront Park downriver under a master plan calling for about $35 million worth of amenities, including plazas, pathways, footbridges, sculptures, historic elements and fountains.

Costco on Bardstown to have gas, liquor sales — Plans for Louisville's second Costco member-warehouse store are advancing with the filing this week of a rezoning notice to develop the store at 3408 Bardstown Road where Showcase Cinemas long stood. Plans show the store with 150,000 square feet of warehouse space, plus an optical shop, liquor sales, a tire center, a free-standing fueling and 636 parking slots.

Holland, New Directions teaming up on housing effort — The non-profit New Directions Housing Corp. is teaming up with investor Gill Holland to pursue redevelopment of primarily shotgun houses in the Portland neighborhood. The housing effort was announced Thursday by Holland, founder of the Portland Investment Initiative, and Joseph Gliessner, the housing agency's CEO.

RiverPark restaurant to get exterior video wall — A new $2 million restaurant to be built in combination with the shell of a historic house at the RiverPark Place marina and condos will have six huge video screens visible from the outside.

Bid to move old Water HQ from Omni site nixed — Mayor Greg Fischer's administration says the single proposal it received to move all or part of the old Louisville Water Co. headquarters to make room for the massive Omni Hotel development is not financially possible.

Louisville officials weigh offer on water company complex near Omni Hotel project — City officials are reviewing a single proposal they received for moving all or part of the old Louisville Water Co. headquarters out of the way of the nearly $300 million Omni Hotel mixed-use development - and they intend to keep the door open for at least a while on the ultimate fate of the historic structures.

St. James Court B&B planned — The owner of a Victorian mansion that dates to shortly before 1900 on St. James Court is seeking to convert the 2 1/2-story structure into what she says would be the first bed and breakfast on the historic corridor in Old Louisville.

Zoning board membership challenged — The makeup of the membership of the metro panel that decides some key zoning-related cases is facing a legal challenge. State law requires the membership of the seven-member Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment to be diverse and reflect the demographics of Metro Louisville.

'Fun center' coming to Blankenbaker Station — A large entertainment center offering bowling, laser tag, a rope course, games gallery, a pizza cafe, restaurant, bar and catering is coming to Blankenbaker Station. Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment issued a news release earlier this week that says it plans its first center in Kentucky at the rapidly developing the Jeffersontown-area location just off Interstate-64.

Omni officials seek easing of zoning codes — The Omni Hotel company planning the $289 million, mixed-use project intended to be a new local economic engine has filed a request for zoning-related concessions to pave the way for the massive development's construction.
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Gastro pub to replace Sully's at 4th St Live

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Makers mark 4th St LIve replacement focus on bourbon, raw bar

Jun 27, 2015

Mayor Fischer calls 4th St Live plans tremendous additions to downtown

Jun 27, 2015

Blake Cordish says 4th St Live positioned for success for decades

Jun 27, 2015

Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse opens this fall at 4th Street Live

Jun 27, 2015

4th Street Live plans $12 million in upgrades, new outlets

Jun 27, 2015

Makers Mart bar and restaurant 4th Street Live closing

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