[ Editor’s Note: This post was updated to correct the address of the new D&W Silks shop incorrectly labeled in the METCO press release. Thanks to our tipsters for spotting a “coming soon” sign in the new storefront window. ]
The city announced a new round of METCO loans today. No major announcements, but we do learn where D & W Silks retail shop will end up now that their former East Main Street building has been demolished for a proposed high-rise. D & W received a $100,000 loan to open up a store at 2320 Frankfort Avenue in the Clifton neighborhood. It’s on the corner of Frankfort and Keats Avenues in that building that’s been vacant seemingly forever. They will be purchasing the structure and part-owner Chris Deeley says they hope to be open in six to eight weeks.
The other loans announced are as follows:
- $25,000 to Two Dazzle, a new retail store that will sell gifts, home accessories and seasonal decor. The shop, to open at 3819 Willis Avenue in St. Matthews, is owned by Ronda Simmons and Kimberly Marshall.
- $7,500 to Comfy Cow, an ice cream and dessert store in Westport Village. The loan will help the shop, owned by Roy and Tim Koons-McGee purchase outdoor furniture that will double the store’s seating capacity.
- $60,000 to Gilman’s Point, a commercial property being renovated at 220 Ridgeway Ave. The money will allow owners Theodore Mitzlaff and Stephen Smith to rehab the property, including adding accessible restrooms and improve the building’s facade.
- $100,000 to Atteberry Smith, a start-up cabinet and window business that will operate at Gilman’s Point, 220 Ridgeway Ave. The company is owned by Theodore Mitzlaff and Stephen Smith.
- $100,000 loan to Hertz Starks Building, which owns the hi-rise office tower at 4th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The loan will assist in improving the building facade.
Another $300,000 loan for the Starks Building was approved by a Metro Council committee this week as well for a planned high-end chain steakhouse called Eddie Merlot’s setting up shop in a vacant corner store. Fox 41 has more details and notes the full Metro Council must now vote on the loan.
I think D&W Silks used to be on Frankfort Avenue years ago. Maybe across the street from Irish Rover.
What source said D&W Silk was moving to 2306 Frankfort Avenue? I ask because there are signs in the windows of the building next door at 2320 Frankfort Avenue saying that D&W Silk will is opening there.
John, the city’s METCO press release stated 2306 Frankfort Ave., but I think it may have been wrong. Another tipster also reported seeing the signs in the window at 2320 Frankfort and I put in a call with D & W Silks to confirm the correct address. The signs are pretty convincing, though. I’ll update the article this afternoon when I hear back from D & W.