-If people in this city keep going on about preserving these buildings we will never move forward as a city. Louisville needs to keep up with other big surrounding cities. We already lost the FFA Convention till 2024 and may not get them back then because we didn't have enough hotels. So, now we are building hotels... a little late on that forfront. I say tear Colonial Gardens down and move on people. -I believe it should be torn down as it is just too expensive to renovate and not particularly an attractive building. They' re so many things that could be done to bring beauty and local business to our area. Robin 40214
-I wish instead of building new buildings for new business, why cant they just take a old run down vacant building and fix it up and move in there..
-Preserve it,people love nostalga...... Kevin 40258
-Colonial Gardens is a fascinating historical site, but the people living right around it have no idea what its history even is. An enterprising business could renovate and restore the site, and make it a useful part of the community once more. The location is ideal for a restaurant, nightclub, or hotel. But if it's torn down we'll likely end up with another drug store or parking lot. Haven't we lost enough local color and heritage in Louisville? Save what remnants we have left!
-Make it a Community Center for kids??? Like we have at Beechmont and the old St. John Vianney or right next to it? I think not! Restaurants or a shopping center would be nice!
-It definitely is an eye-sore. It is a very busy corner and deserves to be of use to all citizens of Louisville and beyond. Tear it down soon and install a historic site plaque. M. Kopatz 40216
-It's a shame that all that money was spent to make that shopping center look attractive. I think they did a wonderful job on the outside, but the best they could do is a Peddler's Mall? Enough of the junk stores.
-I have the answer. Relocate the colonial gardens building to the overlook area at the top of Iroquois Park and actually preserve the god-forsaken thing once and for all by explaining the supposed history and importance of the former zoo and bar. Then let the former developer build a much needed improved shopping center on the current corner of New Cut and Kenwood. Problem solved.I am sure those individuals that are so concerned about the dumpy old building would be glad to pitch in and carry some lumber to the top for old times sake, heh? Then the rest of us can avoid looking at the eyesore. Everyone one wins. Thank you, R.J.C. South Louisville
-Relocate it to the top of Iroquois Park and allow the former developer to continue on with their plans. Preserve it's history near the overlook. That would cut down on vandalism up there and restore the one rare gem that this area has, an OVERLOOK!!
-I don't care so much about the building one way or the other as long as something is done to make that building on the corner of Kenwood and New Cut look nicer. I wish I had the money to refurbish the building and make it look like the Westport Villiage and then either put a few shops inside like a book store, an art supply store, a coffee shop, a restaurant or a game venue similar to Incredible Daves. We need something that would bring the community together and provide jobs. If someone wants to give me the money, I will be glad to open an Art Supply store with a Coffee Shop/Cafe and have a few classrooms and a gallery for the art produced by the students....My Dream would produce jobs, beautify the community, bring the community together and make me happy!! Karen 40214
-Tear the building down!!!. Rob
-It should be preserved. Anonymous
-The History of all communities is in trouble if,the neighborhood interest is destruction.However lets build a youth center and help the youth get more involved in the qualities and characteristics of one area or lets just tear them down like a building. This is my point of view :) Tim Childers Community Leader.
-How much history did the Executive Inn have.It was torn down and no peep was heard from anyone.Colonial Gardens sits there with the only people willing to do anything with the property blocked from improving the area.I say to set a time limit and if no one comes forward to renovate it in the set time then demolition should be approved for any potential buyer.I think it has sat long enough but maybe SOME OF THE PEOPLE WANTING TO SAVE IT COULD COME UP WITH SOME PLAN AND DOLLARS TO RESTORE IT. Anonymous
-The only people who want to destroy Colonial Gardens are those who can't be bothered to educate themselves about the site's history. It's a promising site, if the right kind of management is put in place- something that will honor the history. We don't need another nightclub or, God forbid, another parking lot. It's the last of a type of vanished community landmark, the beer garden. Surely something can be done that takes its history into account. Anonymous
-We just rode by that ugly eye sore and it's up for sale. Hope they tear it down. and build a restaurant. Anonymous
-The Colonial gardens was a fun place to go once upon a time. You could eat, Karaoke, dance. Now its time has passed. We need to tear down old structures in Louisville so we can continue to keep the city looking nice with new buildings. Or opt to tear the building down and leave the area vacant so nearby businesses could expand parking lots if needed.
-Tear down the eye sore. A nice sit down restaurant would be nice. The place is a big eye sore. It needs to be tore down. It ugly's up the neighborhood. Anonymous
-A restaurant, There would be a lot of business from the park on weekends I think, This area needs restaurants. Anonymous
-Another example of the minority governing the majority. Most likely people who do not live in the area. Anonymous
-The place is a big eye sore...Anonymous
I was very disappointed to read that the proposal to demolish Colonial Gardens had been denied. The building is an eyesore and degrading to our community. We have a group of investors who are ready to give us something we can be proud of again. A new development could revitalize the park and the South End. It would also be an asset to Churchill Downs and surrounding areas. Please reconsider and give our community something we can enjoy and share with our neighbors. Sincerely, Robin G. Stamm
-Being old doesn't make it sacred. has served its purpose long ago. demolish the building and move forward. Gerlach 40208
-It is doing the community no good if it is not open and it is just sitting there rotting away...it is so ugly right now. at least paint it. Anonymous
-Tear down Colonial Gardens. It's nothing but an eyesore.