Monthly Archives: October 2015


Is a touch of the East End finding its way to Louisville’s South End? That’s what one local developer recently suggested when I visited Apex on Preston, a 312-unit apartment complex that will wrap construction by December. The 312-unit Apex on Preston apartment complex is 65 percent leased, said Kelli Lawrence, a partner with Cityscape Residential. Enlarge The 312-unit Apex on Preston apartment complex is…

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Is a Hotel the Missing Link for South Louisville

Is a Hotel the Missing Link for South Louisville

When Louisville-based Capstone Realty Inc. bought 300 acres off Preston Highway near the Gene Snyder Freeway more than a dozen years ago, the area could have been aptly described as an economic wasteland. “There was nothing here,” Stan Franczek, Capstone’s president and CEO said during a recent discussion about the South End with Louisville Business First. Apex on Preston, a South End Louisville apartment complex…

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Morning Pointe Senior Site Sets Grand Opening

Morning Pointe Senior Site Sets Grand Opening

A new senior living community will hold its grand opening Thursday on South Hurstbourne Parkway south of Taylorsville Road. The Morning Pointe of Louisville Senior Living campus is on nine acres at 4711 S. Hurstbourne, between Watterson Trail and Bardstown Road.  It consists of a building with 53 apartments and another 20 apartments in The Lantern, a wing designed for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory…

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Indiana Trucking Company Plans Bullitt County Facility To Mitigate Toll Costs

Indiana Trucking Company Plans Bullitt County Facility To Mitigate Toll Costs

Clarksville-based Summitt Trucking LLC plans to open a new location in Bullitt County as a means of saving money on tolls expected as a part of the Ohio River Bridges Project. Owner David Summitt said in an interview that he expects the company to close on land for the new location by the end of the month. Summitt is buying the former Brooks Elementary School…

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Bullitt County Building Boom Led By $165 Million Industrial Project

Bullitt County Building Boom Led By $165 Million Industrial Project

Bullitt County’s industrial activity is getting a significant jolt thanks to a number of multimillion-dollar projects that are either under development or in the midst of construction. During a tour of Bullitt County’s industrial development parks on Tuesday, Louisville Business First received the lowdown on these project. Main Street Realty recently completed this building with just more than 400,000 square feet in the Cedar Grove…

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Diageo Wants To Stay Natural With Bulleit Distillery

Diageo Wants To Stay Natural With Bulleit Distillery

About a year ago, an approximately 300-acre site off Benson Park Pike in Shelby County was nothing but a corn field. About a year from now, it is expected to be a fully functioning whiskey distillery and aging operation. Today, it’s somewhere in between. On Tuesday morning, London-based Diageo PLC gave us an update on the progress of its Bulleit Distillery project in Shelby County. Diageo…

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Bulleit Distillery On Track For 2016 Opening

Bulleit Distillery On Track For 2016 Opening

Bulleit Bourbon — which saw a growth rate of 55 percent in 2014 — is currently made and aged across Kentucky in bits and pieces with the product distilled by a third-party company then sent to warehouses in various locations. But the bourbon won’t remain stretched across the state for long. By late fall next year, Bulleit’s parent company, Diageo, plans to finish a $115 million project that will join a…

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Downtown Aloft Hotel Opening Set

Downtown Aloft Hotel Opening Set

A Nov. 3 opening date has been set for the 175-room, eight-story Aloft Louisville Downtown boutique hotel being developed by investor Steve Poe at First and Main streets near the historic Whiskey Row district. The hotel will be a Starwood brand property — its only one in the central business district — and will offer what a news release said will be “tech-savvy touches such…

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