Louisville Antique Mall building (BS file photo)
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Louisville Antique Mall building (BS file photo)
Louisville Antique Mall building. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

The Louisville Antique Mall located on the corner of East Broadway and Campbell Street closed today after a year and a half at its current location and 26 years in business leaving 200 antique vendors and the penthouse Colonnade Cafe to find a new home. In January 2008, the building was purchased for over $800,000 and owner Denise Golden subsequently invested around $2 million to fix up the structure.

The antique business has apparently been hit hard by the recession despite a good amount of traffic at the site. Golden says the economy is to blame as spending has become tight.

The five-story art-deco building is currently for sale, along with several other large historic structures on East Broadway. The 1920s era Louisville Antique Mall building is expected to be listed around $3.8 million. Hopefully in better times this property and the entire stretch of East Broadway can pick up the pieces and begin to connect Downtown and near-Downtown neighborhoods with Irish Hill and the Highlands above.

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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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