New Retailers at Jefferson Mall
From gaming to fashion to local entrepreneurs, J Mall is bringing in the names you know and love … and maybe one or two who are new to you. Check out what’s happening at Jefferson Mall.
Torrid – Open Now! Celebrating its grand opening on January 20, 2020, Torrid has been a welcomed addition to Jefferson Mall! Local shoppers have shown their love for our newest retailer with lots and lots of shopping – stop by today to check out the latest women’s styles and see why Torrid is your next favorite store.
GameStop – Open Now GameStop opened November 23rd, 2019 for another run at Jefferson Mall. The store saw an amazing holiday season, and we’re looking forward to helping all our local gamers get connected with their favorite systems, games, and more.
Pop-Up Shop – Open for Tenants, Entrepreneurs looking to test the waters with their own retail space are welcome to the Jefferson Mall Pop-Up Shop! The Pop-Up Shop opened August 2019 offering weekly rentals in a high-traffic location for local, established, and emerging businesses to build their brand. Previous businesses include CBD, book publishing, real estate, and women’s clothing. Look for our next Pop-Up Shop retailer, Classy Sassy Me Boutique, coming March 22 – 29th!
Charlotte Russe – Opening April 2020 That’s right, Charlotte Russe is coming back! Charlotte Russe is the shop to check out for the latest clothing, footwear, and accessory trends at unbeatable prices. The store opens this April next to Victoria’s Secret.
Iroquois Amphitheater New Website and Concerts
On the eve of its 82nd season, the historic Iroquois Amphitheater unveiled a revamped website today with a modern ticket purchasing solution, a playlist featuring artists who have played at the amphitheater, a photo gallery from past concerts and a more modern, vibrant look befitting one of the local area’s most beloved venues. Tickets are on sale at the new website for the following shows:
Louis The Child with Jai Wolf and Evan Giia, Thursday, April 30
The Head And The Heart with Margo Price, Monday, May 18
AJR with Almost Monday, Tuesday, May 19
Three Dog Night, Thursday, June 4
In addition, tickets to the June 10 Glass Animals show will be going on sale soon, and the July 31 REO Speedwagon show is sold out. More shows are likely to be added this winter and early spring.
For more information and to view the new website, visit iroquoisamphitheater.com/
Free Wine Tasting @ Valley Liquors
Join us at Valley Liquors on Wednesday March 4th between 4PM and 6PM to try some new local wines from Nicholasville, KY. Taste Jessamine Rose a wine in honor of Jessamine County. Also try Sweet Riverbend Red, a Chocolate wine and a Raspberry wine. Curious? Now is the time to try something new for free. And if you decide to make a purchase, remember, it's Wino Wednesday, where any bottle of wine over $10 is $2 off! Hope to see you there. 10608 Dixie Hwy, 937-5777
Louisville Orchestra Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Fans of this epic space opera franchise are in for a galactic treat as they listen to the full orchestra perform the famous John Williams' score live while the movie plays on the big screen. This is definitely super-sized entertainment for the entire family. Saturday's, February 29th, performance begins at 7pm and Sunday's starts at 3pm. Ticket prices are $75 for adults and $25 for children. Get ready to feel the force! louisvilleorchestra.com
PARISTOWN: THE DEVIL’S TALE
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street
What is it with the Devil and violins? Here's a performance that tells it all. We offer you life-sized puppets, together with the LO, to tell a Russian story of the devil, a soldier, his lover, all the money in the world, and the fiddle that wrecks everyone’s plans. This is not for children so get ready for an exceptional, world-premiere, once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Yoga with Art
Saturday's ($5), February 29TH, at 9:30 am, 21c Museum Hotel
Coffee with your Councilman - March 14th
Join Councilman Blackwell on Saturday, March 14th for an informal discussion on the topics, issues, concerns and suggestions you have for District 12 and Southwest Louisville. Stop by Sister Bean's anytime between 10:00 am - 12 pm to speak directly with Councilman Blackwell and have a cup of coffee on him!
WHEN: Saturday, March 14th, 10 am - 12 pm
WHERE: Sister Bean's Coffee House (5225 New Cut Rd.)
Church's Chicken Development Update!
The operator of Church's Chicken is expected to open in April, 2020! Church's Chicken will be located at 10711 Dixie Hwy, near the Valley-Station Kroger. Church's Chicken is a rapidly growing fast-food chain that specializes in "bringing that down home flavor" to southern style chicken! Their Menu consists of a 2-piece, 3-piece, or 4-piece mix of spicy or original chicken and a variety of sides.
Interested in Fostering Animals?
People who are interested in fostering will need to fill out the Foster Application(PDF) and either email, fax to 502-473-2634, or bring the completed application to the LMAS Animal Care Center, located at 3705 Manslick Rd. For more information on our foster care program, please contact Stephanie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 574-6978.
Sign-up for Louisville Parks and
Recreation tee-ball league
Free fun, exercise and teamwork is in the mix this spring as Louisville Parks and Recreation is offering a free tee-ball league for children ages six and under. Sign-ups will continue through March 6, and again, participation is free. Parents can sign up at louisvillerbi.leagueapps.com or at the following community centers:
Beechmont Community Center, 205 Wellington Avenue
California Community Center, 1600 W. St. Catherine Street
Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Court
Douglass Community Center, 2305 Douglass Boulevard,
Molly Leonard Community Center, 640 N. 27th Street
Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue
Parkhill Community Center, 1703 South 13th Street
South Louisville Community Center, 2911 Taylor Boulevard
Southwick Community Center, 3621 Southern Avenue
Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
Games begin April 11 and will be played at Wyandotte Park, 1104 Beecher Street, 40215. Louisville Parks and Recreation is also seeking coaches and volunteers to help run the league. For more information, call (502) 574-4515 or e-mail Brady Buckley at Brady.Buckley@louisvilleky.gov. Louisville Parks and Recreation is partnering with Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Reviving Baseball In Inner Cities (RBI) program to increase interest and participation in the game of baseball and softball as well as to encourage academic participation and the value of teamwork. RBI operates in 200 cities worldwide.
Plan your winter getaway
Make the most of your winter vacation with a stay at a Kentucky State Resort Park. Chose from 17 full-service lodges with hotel type rooms and cozy cottages with spectacular views. Special packaged deals are being offered right now online, that differ from park to park. Options can include a Bourbon Experience, Getaway to Golf or Bed and Breakfast package, just to name a few. Don't you deserve a break this winter season? Visit parks.ky.gov
Southwest Library Upcoming Events!
Shh... It's a Speakeasy: Party Like It's 1920!
Saturday, February 29; 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
An adults only Books & Brews 502 after-hours event! Put on your swankiest glad rags and step back in time for some roaring 20s style fun. Casino games, music, dancing, costume contests and more! Against the Grain will be on hand with tasty brews for those 21+. This juice joint is password protected – Click here or call 502-933-0029 to receive the password.
Movie Monday: Aladdin
Monday, March 09; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Join us as we watch the new 2019 Aladdin, have some snacks, and do a craft. All ages
No Confirmed Coronavirus Outbreaks in Louisville
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health Wellness is working with area physicians, hospitals and government agencies to guard against and prevent the potential spread of the 2019 novel corona virus. So far, there have been no confirmed cases or suspected cases in Louisville.
Our team, led by our medical director, Dr. Lori Caloia, is working closely with our partners at the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to stay up to date on the novel corona virus. We maintain detailed plans on how to respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases, such as the 2018 hepatitis A outbreak, as well as other community public health emergencies.
While there are no cases of novel corona virus in Jefferson County or Kentucky, there have been more than 11,000 cases of the flu statewide, almost 6,000 here with 5 deaths. There have been more than 15 million cases of flu nationwide. To date only 11 cases of novel corona virus have been confirmed in the US.
Louisville Parks and Recreation introducing Volunteer Ambassador program
Do you love parks and want to take a bigger role in your community? Do you believe in taking care of them as you would your own backyard? Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking 10 Volunteer Ambassadors willing to keep an eye out on their neighborhood parks, help guide volunteer projects and make suggestions for park improvements. “We are going to rely on our Volunteer Ambassadors to be our eyes and ears in the field,” said Dana Kasler, Director of Parks and Recreation. “They are going to play a pivotal role in engaging the public and strengthening our park system.” Volunteer Ambassadors must be at least 18 years of age, agree to submit an online application and complete a training led by Louisville Parks and Recreation. The department is hoping Ambassadors will commit to serving one year at a selected park, averaging approximately 1 ½ hours of service work per week. They will also be asked to attend at least one community outreach event during the year on behalf of the parks department and organize at least one volunteer project in their park.
Louisville Parks and Recreation is seeking Ambassadors for the following parks:
A.B. Sawyer Park
Charlie Vettiner Park
Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park
Fern Creek Park
George Rogers Clark Park
Hays Kennedy Park
Joe Creason Park
Long Run Park
McNeely Lake Park
Applications will be accepted from February 15th through March 15th. Selected candidates will receive training starting in late March. Applications received after this period may be considered depending on need and training opportunities. Ambassadors will receive Louisville Parks and Recreation gear and additional perks. For specific questions, please contact the department’s volunteer office at LMPRvolunteer@louisvilleky.gov or call (502) 574-6403.
March Madness Book Sale
The Friends of the Library MARCH MADNESS BOOK SALE will be held at the Main Library Auditorium, 301 York Street, March 12 - March 15. Thousands of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and more will be for sale at bargain basement prices, $1 -$2 item! Thursday night preview hours are 5:30 - 8:30 pm, for Friends members only with $15 memberships available at the door. Friday and Saturday hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday hours: 1:00 - 3:00 pm featuring the Bag O' Books Sale when customers can fill a bag with selected books for only $10.00 each! The Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library is a non-profit organization of volunteers who support activities at all of the Library branches. For more information, call 502-574-1648.
Afterschool Homework Helpers Needed at Sun Valley
The Sun Valley Community Center is looking for volunteers to help 1st - 3rd grade students with basic math, reading, and writing skills. Volunteers are needed weekdays at 5pm. For more information, please call the Sun Valley Community Center at (502) 937-8802
McAlsiter’s Deli to open in November
McAlister’s Deli will open in November 2020 on the property of Park Place Mall located at 9070 Dixie Highway. McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb. There are currently over 400 locations in 28 states, ranging from Virginia in the East to Florida in the South to Arizona in West to Michigan in the North. Their website describes their food , “Our food is our foundation - we wouldn’t be here without the 13 layers of our McAlister’s Club or our giant Spuds covered with your favorite toppings. Our goal is to serve handcrafted food and delicious sweet tea that is simple and satisfying – for every palette, even mom’s pickiest eater. We take familiar flavors and add the special McAlister’s touch that you won’t find anywhere else.”
A Smoothie King is quickly being constructed next door to Batt and Putt. They are expected to be open by Spring 2020. A Hardees is being built in the previous Payless Shoes location, 5360 Dixie Highway.
FREE Radon Test Kits
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness is offering free radon test kits while supplies last. You can request a kit by calling 574-6650 or visiting https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/radon.
FREE Trees that Reduce Your Energy Bill and Improve Louisville's Tree Canopy
TreesLouisville is providing 560 free trees to residents through Community Canopy, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. This is the third round of the program which has delivered nearly 2500 free trees to Louisville residents in the past year. Louisville residents can reserve their free trees at www.arborday.org/treeslouisville. An online tool helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near their homes or businesses. Available species include: blackgum, sycamore, tulip poplar, bald cypress, and swamp white oak. Residents have the option to reserve a 3-gallon container tree to be picked up at Portland Presbyterian on March 4, 2020 or have a 1-gallon container tree shipped to their home.
Spring and Summer Day Camp
When school is out for spring and summer break, kids can continue learning at the Louisville Nature Center. Registration is now open for Spring Break Day Camp, March 30 - April 3. Kids ages 6-12 will have a blast hiking, birding, playing games, and enjoying the outdoors with LNC Educators. To register, call (502) 458-1328 or sign up for camp online.
Help make Louisville an even greener place! Join us for a tree planting in the parks on February 14th and 28th. No experience necessary! Families welcome!
We pre-dig the holes to make this an easier volunteer project for people of all abilities. For more information, please contact Sarah Flarsheim at email@example.com or call/text (502) 901-8191.
Junior Naturalist Program@ JMF
Third Saturday of each month, January - April; 10:00 a.m. - noon
Beginning in January, Jefferson Memorial Forest will be launching a free Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 7-10. This 4-part series will take place on the 3rd Sat of the month from January through April. Each month’s program will have a different theme and will be filled with exciting adventures and hands-on activities. Participants will learn to explore, observe, and think like a naturalist! Those attending all 4 programs in the series will receive a special certificate and Junior Naturalist Toolkit packed with essential tools for outdoor exploration. FREE! Ages 7-10. A parent/legal guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18. Call to preregister. Jefferson Memorial Forest (502) 368-5404. 11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Fairdale, KY 40118
Tree Canvassing for South Louisville
Louisville Grows is teaming up with Green Heart Louisville to bring trees to South Louisville! Volunteers will be trained and put in pairs to go door-to-door. We will be canvassing the Wyandotte/Oakdale, Taylor-Berry, Jacobs, Wilder Park, and Beechmont neighborhoods to find homes for trees and increase overall green space. Canvassing will run through March in preparation for our tree plantings in late spring. If you would like to volunteer click the link below!
2020 Public Programs @ JMF
The Program Staff at Jefferson Memorial Forest has been working hard to finalize the 2020 Public Program Schedule and we can't wait to share all the exciting events coming up this year! We have some fan favorites like our Valentine's Hike on Feb. 13 & 14, Forest Fest on May 16th, and of course our fall adventure in October. We also have some fun new programs coming this year as well! Jefferson Memorial Forest is excited to announce that starting in January, the Forest is offering a free Junior Naturalist Program for children ages 7-10. This 4-part series will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month from January through April. The Forest will also be adding an astronomy night hike and a birding program in Louisville's very own Caperton Swamp. There are lots more on the calendar so make sure you follow the Forest on Facebook to keep up to date with all of the events in 2020! They will also be posted on Louisville Metro's calendar.
Family Archaeology Lab Days
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Saturday until March 07, 2020.
When: Thursdays and Saturdays / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Grandparents and parents: bring out your aspiring archaeologists to see what archaeologists do in the lab (when they aren't digging). Be prepared to wash, sort and catalogue artifacts that have been recovered from Riverside's recent archaeology digs. This FREE hands-on experience will include a behind-the-scenes archaeology tour of the site (typically at 11:30 am; weather permitting). This lab activity is a drop-in program, but if you are planning to bring a group of 10 or more, please let us know so we are prepared for you!
If you have questions, please call 502-935-6809.
Dare to Care Food Bank
The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry has a new location! This amazing program ensures that families can access food regardless of where they live. Dare to Care brings food directly to a neighborhood and sets up a temporary pantry on a consistent, scheduled basis. Today, Dare to Care operates over 40 Mobile Pantries each month. These pantries provide nearly 275,000 pounds of nutritious food to our neighbors in need each year. This particular pantry is located at Sacred Heart Wayside (3101 Wayside Dr.) and services residents from the 40216, 40258 and 40272 area codes. The pantry will be at this location the second Monday of every month from 1:30 p.m. until they run out of food. If you have any questions or concerns please contact (502) 966-3821.
Metro Arts Community Center Events!
The Metro Arts Community Center offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you're looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill – from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing – the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you. Registration is required for all classes and begin immediately from 9:00am to 6:00pm at one of our 5 payment sites; Beechmont, Joe Creason, Southwick, Sun Valley, and Mary T. Meagher. Cash and Checks (made payable to Louisville Parks and Recreation) only.
Intro-Intermediate Silver and Metal-Smithing
Advanced Oil Painting
Intro to Glass Mosaics
Intro-Intermediate Lost Wax Casting
For detailed class and registration information, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/metro-arts-center
Road to top of Iroquois Park closed to vehicle traffic Uppill Road in Iroquois Park to the North Overlook is closed until further notice to vehicle traffic. Access to pedestrians and cyclists is still available.
Major Construction Complete on the New Dixie Highway Project
Crews working on the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project have reached a major milestone – the completion of the transformative medians that will make Dixie Highway safer and more efficient. Medians, curbing and sidewalks have been installed along a four-mile stretch of the busy corridor between Greenwood Road and Crums Lane. The completion of the medians means the end of significant lane closures. As of Dec. 11, all lanes are open and no long-term lane closures remain.
What's Left To Be Finished?
Landscaping continues as crews install shrubs, sod and trees causing limited, short-term lane closures that should not significantly impact traffic. Some physical and technological elements of the new bus shelters supporting the soon-to-launch Dixie Rapid bus rapid transit route will be installed now and in the spring. Updated signage and signaling work are also in progress. In the spring, the final surfacing and striping will be put into place. That work will only require temporary lane closures. When that work is complete, the public will begin to fully experience the New Dixie Highway.
Signs posted on utility poles and in the right-of-way are illegal and visual litter. Feel free to remove these signs when you see them. Thank you for helping clean our community
Street Light Out? Here's how to report it!
You can report streetlights to LG&E/KU by following this link:
PAL: Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
What is PAL?
Parents of Addicted Loved ones is a support group of parents helping parents. They meet every week on Sundays. Our primary goal is to provide hope through education and support, at no charge, for parents dealing with addicted loved ones. When: Sundays; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Raphael the Archangel Church (2900 Bardstown Rd.) For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 609-0926.
Support Southwest Community Ministries Currently Needs:
Southwest Community Ministries food closet is in need of toilet tissue and shaving supplies for men and women. These include shaving cream, razors, after shave etc. These items along with non perishable food items can be taken to Southwest Community Ministries (8504 Terry Rd.). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact (502) 935-0310
Do you have time to participate in Meals on Wheels?
Southwest Community Ministries is looking for kindhearted, friendly people to deliver meals to home-bound seniors in the 40272 and 40258 zip codes.
Meals on Wheels Delivery takes about an hour weekly, twice a month if you prefer to deliver two days/month. We have a Tuesday route that departs from Sun Valley Community Center (10:00 am) or a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday route departing from Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in the afternoon (3:30).
The Food Pantry, one of several food programs operated by SWCM, needs additional donations during the Holiday Season for the increased requests. Located at 8504 Terry Road Louisville, KY 40258. Food Pantry Hours: Monday to Friday (11:30 AM - 3:00 PM) If you want to make a difference in a senior's life, and yours, please contact Jessica Burnett 502-935-0310 ext. 244. Fax: 502.933.0319
Biscuit Belly Coming to Colonial Gardens
Another restaurant announced this week it plans to open at the renovated Colonial Gardens at 818 W. Kenwood Drive. Biscuit Belly will open a third location at the South Louisville location. The co-owner Chad Coulter, said "The restaurant is set to open by February or March 2020."
Southwest Community Ministries - Children's Eye Glass Assistance
Southwest Community Ministries, along with Kosair Charities, is offering an assistance program to help children in need get eye glasses! No one in the community should have live without seeing the world in crystal clear clarity, especially children. The ministries are able to offer up to $120 per child, covering the cost of two pairs of eye glasses. This is an amazing program that can help countless families provide something that many of us take for granted. If you have any questions or would like details of how to apply, please contact the Southwest Community Ministries at (502) 935-0310.
Explore Waverly Parks Great Trails
Trails of Waverly Park, 4800 Waverly Park Rd.
Fresh Air Loop, (3.0 miles) This is the east loop of the system and is most easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. Most of this trail follows the contours of the land around the hillsides of this forested park and is of moderate difficulty. The section of this loop in the northeast becomes very strenuous as it changes 100 ft. in elevation over a short distance.
Clinic Loop, (2.5 miles) This is considered the middle loop of the system and is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot or the westernmost parking lot. This moderate route follows the middle elevations of the hillsides just below the ridge lines. The trail features frequent but gentle hills and curves along the route making mountain biking very fun.
Twisting Bends Loop, (2.2 miles) This is the west loop of the system. Most of the route is moderate but it does become strenuous in pronounced elevation changes on the western portion of the loop. This trail has nice woodland flora and overlooks of Bobby Nichols Golf Course.
Playground Loop, (0.5 miles) This trail is easily accessed from the Playground parking lot. The Playground Loop Trail has been designed to provide a casual and easy nature hike for visitors. The route traverses interesting woodlands and streams where nature can be explored and enjoyed.
Lake Loop, (0.3 miles) The trail provides an easy hike on a wide path around Waverly Lake where you can view abundant flora and fauna along the lakeshore. Ample parking, picnic tables and grills are found around the lake.
Need a smoke detector?
Request a home inspection by calling 311. https://louisvilleky.gov/government/fire/services/request-smoke-alarm
Interested in Starting a Neighborhood Watch Program?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program with neighbors watching out for each other. If you are concerned about crime or want to start a Neighborhood Watch where you live contact LMPD Community Relations Programs at (502) 574-7427.
Support Local Charity Shirley's Way
Please help the Shirley’s Way by registering your Kroger card today!
1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards
2. Sign in to your online account or create an account
3. Click on “Savings and Rewards”
4. Click on “Kroger Community Rewards”
5. Toward bottom of page click I’m a Customer “View Details”
6. View and confirm that “Shirley’s Way Inc.” Organization Number “VF989” is listed on the screen, if not you can change the organization
7. Even if you have registered previously, check your register to ensure it is still current
8. Use your KrogerPlus card each time you shop at Kroger. You'll start earning rewards for our Shirley’s Way right away on qualifying purchases made with your KrogerPlus card. Thank you! Current Average Quarterly Kroger Reward Donation is $500 Goal is $2000
What's your wish for the southwest?
What is your wish for the Southwest? Do you have an idea, hope, or dream to improve our community? Do you wish there were a restaurant, store, or business in the Southwest? Share what you would like to see happen in the Southwest with The Local Weekly and we may publish your idea in the weekly paper and our website. Submit your wish. Please include your first name or initials and zip code unless you wish to remain anonymous.CLICK here to submit your wish.
I wish they would put some reflectors or something on the new redesigned medians. I have seen so many people hit the one by Jerry's and the Goodwill and blow out tires at night because they are difficult to see and before we could drive onto them. Now you can't. The need to do something to make them more visible. Armanda McMurray, 40216
My wish is : To create more community gardens on vacant lots to help people grow vegetables. This will help everyone be more self supporting. Have more local classes teaching people how to preserve food like we used to. More healthier and cheaper. B. N
MORE SIT DOWN RESTAURANTS LIKE RED LOBSTER OR OLIVE GARDEN ETC. CHARLIE 40215
I wish there was a McAllister's and a Panera Bread in Southwest Jefferson Co. We want descent restaurants in the south end!!! 40272
I would like to see something for the youth ages 11- 15 at the Southwest community center that gets kids involved. And is inexpensive. My kids are not into sports and really have nothing to do. And we can't afford to do a lot. Maybe free music lessons. Sincerely, J.Y. 40272
I would like to see more restaurants in Valley Station like Panera Bread, McAllisters, Olive Garden, Carrabbas. Along the lines of those. Something in the 40272. So that we don't have to drive so far to enjoy. Thank you, D.Y
We need a movie theater. R.R. 40258
I wish we had a movie theater out here again. Better than Dixie Dozen. Corey 40272
Famous Dave's restaurant would be nice. L. Riley 40272
I Would Like To See Sam,s Club On Dixie Highway.
Thank You EJA. 40258
I really wish we had a Best Buy store on Dixie Hwy. Ever since Circuit City closed, I've had to drive out to Outer Loop to the store there to get my electronic items. Anonymous
I would like to see a Kohls store and more family style restaurants in the area. DM 40258
I would love to see Outback come to the 40258 area. Wanda 40258
It would be great to get an Ikea store. Don't know what's going into Kmart's location when they close, but Ikea, Kohl's, an updated Target, or Michael's would be awesome. MB 40216
I wish to see less garbage on the ground, in the parking lots and along side the road. The business should take pride in their establishments keep garbage picked and not have employees smoking out front. The bus stop in front of Valley HS is always full of garbage. Need to start a no littering campaign! Ty!
Less TARC stops or at least accountability for littering and trashing the area by the people who wait there. A wider variety of athletic activities for kids: I.e. volleyball, dance, gymnastics. A fun family place such as gattiland or chuck e cheese. People who CARE about where they live. Every time we get something nice, its trashed within months. Less section 8 housing...stop tearing down projects and moving them to the south end. Local schools should leave gates open to walking tracks for community use...it is our tax money! The city should put more money and support into our FAILING public schools in the south end. Less pawn shops, cash advance stores, dollar stores, flea markets, & used car lots. An indoor sports facility in riverport...get valley sports, prairie village and local schools to go in on supporting it..or ask local riverport businesses to help support the financing-they have plenty of money. Bring back Hometown Pizza!!! Please and thanks! SIDEWALKS ON GREENWOOD ROAD ALL THE WAY TO RIVERVIEW PARK! TD 40258
We live on the edge of a beautiful subdivision. Most of us have older homes that we try and maintain, as well as keeping our yards looking nice. We have two vacant houses side by side that have needed tearing down for a long time. They are an eve sore as well as a breeding ground for mice. It would be a big encouragement to our neighborhood if something could be done about these houses. Thanks Pat, 40272
Improve the service industry, hire people who understand how to treat customers with respect. What happened to the customer is always right? Also, why are the side roads so trashy? Who is monitoring the maintenance of Dixie Hwy? I work in the east end. The difference is like day and night. Anonymous
I would like to see a stronger police presence. Fewer section 8 /HUD would be a step in the right direction as well as fewer Peddle Malls, used car lots and cash advance type businesses. MS 40258
Valley Station on Dixie could sure use a bigger Walmart. The one we have is so very limited. Hardly any room for housewares or clothes anymore since they added the grocery area. Not complaining about that though, that is something we needed, too. Just need a bigger store that carries much more merchandise.There are lots of people living in this area, now. C.T.
I would love to see a Kirkland's Home Store on Dixie Hwy JM 40214
I would love to see a Panera Bread, Red Lobster or Olive Garden out here. A Barnes and Noble would be great too. It just seems like we are the forgotten people out here that don't deserve nice things. We can read out here, why can't we have a bookstore. VA 40258
I would like to see Dixie Hwy cleaned up and less trashy looking shops. Also nicer sports facilities for the children. Additional eating places and different/better stores. I also wish more living in the area would take pride in what we do have while voting into office persons who will fight for us Southenders. Thank you. JP 40272
Panera Bread, Heine Brothers, Longhorns Steakhouse, Cheddars, Planet Fitness, Workout places with pools (very helpful for preventative care - esp for elderly), Nicer shopping centers (cleaned up and fresh), Smoothie King or a Cold Stone Creamery, more healthy eating options
please! Kohls, TJ maxx or Homegoods, an upscale restaurant maybe.
Panera Bread!! Pleaseeee!! I know many agree with me! MH
I live in the 40214 area I want to see a Culver's. Restaurant in the pleasure ridge park/valley station area Jeremy 40214
New to the area in Southwest Louisville. Please demolish the older buildings as well as that burned building near Lower Hunters Trace and put up newer restaurants. Dixie Hwy needs a makeover Now! Would love
to see FiveGuys, Jet'sPizza, Cluckers, Firehouse Subs, Chick-fil-A, Jason's Deli, Outback, Cheddars, Red Lobster, J Gumbos, El Nopal, Hometown Pizza. I would like to suggest the Southwest YMCA move on Dixie Hwy. Why is it down a creepy side road off another winding road? Do the roads get plowed well in the winter? Would love to have Half Price Books, Sam's or Costco, nicer Wal-Mart. 40258 LA
Better places to eat and shop. Chick-fil-a, Kingfish, Claim jumper, Carrabas, Max and Ermas, etc. If Dixie Manor could attract an Old Navy, Jc Penny's and a sporting goods store would be fantastic
Clean up old Johnsontown road. Go through there every morning as a cut through to get to terry road and it is just a mess in that area, like it has been forgotten. LH 40272
40272 gets the trash. no more car lot, cash advances. Need better grade stores and resturants. Problem is.. if a nice department store would come, that store would get the trash from their other stores that don't sell. therefore would not stay. We have money out here and want to spend it out here instead of driving across town. But no we get the trash. Diane 40272
I recently had to be out late after dark. I live in the 40272 Valley Station area and travel on Old 3rd Street a lot. I had to take notice how very dark and dimly lit it is on that road. I think we are much in need of a little more sufficient lighting on some streets around this area,especially on Old 3rd because it is such a winding and narrow street with so many hills and dips.It can be treacherous at night when it's raining or icy. We need more street lights. N.B.40272
A nice movie theatre like Baxter Theatre or Village 8.
A shopping mall would be awesome.
Ashby lane is in desperate need of sidewalks. 2
bicyclists have been hit and killed, as well as many hit by cars. There is no safe place to walk or ride on ashby lane
I wish there was s turn signal arrow at cane run rd & Ralph ave coming off expressway making a left turn. Lived in this shively area for 2yrs but that turn scares me everytimewith barely missed accidents. .. thank you. .vme
Been on Rockford Ln for 21 years need more lights, a gattiland, and a gym or recreation center for the kids to play these kids are good they have no where to go play basketball so we try to keep a rim so they can play there's nothing here for our youth ages 12-17 thank you Betty Caliste
There is a great need for a STREET LIGHT at Kendall Dr and Dixie Hwy where Tumbleweed is located. It is very dark trying to turn left onto Kendall. With the new library open traffic has increased. To prevent accidents a street light to light the street would be a great help. Pat 40272
I would love to see Dixie Hwy west to south down to Westpoint repaved and reflectors dividing the lanes. This has not been done in over 15 years. Tracy
I would like to see a YMCA with pool closer to the
Valley Station area. C.Hall 40272
My family and I have lived in a good subdivision on Flowervale for about 12 years.There is a very sharp curve in front with a guardrail. There are so many accidents in that spot, especially at night.There have been one or two a year as long as I can remember living here. They are always bad but this last one lost his life. His family placed a memorial in the place where his motorcycle hit.It seems to me after that many crashes in that same area we could at least get a street light or more reflectors or something.The problem has been ignored for many years.We need lights on this curve! 40272 J.B.
I would like see a movie theater out here ......Also nice to place to eat and upgrade greenwood park
My husband, neighbors and myself wish we could get a Sam's Club or Costco and also since Target is leaving update that entire strip to look like the new area by Jefferson Mall/ Middletown area by the Gene Snyder. With Five Below, Liquor Barn, Academy, etc. I would also like to see a McAlister's. Thank you!! L.T. 40216
NO MORE thrift stores or carlots, pawn shops or anything of that short. We need a mall that would be GREAT and more upscale shops and dinning like st.Matthews. make it look more cleaner and more inviting, nobody wants to come out this area because there's nothing out here and it's not up kept like it should be. We need to be the area people travel 40 minutes to get to for shopping and eating . Oh also Mabey a nice movie theater would be great
to . AH 40272
I wish there were a place for infants and toddlers (kids like age to 10&under) there nothing really out here for them to do , you have to travel far for a fun place for them . I would like tone see something like an puzzle fun dome or something of that short, with affordable prices and nothing to outrageous, so these kids can have something to do especially in the summer . I think that would be fun for them also something Mabey for the older one like a go-cart track/arcade! Let's give these kids something to do , and keep them out of trouble !!!!!!
Would welcome a Trader Joe's and Rainbow Blossom. 40177
in Southwest Jefferson County.
I wish Riverview Park had a boat dock. It would make it much easier to get on and off your boat. Also it would be safer than jumping off your boat to stop it for hitting the concrete ramp!! 40258
We need some better places to shop for clothing and house hold goods. Belk, Kohls, Pennys, or something along that line. We deserve that out here we are not second class citizens out here. Also maybe a Whole Foods or Trader Joes might be nice too, some of us like healthy and specialty foods at times and the prices there are not much different than Krogers as I have drove the long distance to the East End to shop there. These stores would also create more jobs for people in our community.
The South and Southwest Louisville need to see more Doctors stepping up to treat Heroin addiction. Doctors can get certified to help our community with an issue that's troubling our neighborhoods and breaking our families with medically assisted treatment. Treating heroin addiction with suboxone and therapy has been proven to work with much high success than the widely available abstinence model. Currently there is only one office in all of the 40118, 40208, 40210, 40215, 40216, 40258 & 40272 zip codes offering the treatment but it can be offered in every office if doctors get certified. More availability would save so many lives and reduce crime. Get educated!!! More info for doctors wishing to obtain certification, individuals seeking help and anyone who wants to learn more is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment. TAKE A STAND AND HELP OUR COMMUNITY.
My wish is for a JcPenny store. We have no clothes stores but Walmart, Meijers. Not good clothes. Its sad the Southend can't get a name brand store. We have to many chicken places, mattress stores, nice and junk car lots by the dozens, dollar stores, rebuilding same stores just making them bigger like Kroger. Before long we will have no clothes. The Kmart center on Dixie would have been a great place for JcPenny instead we get what we don't need, a bigger Kroger. Please tear all these junk stores and junk car lots down and give us better stuff. We do matter out here. 40216
I would like to see is outback on Dixie hwy to. I like to see Greenwood's get updates and side walk be good We all need to get in involved and keep the community from get Junk up!!
I would like to have a movie theater on Dixie Hwy again. 40216
We in Dixie area need a nice clothing store. JcPenny. We have NOTHING out here for clothes except walmart, Meijers and dollar store. Restraunts are nice, but we need clothes more. Get rid of so many car lots taking up good space and build what we need. 40216
I would love an Olive Garden, Noodles, Jet's pizza and more clothing stores in the 40258 area. We also need a toy store. I would also like to see shops in the Terry Rd shopping center by West Pages 40258 which is empty.
I would LOVE to have more free music events at southwest park like the ones highview puts on.Also Would Love to have Free MUSIC LESSONS FOR TEENS AND EVEN PARENTS AS WELL AT THE SOUTHWEST COMMUNITY CENTER.This could be really wonderful famiy time together .we need more of this.There really is not alot for our 12-18 year olds to do at community cnter.Cooking , Crafts,Cornhole,and Free Music Lessons would be wonderful..I as a parent would even volunteer to help.But also would like to participate in Music lessons with my grandkids. thanks dv
I think we need a sporting goods store in the 40258 area. There is nothing in this area with the exception of Hibbets comma which is limited. Mama needs a new fishing pole Bass Pro
My wish is to have a strip of stores similar to the setup in Elizabethtown, KY that has: Bed Bath and Beyond, Kirklands, Old Navy, Michaels, Pier 1, bookstore chain (Christian bookstore), etc. Also, a McCallisters would be lovely. Of course we need a department store like Kohls. I am still mourning the loss of Bacons. Thank you "Tired of driving to the east end, Veteran's parkway in Indiana, and E-town for the good stuff" 40258
We need desperately one nice clothing store, not generic version of JCPenny or Sears. We are sick of these little stores that have nothing and Walmart. Anonymous
A Kohl's where target was would be perfect! Cheddars and McAllister's would really draw more people. Anywhere there is a Southeast Christian Church, restaurants would be smart to open. Just look at the rural areas where the others are. Everyone was looking forward to Goody's, but their prices were sky high, and I am by no means a mizer. 40216 MS
Two big, empty buildings now-old Kroger and old Target. Could put movie theater at one of them! Really want a Michael's over in this area too or Joann Fabrics since Hancock is no longer.
Kohl's, bookstore, Honey Baked Ham, theater complex, Jersey Mike's, Mom's Music Store (with lesson studios), glass blowing gallery, farmer's market year round (sell what is in season), candy store, art store (with lessons/studios), Shaheen's, and a one stop shop/center for seniors for lunch, activities, workshops & entertainment. Thank You. VJW 40214
I wish for a Half Price Book & Records to open in this end of town. Scott 40258
I wish we had a Trader Joes, Lucky or Whole foods in the South end. Christine 40118
We need a place to shop for clothes. We need a Penny's or a Kohls. Hazel Smothers 40268. Everybody I talk to wants a Kohls. I want Both.
A Traffic light drastically needs to be installed on Old 3rd Street Rd, Valley Station !! Too many accidents/deaths have been ignored on this road. Turning left off of East Pages on to this road has uncrontrolable speeders with nothing to stop them. Not only that, but there are senior patio homes that are unsafe for residents to pull out with the speeding taking place. If the speeders knew they were going to have to control their speed due to the placement of a traffic light near Valley View Church, they would have no choice but to slow down and decrease their speed. This has resulted in way too many accidents and deaths and has been ignored for way too long. How many more accidents and deaths is it going to take to do something !!!!
40258, 40214, and 40272.
Panda Express !!!!
Badly need some apparel stores like Kohls or Old Navy. JV 40258
If people in the southwest would stop going out to the east end to shop, We would get better stores out here. shop on -line.If the better stores won't come to the Southwest then I won't shop at them.I will shop on-line at other stores.We need better stores out here,maybe jc pennys,Sears,a big name brand store.menards,rural king, Nicer sitdown eating places.But you have to remember, if we get them we have to spend our money at them, or they will close,40216
I would love to see a Heine Brothers Coffee shop, lets keep it local. Tina Jo 40214
We need another grocery store to replace Kroger that was in Southland terrace. Even if it was a grocery store. The Kroger Marketplace is nice, but its a hassle just to get small things and there is no more running to the store anymore. Its crowded with cars and people and the wait in lines are longer. Its just such a fight to get what you need, and neighborhood grocery stores are important also. Possibly a Price Less food store, Valu Market, Walmary Grocery, pic pac etc.
It would be wonderful to have a Five Below over here on Dixie!! I think it would do very well-maybe in Goodys or old Hancocks spot!!! Cmon everybody! Let's make them hear us! MB 40216
I would just like to see more people take pride in the home,yards and neighborhoods. We have to many properties/homes that are not being kept up by the owners or tenants. They can ''pretty'' up Dixie Hwy. all they want if the surrounding neighborhoods and homes are run down they are wasting their time and monies. Andy 40258
I wish more southerners would take a little pride in the area and STOP LITTERING and maybe even pick up someone else's litter. Roads by Iroquois Park, 3rd near near stores, strawberry ln, and the new Crittened connector are covered in litter. JJ 40214