Edna Kubala, who just authored a great book on the history of Butchertown, has been blogging about the neighborhood at Historic Butchertown. She recently interviewed Andy Blieden, developer of the Butchertown Market on Story Avenue and a building at Washington and Buchanan Streets that will soon house the new gastropub called the Blind Pig.
Blieden described why he chose to invest in Butchertown, what he likes about the neighborhood, and where there’s room for improvement. Here’s an excerpt, but be sure to check out the entire story over at Historic Butchertown:
The best thing Butchertown has going for it is its location and its old buildings. It sits perfectly between Frankfort Avenue, Bardstown Road, the park on the river and downtown. The building of the arena and the expansion of the home of the innocents are both very vital to the areas growth.
You can catch up with Edna at one of her book signings like one that will be taking place March 5 at the Urban Design Studio. She also regularly updates her blog with the latest info from Butchertown.