Theater Square Marketplace
The curtain has gone up on a new business on Louisville's Fourth Street - Theater Square Marketplace.
Formerly known as the Kentucky Theater, and the original home of the KentuckyShow!, the aging building has been given a second chance.
Built in 1921 as a l,100-seat, lavish movie theater, The Kentucky was closed in 1981. Threatened with total destruction in 1982, preservationists were able to save the facade, lobby, and a small seating area for about two hundred people.
The building was bought at auction in 1997, after which the space was donated to a local community theater group.
In 2009 entrepreneurs George Stinson and Eric Haner morphed the Kentucky Theater building into an urban marketplace, a wine shop and more.
The newly renovated Theater Square Marketplace adds new excitement to Louisville's popular Fourth Street corridor. "Louisville Life" goes inside for a look at all it has to offer.
- Program 422
- Churchill Downs executive John Asher, Fourth Street's Theater Square Marketplace, Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia, gardening expert Cindi Sullivan and more on this edition of "Louisville Life". (#422)