By TAYLOR DURDEN | WAVE 3 News
A former candy and tobacco warehouse is getting a major facelift to bring a new public urban market to Louisville year-round — Logan Street Market.
It’s a concept popping up nationwide and will soon open in the Shelby Park neighborhood on Logan Street.
“You know it’s an experience and shopping all in one,” Sarah Height, market director for Logan Street Market, said.
The public market will hold about 30 stores ranging from restaurants, to a butcher, a brewery, a winery and Louisville’s only cheese shop. There will also be coffee, where you can watch the coffee beans being roasted.
“You get to try new things and learn about stuff,” Height said. “It’s more of a good experience than going to a big box store.”
The 27,000 square foot market will have several different types of food, including an African-French Fusion, Venezuelan and also vegan foods.
“There’s something here for everyone, right? Like you can come in and just get a little sandwich or you can come in and get beer and wine,” Height said. “There’s a kids area, too.”
There is still more construction to be done, but Height said they’re on track to open in July. She said vendors will start moving in in two weeks.
Some of the vendors include Bourbon Barrel Foods and Wiltshire Pantry. They are hopeful this will serve as a place to build community — both for people who live in the neighborhood and others who are visiting.
“Here you know your dollars are going towards friends and family that also live here and it just means more,” Height said. “It’s fun, it’s exciting.”
There will be a stage for entertainment and a space for private events.
They will have fresh produce year-round, as well as farmer’s market days.