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What closed in 2019

by SilvioM » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:34 pm

From CJ, cut/pasted since it's blocked to non-subscribers. Didn't know about #14 City Cafe even though I work a few blocks away. (Edit: Just read that it will be replaced by Louie's Hot Chicken and BBQ, second location after the Poplar Level one.)



1. Anselmo’s Italian Bistro — 1511 Bardstown Road. Replaced by Shahar Cafe.

2. Artesano Vino Tapas y Mas — 1321 Herr Lane. Replaced by Steak & Bourbon.

3. Bank Street Brewhouse — 415 Bank St., New Albany, Indiana. Closed to focus on The New Albanian Brewing Company Pizzeria and Public House.

4. Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill — 1250 Bardstown Road and 4014 Dutchmans Lane. One of the three locations closed in January 2018, and this year, the other two followed.

5. Big Four Burgers — 114 E. Main St., New Albany, and 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville, in Indiana.

6. Bistro 301 — 301 W. Market St.

7. Bluegrass Exchange Marketplace & Deli — 9428 Norton Commons Blvd.

8.Bussman’s Bakery — 1906 Frankfort Ave. Closed after 52 years in operation for an unknown reason.

9. Butchertown Pizza Hall— 1301 Story Ave. Closed due to poor sales.

10. Café at Main St. — 10317 Watterson Trail

11. Café Mimosa — 1543 Bardstown Road. Dragon King's Daughter moved up the road to take over the much larger building.

12. Casa Fiesta — 10000 Brownsboro Road

13. Citizen 7 — 10715 Meeting St. Replaced by Gustavo's Mexican Grill.

14. City Cafe — 505 W. Broadway. Closed to concentrate on catering.

15. Cocoberry Pops — 323 Woodlawn Ave. The restaurant moved to Orlando, Florida.

16. Cox’s Hot Chicken — 110 E. Main St., New Albany, Indiana, and 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Indiana.

17. Cumberland Brewing— 1527 Bardstown Road. Replaced by Against the Grain's Public House.

18. El Barrio Tequila and Whiskey Bar — 129 W. Main St. To be replaced with Doc's Bourbon Room.

19. Fishery Station — 5610 Outer Loop.

20. Flavour — 1767 Bardstown Road. Replaced by the second location of El Mundo.

21. Floridita — 9909 Taylorsville Road

22. Fond — 2520 Frankfort Ave.; 1001 Logan St. Fond moved from Frankfort Avenue to Logan Street Market this year, then closed in Logan Street Market, citing the market as a "wonderful place where we simply do not belong."

23. Freakin’ Unbelievable Burgers — 5000 Shelbyville Road

24.Hull & High Water — 324 E. Main St. Owner Eric Morris cited personnel changes, permit issues and personal issues as reasons for the closure.

25. Inwave Restaurant and Juice Bar — 10310 Shelbyville Road

26. JB’s Pub — 307 Central Ave.

27. Jimbo’s BBQ — 801 Kenwood Drive

28. Krispy Krunchy Chicken — 1610 Dixie Highway

29.Mellow Mushroom — 3920 Shelbyville Road. Louisville's last Mellow Mushroom closed in April due to the owner not having enough time to manage it.
Mellow Mushroom at 3922 Shelbyville Road in St. Matthews closed April 28.

30. Mirin — 2011 Frankfort Ave.; 145 E. Main St., New Albany, Indiana. The New Albany location closed due to poor sales; the Frankfort location closed due to an ending lease.

31. Morels Café — 619 Baxter Ave. The restaurant closed to focus on catering.

32. North End Cafe/North End Slice — 2116 Bardstown Road.The closure was driven by lease renewals and staff changes.

33. Ngon Appetit — 1991 Brownsboro Road.

34.Palatucci’s — 204 S. Spring St.

35. Rivue Restaurant and Lounge — The Galt House Hotel revolving restaurant at 140 N. Fourth St. will be replaced by a concept called Swizzle.

36. Shiraz Mediterranean Grill — 237 S. Fifth St.

37. Stout Burgers — 1604 Bardstown Road.

38. Taco Steve — 415 Bank St., New Albany, Indiana

39. The Bistro — 3701 Frankfort Ave.

40. The Butchertown Social — 1601 Story Ave.

41. The Planet Bar — 2232 Bardstown Road. The owner was evicted.

42. Top Round Roast Beef — 4214 Shelbyville Road

43. Ward 426 — 426 Baxter Ave.

44. Waylon’s Feed and Firewater — 3939 Shelbyville Road

45. Wick’s Pizza — 12717 Shelbyville Road

46. Wild Rita’s — 445 E. Market St.

47. Yaching’s East West Cuisine — 105 S. Fourth St.

48. Yang Kee Noodle— 7900 Shelbyville Road and 1004 Bardstown Road. One closed in February and the second closed in April.

49. Zeggz — 2400 Lime Kiln Lane. Replaced by Mi Tierra.

50. Zoës Kitchen — 3723 Lexington Road. Replaced by Biscuit Belly.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Robin Garr » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:57 pm

Whoa, that looks like a lot when you stack them all up like that. :shock: Fifty closures, almost one per week. Thanks for sharing it, Silvio.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Mark R. » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:25 pm

Certainly a long list of closures but according to this article from business 1st: https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/ ... n-the.html the number of new restaurant openings still outpaced a number of closings last year.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by James Natsis » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:58 am

Mark R. wrote:Certainly a long list of closures but according to this article from business 1st: https://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/ ... n-the.html the number of new restaurant openings still outpaced a number of closings last year.



Yeah, Louisville Food and Dining counted 130 reported openngs vs 77 closings. They also write that 2019 was the 16th consecutive year that openings outpaced closures "and by a significant margin."
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Steve Eslinger » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:28 pm

Psyched to see El Mundo moving into the old Flavour spot. I've been wishing for a Mexican spot in that corridor and El Mundo is a great one. Summer Margarita's on that patio should be a winner. Also looking forward to Dragon King's Daughter in the old Cafe Mimosa location. We walked by both spots this morning, though, and neither looks very far along in the renovations so it could be a while before either opens.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Rich S » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:04 pm

A few more that the C-J didn’t list:

Louisville Cafe India, 12412 Shelbyville Road in Middletown. Closed sometime during the fall. It was replaced by a different Indian restaurant, Vindhu Bhojanam.

Himalayan Restaurant, 1578 Bardstown Road. Closed during the fall.

Crystal’s Southern Food & Spirits, 9909 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown. Replaced Floridita’s in late March but lasted only a few months.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by SilvioM » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:00 pm

Steve Eslinger wrote: Also looking forward to Dragon King's Daughter in the old Cafe Mimosa location. We walked by both spots this morning, though, and neither looks very far along in the renovations so it could be a while before either opens.


I agree -- I've not seen any work done on the new El Mundo. On NYE afternoon, I noticed the rear lights were on at the new DKD, I took a peak and they were still tearing out the walls in the kitchen (I didn't look too closely as, based on things that I've heard, I didn't want to see what was behind those walls. Don't want such an image in my head when I eat there!). Both look to be Spring openings.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Nora Boyle » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:31 pm

No worries, there is plenty going on revamping the new El Mundo space. Lots of internal gremlins to flush out and repair. Look for us February/March.
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Re: What closed in 2019

by Mike L » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:31 pm

Hated to see Pizza Hall and Anselmo's close.

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