“The Louisville CourierJournal" published a story on Thursday, recognizing and promoting some new coming attractions for Louisville and Jefferson County for 2019. Some of the best planned restaurants and entertainment venues were selected as “coming attractions" in the New Year.
Among those listed in the publication — at #16 – is the The Louisville Thoroughbred Society. The private membership club is now under construction at 209 East Main Street, as part of the renovation and rehabilitation of the former Fetzer Building and soon to be known as Hughes Lofts. A new parking garage, which will connect the Hughes Lofts with the Ice House, is now underway. The rooftop of that new structure will serve as an open-air space, bar, entertainment zone and the home of a new state-of-the-art Cigar Bar, along with the Louisville Thoroughbred Society.
The Louisville Thoroughbred Society — which will be dedicated to providing first class amenities and services to those persons interested in, invested in and fans of the Thoroughbred industry — is scheduled for opening in 2019.
The facility will have an upscale, private meeting and dining area; a restaurant; a fully-decorated and supplied bar area; and the area’s largest, walk-in humidor and private cigar storage bins. In addition, the club will have downtown’s largest open-air, rooftop green space and social gathering area.
The Louisville Thoroughbred Society announced late on Thursday that it has closed the doors on the “Investor Membership" category. All 30 shares in the new project have now been sold, and the group will be meeting officially — for the first time — in January to construct its’ first Board of Directors.
The “Society" also announced on Thursday that it has finalized its’ floor plan design for both the interior and outdoor areas, and have now submitted final plans for all permits and registrations.
In addition, the Society will be finalizing interior decorating ideas and will begin developing its’ initial “look and feel" for public exposure in the first quarter of 2019.
An “Open House" is being scheduled before the Kentucky Derby 2019 extravaganza, and individual memberships are now being accepted. Interested persons can register online at www.thelouisvillethoroughbredsociety.com and reserve one of the limited spaces in the exclusive, upscale “Society."
While final membership numbers have not been fully developed yet, “Individual Memberships" in the Society will be capped at or around 1,000 in the initial stage.
Here is a look at the article that appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal print and online editions on Thursday:
“What do a downtown beer hall, a barbecue taqueria and a pho cafe have in common?
“All are on deck to open around Louisville in 2019.
“What are you looking forward to the most?
Answer that question after you take a look at what’s coming, below.
- Bandido Taqueria Mexicana— The West Coast-style taqueria is planning a second location within Falls City Brewing at 910 E. Liberty St.
- Barry’s Cheesesteaks— Owner Barry Washington is working toward a second location in Old Louisville at 1161 Second St.
- Biscuit Belly— LouVino owners Chad and Lauren Coulter are behind this new biscuit concept planned for NuLu.
- Burger Boy Diner— Owner Dan Borsch is planning a second location within the former Bluegrass Burgers building at 3334 Frankfort Ave.
- Carali’s Rotisserie Chicken— This Jeffersontown restaurant is planning a second location downtown at 211 S. Fifth St.
- Cattleman’s Roadhouse— This local steak chain is planning an eighth location in LaGrange.
- El Taco Luchador— The powerhouse taqueria plans to open two more locations at 9204 Taylorsville Road in Jeffersontown and within the Colonial Gardens development at 873 W. Kenwood Drive.
- Fountain on Fourth Ice Cream Lounge — The ice cream shop that specialized in alcohol-infused treats will relocate to the Highlandsin 2019.
- Full Stop Filling Station— This “filling station of the future" will serve breakfast and lunch items made with locally sourced ingredients at 1132 E. St. Catherine St.
- Goodfellas Pizzeria— This Lexington-based restaurant is looking to open a Louisville location within a former auto repair shop at 1250 E. Broadway
- Grassa Gramma— This Italian restaurant from Kevin Grangier has been in the works for more than a year but is expected to open very early in the year at 2210 Holiday Manor Center.
- Hall on Washington — This beer hall has applied for a liquor license at 108 W. Washington St., near the KFC Yum Center.
- Heine Brothers’ Coffee— The local coffee chain’s next two locations are planned for 410 W. Daisy Lane in New Albany and 3541 Outer Loop in Okolona.
- International Tap House— This Missouri-based craft beer bar and restaurant plans to open a Louisville location within the Main + Clay apartments at 637 E. Main St.
- Kung Fu Tea Louisville— This boba and bubble tea chain is planning to open within Mall St. Matthew at 5000 Shelbyville Road
- Louisville Thoroughbred Society— This private club broke ground on its dining and meeting space at 209 E. Main St. in October 2018.
- Mexa Steak Tacos— This St. Matthews restaurant is planning a second location downtown at 305 W. Market St.
- Mirin— Chef-owner Griffin Paulin plans to open a second location of his Asian-style street food restaurant in New Albany.
- MozzaPi— This wood-fired pizza restaurant is reportedly eyeing a second location in the Irish Hill neighborhood.
- Noche Mexican BBQ— This Mexican fusion restaurant is in the works for an apartment complex at 1838 Bardstown Road.
- Pho Phi — This Vietnamese cafe is reportedly taking over the space vacated by Home Run Burgers and Fries at 4600 Shelbyville Road.
- Scarlet’s Bakery— The bakery that supports abused and exploited women plans to open a second location at 106 Fairfax Ave.
- Steaks & Bourbon — Óle Restaurant Group founder Fernado Martinez announced this new concept in early 2018. But few details have emerged since.
- Steve-O’s Italian Kitchen— This Oldham County restaurant plans to add a second location in the former Cliftons Pizza building at 2230 Frankfort Ave.
- Topp’t — This build-your-own-pizza restaurant, based in Elizabethtown, plans to open a Louisville location at 323 W. Cardinal Blvd.
- Unnamed brewery — A yet-to-be-named microbrewery has filed development plans for 940 S. Third St. near Spalding University.