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Old 12-09-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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The buzz on Louisville builds....the new Portland or something more unique?

I think Louisville's future continues to develop as a hip center, a place for hospitality, good food, and good booze (bourbon) and it should really play on this new strength. I think if downtown starts to open more of the distilleries, as planned, it could really take off.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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Glad to hear this. Louisville deserves this recognition.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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I think there was some recognition of the local restaurant scene, too? Don't recall were but it was in a national publication or website?
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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I may be partial; given that I was born there, but I have always felt that Louisville is one the the most overlooked cities in the country. The area has always had a good arts scene, good restaurants, and a good fan base for sports, but national recognition has always eluded the area. If Louisville could become Portland East, that would be outstanding; Oregon's largest city is known for its patronage of the arts, its liveability, and its environmental initiatives.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Louisville has, I think, a long way to go to be as environmentally friendly or as transit/cycle oriented as Portland.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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I think there was some recognition of the local restaurant scene, too? Don't recall were but it was in a national publication or website?
There was a popular contest about the best food scene and people voted Louisville near the top.

Louisville is a very well kept secret as far as tourism goes. Its food scene rightfully deserves some attention. Louisville's future seems bright as far as tourism goes.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Louisville has, I think, a long way to go to be as environmentally friendly or as transit/cycle oriented as Portland.

Agreed. Although I think it was named a "silver or bronze" city by a few bicycling associations (not gold which is reserved rightfully for places like Portland and of course NYC, Chicago etc).

Louisville does have a fairly large biking culture, and the completion of the Louisville Loop ,the 100 mile ring around the city, is the most ambitious park project in the nation. I know this for certain since i travel so much.

That said, if Louisville would just consider the 8664 plan, tearing out I-64 along the river, and give some consideration to light rail or trolleys, it could move up to be a world class mid sized city. A trolley line from the river down 4th to UofL, and a trolley from Main/Market through east market up Baxter/Bardstown would do wonders for the city, especially for tourism, and it would open it up to New Orleans style toursim and heritage draw, especially for people from MI, WI, OH, IL, IN and even other surrounding southern states.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Im an annoying, filfy -ex-Vermont-, bicycle riding, tree hugging kommie hippy freak that researched Portland, Ashville and all the other cool hi-hipster meccas before ending up here. It might not be the best at anything, but the sum-total number for my personal stuff index ended up higher than other cool hi-hip places. I love it here and lasted 3 years even, a personal best given the last 10 years of roaming. That said, I don't want too many people to find out how cool it is, because when the secret is out, investors and developers will flock here to "improve" us.

You know how that goes . . . .

Heres to SyFy Channels "Scary Hillbilly" weekends
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:38 PM
 
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if Louisville would just consider the 8664 plan, tearing out I-64 along the river, and give some consideration to light rail or trolleys, it could move up to be a world class mid sized city. A trolley line from the river down 4th to UofL, and a trolley from Main/Market through east market up Baxter/Bardstown would do wonders for the city, especially for tourism, and it would open it up to New Orleans style toursim and heritage draw, especially for people from MI, WI, OH, IL, IN and even other surrounding southern states.
Until you snap-up wide awake from your "day-dreaming" and the realization sets in that; who is going to pay for it all?...

Cheers...
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:33 AM
 
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Until you snap-up wide awake from your "day-dreaming" and the realization sets in that; who is going to pay for it all?...

Cheers...
Uh, that is a little rude I think. Who pays for trolleys in Memphis on Beale? New Orleans? It is not a dream; if the citizens/taxpayers of Louisville would wake up and realize the potential greatness of their city, you may see not a "boom" as thunderkat fears, but rather, positive sustained growth with good jobs for all.
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