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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)