Around Town: News Highlights

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Wayside Christian Mission vs. Original Highlands

The homeless shelter responsible for sparking Louisville’s first gentrification battle is trying to strike up a second. After selling their campus in Nulu for a reported $5 million, the group is looking elsewhere to expand its shelter for women and children. Look no farther than the Highlands! The Wayside Mission has been eyeing the former Mercy Academy property vacated when the school dashed for the suburbs last year and the neighborhood is already thumbing its collective nose at the idea. Where will the Wayside saga end up next? Only time will tell…

Charbroiled Genny’s Diner

Early this morning, the kitchen of Genny’s Diner on Frankfort Avenue burst into flames, apparently caused by kitchen grease behind the building. The Home of the Frickled Pickle sustained about $60,000 of damage, mainly to the roof and its owner, Frank Ferris, hopes to have the place back in its normal greasy, stick-to-the-floor order in a couple of weeks. Genny’s has drawn attention from fires in years past as a house next door caught fire mysteriously when the city denied the establishment demolition permits. An arson unit to investigate today’s blaze and all findings will be forthcoming. (Read more at C-J)

Farewell Dear Ursuline

The Ursuline Campus Schools along Lexington Road has been renamed the Sacred Heart Schools. After a lengthy (and likely expensive) branding study, the experts reported that nobody really knows anything about Ursuline but everybody has heard of Sacred Heart. The brilliant findings reflect the opinions of staff, parents, and donors among others and the new official name of the group of schools covering all age ranges from 1-18 will be the Sacred Heart Schools at Ursuline Campus.

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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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