East Market Street has lost another business, but there hasn’t been any neighborhood outcry from its loss. The Louisville Gold Club, one of two strip clubs in the area, closed its doors last December and the building it occupied is now for lease. Can we call this gentrification? The block is already home to two of the most upscale condo developments in the city: the Fleur-de-Lis around the corner and the Mercantile just next door.
The site is also across the street from the planned Nucleus research campus that hopes to attract thousands of high-tech jobs to the area. We’re not sure the details behind the closing, but the East Market Street strip club scene has been narrowed to one. The block already has many vacant retail spots, but is now ready for a full come-back when the economy improves.