U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kentucky > Louisville area
 [Register]
Louisville area Jefferson County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 12-27-2013, 08:14 PM
 
2 posts, read 3,026 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Can someone please tell me where Frisch's Big Boy was located downtown in the 60's and early 70's? I think it was either Fourth St. or Third St. Thank you for any info
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-28-2013, 01:36 PM
 
366 posts, read 634,885 times
Reputation: 360
I'm not originally from Louisville but, have lived here 14 years. I asked a friend who was born and raised here and they said....there was one on 3rd and Southland Blvd. There is a Walgreens there now right across from Iroquois Manor. Also he believed one to be on Broadway or near Market St .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-28-2013, 02:11 PM
 
2 posts, read 3,026 times
Reputation: 10
Thank you so much for the reply missmc66! This would have been on Third or Fourth north of Broadway. Again, I thank you for taking the time to respond.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-28-2013, 10:21 PM
 
2,391 posts, read 4,548,815 times
Reputation: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charrell View Post
Can someone please tell me where Frisch's Big Boy was located downtown in the 60's and early 70's? I think it was either Fourth St. or Third St. Thank you for any info
If my memory has it correct, Frisch's was located on Fourth Street where it was once called "River City Mall". It was located on the first block I think near Broadway.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-29-2013, 09:37 AM
 
366 posts, read 634,885 times
Reputation: 360
I think River City Mall was also changed to the Galleria which is now Fourth Street Live.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-30-2013, 03:03 PM
 
7,021 posts, read 15,218,928 times
Reputation: 3444
Quote:
Originally Posted by missmc66 View Post
I think River City Mall was also changed to the Galleria which is now Fourth Street Live.
Hmmm. Not really. I believe River City "Mall" was actually the term given to the blocks, south of the Seelbach, that are now dubbed "Sofo." That 3 blocks to broadway, in the 70s, was blocked to vehicular traffic and made a "pedestrian mall." This was an attempt to save a retailvarea that was once the center of the city, but well into great decline by the 1970s. By the 1980s, things became desolate. There were many tear downs. At that point the Galleria was called for and opened i think in the mid 80s to try to save the Kauffman-Strauss building. By the late 1990s to early 2000s, the only major retailer downtown was Rodes, which split for the Glenview/Holiday Manor area about a 15 years ago.

Lately, in the last year, this once great retail area has seen a renaissance. I think around 10 new businesses have opened there, mostly small boutiques, gift shops, a bar (Meta) and around 50 aoartment units. There is also 2 new hotel developments (Embassy Suites in the old Stewart's) and Hilton Garden in on the parking lot at 4th and Chestnut ( I am guessing there was a grand building there decades ago).

Daytonsux, who grew up in Louisville, is actually very knowledgable on this history. Hopefully he drops by here to help us out.

Last edited by Peter1948; 02-17-2014 at 09:54 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-16-2014, 09:32 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,259 times
Reputation: 10
Big Boy is the greatest sammich ever
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Kentucky > Louisville area
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top