We’re supposed to be in the middle of a recession right now, but somebody forgot to tell Louisville’s entrepreneurs. New businesses seem to be opening all over the place these days. We spotted another new restaurant on Baxter Avenue called “Bunz” looks like its ready to open any day now in the old Omar’s Gyro location. We don’t know anything about it, but it looks like it’s going to be a burger place and the inside is set up like a small diner. We like the sign.
Quills Coffee is opening tomorrow across the street. We think the new retail front is quite improved. Now if someone would just get rid of the ugly 2nd floor aluminum siding. But these are just two of the new rush of restaurants opening in Louisville lately. 732 Social just opened in The Green Building, Wiltshire on Market isn’t far down the street, two new restaurants will open in Slugger Field by Derby, Kaelin’s is getting new life, Sunergos Coffee is opening in Beechmont, and Pita Hut is expanding. But there’s more; Toast is opening in New Albany, along with the new Bank Street Brewhouse and several other eateries, a new salad store is coming Downtown soon, a new sandwich shop is on Barret Avenue, and a Subway and Jimmy John’s will open soon in East Downtown. That’s just a handful of the new eateries, let us know what we left out in the comments. And there’s new retail, too; like Butchertown’s My Old Kentucky Homebrew store and WHY Louisville’s expansion to name just two.
We’re not sure how other cities are doing on their local business front, but Louisville appears to be doing pretty well as far as start-ups go. We wish all the new businesses and restaurants the best of luck as we weather the rest of the economic downtown.