After refusing to kowtow to preservationists and the city requesting repairs be made to a decaying house on Frankfort Avenue, Frank Faris is selling the house and his neighboring Genny’s Diner property to Comfy Cow owners Tim and Roy Koons-McGee. News of the pending sale broke on Whas11 and Fox41 Monday night.
It’s a deal that’s been in the works for two months, but Genny’s Diner owner Frank Faris says on Monday he signed the contract to sell the diner and the Queen Anne historic home next door… If the sale goes through, Tim Koons-McGee will be putting the second location of the Comfy Cow, a locally owned, successful ice cream store, right where Genny’s Diner has been selling the Sweet Daddy Burger.
Now, after 27 years, the frickled pickle will be no more, but at least the century-old Queen Anne style house next door won’t become a strip club. Instead, the house will be fixed up and converted into office and retail space. Metro Louisville will provide some financial assistance for the renovation of the house. The new Comfy Cow Ice Cream and Dessert Shot could be open as soon as Valentine’s Day 2011.
Quite a few people believed the house couldn’t be saved and even the most optimistic preservationists were beginning to feel a little uneasy about the Victorian House’s future, but with a deal in the works to save the property and open up a new business next door, the owners of the Comfy Cow could quickly become neighborhood heroes.