I first came across renovation work at this small live-work structure at 1100 Seventh Street last February. Since then, we have all become familiar with the work of Shine Contracting. Work has now finished up since the above photo was taken in late December and the building has once again become a true live-work structure.
A small sound studio is setting up shop in the ground floor and the owners live in the apartment above. The building has been dubbed the Limerick Media Market, referencing the name of a former market once housed in the building. Everything is expected to be settled by the end of January or early February.
Before Shine began work on the structure, it was in disrepair and required extensive renovations. Shine peeled away the decaying interior and even replaced the modified storefront to bring the building facade back to its original configuration.
With the work of Shine and others, Limerick is beginning to show real signs of rebirth and the traditional retail corridor at Seventh Street and St. Catherine could again rise to become one of Louisville’s great urban cores.