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Old 10-01-2009, 06:53 PM
Location: Dayton, OH
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I ask alot about shopping because our friends and family(Canada) visits always entail some form of outlet shopping as most US shopping is better than anything in Canada.
If you like outlet malls this one just opened north of Cincinnati:

Cincinnati Premium Outlets

A Chicagoland favorite, new to Cincy:

Crate & Barrel

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Old 10-02-2009, 04:25 PM
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We frequently travel to Cincinnati for shopping. We currently live in the Lexington area, but do frequently visit Louisville as my husband has family there. However, when we want to just shop it is definitely better to make the trip to Cincinnati for Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, Tiffany's, etc. And of course Trader Joe's and Jungle Jim's! (InLondon - we definitely prefer TJ's over Whole Foods!)

But otherwise the shopping isn't bad in Louisville, and there are some great restaurants as others have mentioned.
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Old 10-03-2009, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by centereach View Post
Thanks for the info, I will definitely look at the other food link.
I am still doing my research and cincy seemed like the closest big town. I have been to Chicago before and the shopping is comparable to NYC there so I guess that would be the closest thing to NYC. How does Nashville shopping compare? I ask alot about shopping because our friends and family(Canada) visits always entail some form of outlet shopping as most US shopping is better than anything in Canada.

Any particular Sushi restaurant you would recommend?
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As you can see, Nashville is'nt much bigger than Louisville in metro area, and the city is actually smaller and less urban. Also, it is nearly 3 hours a way. Certainly not worth a shopping trip at all considering their stores are nearly identical to Louisville's. The same cam be said for Cincinnati, of which there are 4 or 5 exceptions. The saks in cincy is subpar, the tiffany's is ok. Nordstrom, Crate and Barrel, and Trader Joe's/Jungle Jim's may be worth the trip. Nashville is a fun place though if you like country or live music, and has probably the best nightlife in this region.

To be honest, of all the small cities in this region, Indianapolis has the best shopping. I would go there over Cincinnati if you wanted a little better shopping. There is a decent Outlet mall on the way there too. Plus, they have a downtown mall and a little more going on downtown. I think the Indy Saks is substantially better stocked than the one in Cincy, which is rumored to be partially subsidized by the city to keep it open.

Again, I am warning you, do not come into Louisville with a closed mind though just because there are not a few chains you are "used to." The vehemently locally inspired nature of the place and strong neighborhoods are something I have never seen in a city its size. Embrace that locally inspired nature and you will love it. Find out where all the local upscale shopping boutiques are. Try out Von Maur and Rodes for your Burberry. Then, if you cannot find what you want, take a day trip to Indianapolis. They will have a little more, but please please please be aware that a Saks in a midsized city is nothing like one in NYC. The same can be said
of almost ANY chain. Such is the nature of retail.

To reitterate, for foodie advice, join that free forum. They will welcome you with open arms. Several posters are from NY. I can give you some advice but not like them. There are around 30 sushi places in the metro now, and probably another 15 places with sushi on the menu.

Sapporro is probably one of the most popular as a "see and be seen place." But I also like Maido, Sakura Blue, Asahi, Osaka, Raw, and Caviar. I also hear Oiishi is good. one of the most randomly located is in the suburb of Fern Creek, far from a foodie hotbed, but this place is a find, and has live jazz and penny sake on tuesdays: Sake Blue.

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Old 10-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Location: Kentucky
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I like going to Nashville to shop and spend a weekend, they have a Burberry, Lacoste, Tiffany & Co, LV, and Opry Mills has a good mix of outlet stores, like a Saks Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, and it has a Rainforest Cafe, which I think is the closest one to Louisville. Nashville is a fun place to spend the whole weekend because of all the nightlife downtown and there is just a lot more to do and see there than Louisville. I would rather go there than Cincy for that reason. Atlanta also has a variety of stores comparable to Chicago.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:20 AM
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My husband is a New York native as well, but has been here over 15 years now teaching at the college.

He told me to tell you that if you do need a snowblower, you better have a 4 by 4 because without it you're not going anywhere anyway.

(I personally would have liked to have had one last year...)

If you need a wonderful realtor to show you around (I recommend the East End), Katrina Blomquist (it may by Blumquist) comes highly recommended. (by us!) Just google her name, I'm sure it'll come up.

To be quite honest, the only thing we haven't been able to find here in Louisville is cavatelli. Lotsa Pasta (highly recommended Italian market) used to carry them, but now they don't. So whenever we go to New York, we fill a freezer chest with them.

Come to think of it, we're almost out...got room in the moving van?

Welcome to Louisville!
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Visvaldis View Post
Glad to hear that someone from New York is moving to Louisville. This place needs more from New York!
That depends on what they might be bringing from N.Y.
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