Vincenzo's in Downtown Louisville. (Courtesy Google)
Vincenzo's in Downtown Louisville. (Courtesy Google)
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Each month, the nonprofit Louisville Forum convenes for a lunchtime discussion of a topic important to the Louisville community. Meetings involve a panel of experts discussing a chosen topic over lunch at Vincenzo’s at Fifth Street and Main Street in Downtown. These panels are open to the public, but they’re not free—there’s a fancy lunch involved, after all.

The next meeting takes on Wednesday, November 11 and will explore the intersection of preservation and development—a topic that has come up numerous times in the city recently. The title of the talk is “Preservation and Economic Development: Can There Be A Balance?”—and the answer is a resounding yes. (Just look at the beautiful adaptive reuse of a former bank into a restaurant where the panel will convene.)

The panel includes the following:

  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief, Louisville Forward, Louisville Metro Government
  • Steve Wiser, Architect and Historian
  • Marianne Zickuhr, Executive Director, Preservation Louisville
  • Glenn A. Price, Jr., Attorney, Zoning and Land Use Law

Each panelist is given four minutes for opening remarks followed by 30 to 40 minutes for questions and answers. The meeting begins at noon (but you should get there early) and wraps up around 1:00p.m. The registration deadline was Monday at noon, but you may try anyway if you want to attend. Otherwise, watch out for Metro TV to broadcast the event at a later date. Details for registration can be found on the Louisville Forum website.

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